updated syllabus Nov-Dec

Nov 1: Responsive Machines 1
Assigned reading:
We’ll break up into homework groups, each group reading a different study, and then report to the class for discussion.

Guest: Heather Knight
We’ll spend the last bit of class organizing final project groups.

Nov 8: Responsive Machines 2
No reading. After presentations and discussions with our guests, we’ll spend a little time brainstorming as a group about final projects.

Guests: animator Eyal Ohana, robot artist Laura Greig

Nov 15: Delusions
Assigned reading:
Case studies of patients suffering from misidentification delusions.

INITIAL PROJECT IDEAS DUE for workshop discussion.

Nov 19, 6:30, with treats & beer. Reality and Unreality in Unreal Environments: game space
Guest: Chris Hecker, Spy Party
http://chrishecker.com/Homepage

Nov 22: No class meeting (rescheduled to Nov 19)

Nov 29: Reality and Unreality in Unreal Environments: physical space
Guest: Bianca Bosker on architectural mimicry in contemporary China
FINAL PROJECT PLAN DUE (workshop in class)

Dec 6: Lies–Impostors, Cons, Hoaxes and Identity
We’ll break up into homework groups, each group reading studies on one topic, and then report to the class for discussion.

FINAL PROJECT, FIRST ITERATION DUE (including documentation/field writeup)

Dec 13: Final project presentations (second iteration)
Dec 15: Final project presentations (second iteration)

Dec 16, 9AM: Final project documentation/field writeup due.
This deadline is 100% ironclad. If you don’t turn in your work by the deadline, you won’t get a grade, because I have to turn in grades.

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