FVIM-213-S001-2015: Open Media Installation

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FVIM 213 - Open Media Installation 

== READ ME FIRST! ==

PEER GROUPS

Hi everyone, here are your peer groups for the term. You can Skype, meet in person (if you are in Vancouver) but certainly you will be commenting on each others progress each week.


Group A Group B Group C Group D
Dallas Eresman ( OM 2015)
Nathalie Maynard ( OM 2015)
Jessica MacDaniel ( OM 2015)
Gio Swaby ( OM 2015)
Tom Wu (OM 2015)
Jared Brandle (OM 2015)
John Deveaux (2015)
Steven Schmidt ( OM 2015)
Max Mueller-Langer ( OM 2015)
Thomas Nijdam ( OM 2015)
Tommy Richardson OM 2015)
Yi Stropky ( OM 2015)



Studios: Jared Brandle (OM 2015) * John Deveaux (OM 2015 * Dallas Eresman ( OM 2015) * Jessica MacDaniel ( OM 2015) * Nathalie Maynard ( OM 2015) * Max Mueller-Langer ( OM 2015) * Thomas Nijdam ( OM 2015) * Tommy Richardson OM 2015) * Steven Schmidt ( OM 2015) * Yi Stropky ( OM 2015) * Gio Swaby ( OM 2015) * Tom Wu (OM 2015) *


This  is a process-oriented course providing an introduction to integrated practices.  FVIM 213  returns in Spring 2015 with the thematic Marking Places / Virtual Geographies.

This online section of FVIM 213 will explore installation, performance and media based work specifically conceived to exist online. Possible directions to explore will include (but not limited to):
Earth Works Online ** Ephemeral Works Life Line ** Interwebbed Interactive ** Liberated Locations/Site Translation ** Virtual Place Enhancement ** Online journals with project links and info ** Hacker Art ** Online Bodies of Nature ** cyberperformance

Articles and other websites of interest:


The student will experience and research examples of work and develop their own project(s), realising the work online. 
With the prevalence of online platforms and social networks, artworks can be situated within a particular geographical or geo-sociopolitical context, but not bound to it. Students will consider how virtual placement and context shape the meaning of their content (or conversely how a particular theme or subject must be realised in this arena to logically reflect the work). Students will also consider how a web situated work or practice might internationalise their practices (and their imaginations).
Google earth, maps, second life, social networks, virtual geographies, data visualisation and other avenues may be explored and finally utilised so that the content of a ‘site specific’ work or sociopoliticized place (in the real/concrete world) is executed in a manner to best realise it’s intent. Whereas some students may elect to create their own virtual place from scratch without a ‘real’ site-specific geographical referent, others might create ephemeral works in situ that will, after a short period of time, persist only online.


Wiki Online Community Philosophy
This wiki is the beginning of an ongoing community of individuals interested in this online Open Media course. You are encouraged as students to remain part of the community after your course and come back to see what new work is being undertaken here. Faculty and students are encouraged to start new pages on subjects of interest if so inclined. You are welcome to continue to contribute feedback if you are motivated by research or work you find here. You are all encouraged to be an ongoing part of this community by also preserving your page (thereby your research, work and links): future students will benefit from your contributions to this online library of experimental practice. Hopefully with ongoing contributions across terms and years, this wiki will become a valuable research tool for current and past students alike. In successive terms/years, individuals visiting particular pages will be able to also see links to pages of that individuals cohort by visiting the class student links bottom of the page.

Dear Open Media students, welcome to your term. This is an ONLINE class and as such you may take the course no matter what country or time zone you happen to be in. This course takes place on the ECU wiki: wiki.ecuad.ca.

The class is asynchronous, meaning that there is no particular meeting time for the class as such. The class is asynchronous, meaning that there is no particular meeting time for the class as such. That said, you must post to this wiki each and every week. I will schedule regular meetings via Skype with each of you to discuss your projects as they progress. There will be some group meetings and critiques that will be scheduled via google calendars. If you don’t already have it, download Skype (free), create a Skype ID and post it at the top of your individual page.

Evaluation criteria
Attendance see below
Weekly Participation/Demonstrated Process through writing and links/images 40%
Group participation 20%
assignments_20__%
Projects _20__%

Total 100___%


Evaluation criteria definitions

A high level of self-directed activity is expected, along with online participation including comments and engagement with the work of your peers. Students will report on their research and processes associated with their projects.
5% of final grade will be deducted for each week not submitted to.
2.5% will be deducted for late assignments.

