Class Participation 10%
Exercises 30%
Midterm 30%
Final 30%


- Initial Concept Exercise
- Motor Exercise
- Solenoid Exercise
- Mechanism Exercise
- Robot Arm Exercise

Midterm Assignment: Character Sketch (due 11.3):
Build on one or more of the exercises you’ve done to create a more fully realized piece that uses automation to imbue a machine or an object with a sense of personality, voice or intention.  The piece can be dynamic and interactive or through composed.

Final Project Assignment: Automated Composition (due 12.1):
Working with a specific story or scenario as a starting place, develop a piece that uses automation to convey narrative, creating a dynamic conceptual relationship between the content and form.

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