Week 1

For this week, the assignment is quite simple. (follow these 6 steps): 1. get to know your virtual class room on the wiki. Please go to wiki.ecuad.ca. You will see on the upper right hand corner that there is a log in space. Please log in with your ECU webmail username and password. PLEASE USE THIS EMAIL FOR ALL MESSAGES AND CHECK IT REGULARLY for updates from me. When you get to the front page at wiki.ecuad.ca, feel free to click on all of the links to familiarise yourself with what has been posted on the wiki in the past, both earlier versions of this class and other posts of interest. You will also see a link to Lynda.com there which contains many helpful tutorials.

2. Please go to the course page link: you will see the link on the front page of the wiki, or just go to http://wiki.ecuad.ca/index.php/FVIM-213-S001-2015:_Open_Media_Installation

3. Read the whole course page carefully.

4. Click on your name. This will take you to your own page where your progress reports and other content may be posted. Please Post the latest content at the top of your page with the Week it was posted (week 1, week 2, etc.).

5. at the very top of your page, please list ALL possible days and times that would be convenient for you to meet for Skype meetings with me and for group critiques a little later on in the term. If weekends are best, you can list those too!

6. Finally, tell us a little bit about yourself. What kind of materials or disciplines do you usually produce work with. What is your interest in Online artwork production or dissemination? Are there disciplines that you are less familiar with that you would like to engage and experiment with in this class? Remember, you are free to pursue what ever line of research and discipline you wish, given you are mindful of how the online environment might play into your process(es).

just as a note, if you have a particular subject area that interests you, or materials or particular practices, please feel free to start a page on that topic apart from your own course page. You may create a link to it on your course page.

Please explore the wiki and click on the names of your classmates to get to know them. I will soon be forming groups for your term and these individuals will be your peers and will comment regularly on your progress.


Week 2

January 12- 18

please check your email for skype meetings. Come prepared to the skype meeting in week 3 with questions or new work to talk about.


Assignment:
1. using one of the following resources in the category links (see below) or by researching online, please add a link to a work that you find of particular interest within the context of Online Artwork or work that is disseminated and comes into context via the WWW.
2. Please post the link both on your own course page and also on the appropriate choice amongst these pages:
Earth Works Online ** Ephemeral Works Life Line ** Interwebbed Interactive ** Liberated Locations/Site Translation ** Virtual Place Enhancement ** Online journals with project links and info ** Hacker Art ** Online Bodies of Nature **
Please leave only the link to the work on these category pages with Your Name beside the link .

If the category of work you have found and would like to include does not fit into any of the above categories, please feel free to create your own category page!

Address the following points in your assignment on your course page only (copy and paste/write or upload assignments to your individual course pages on this wiki:
1. Describe the work in detail in your own words
2. How does the work function
3. how is the internet vital to the work?
4. Can you conceive of a way that the online presence of the work might be improved?


The purpose of this week's project is to help you define what online work interests you and also get you thinking about what projects you may want to undertake in this class. Each student is to review the other students assignments and also review the category links. Also, each student please comment on the student alphabetically on the list above you (first name can comment on the last name on the list)



Week 3

January 19th - 25th

Skype schedule as per your availability
Please let me know As soon as possible if these times do not work for you. I am scheduling bi-weekly meetings for 28 students, so it is complex and as such lead time is of the essence. If you are not on this list, it is because you have not posted available times on the top of your page/week 1.
Week 3
Wednesday Jan 21
8am : Dallas
8:40: Jessica
9:15: Yi
Thurdsay Jan 22
11:45: Thomas N.
Friday Jan 23
1:20 Tom
Saturday Jan 24
9am : Steve 9:35 : Max 10:50 : Gio 11:25 : Tommy 12pm : Jared 1:30pm: Nathalie

Come prepared to the skype meeting in week 3 with questions about your project proposal.


Create a proposal for your first project.

1. Please include the type of work (performance, installation, social media engagement, public work or other that is meant to live online or be disseminated online ; online web art ; a website project ; a blog. 2. describe how you envision producing the work and if you would like to pursue and develop this project over the course of the term or rather create 2 or 3 smaller projects that may engage different areas of online categories over the term. 3. describe how this work relates to past work you have done or how you envision it might impact your current art practice.

2. If you don’t already have it, download Skype (free), create a Skype ID and post it at the top of your individual page.

Week 4

Jan 26th -Feb.1st
Skype Meetings as per schedule 1. Preliminary production/Learning platform if appropriate / working online as per your projects scope.


Post progress : post updates in the form of written paragraph, include links, Images, vimeo, or what-have-you as per your direction of work and research .

2. Please look at your peers posts and comment.


Week 5

February 2-8 Skype schedule as per your availability
Please let me know As soon as possible if these times do not work for you. I am scheduling bi-weekly meetings for 28 students, so it is complex and as such lead time is of the essence. If you are not on this list, it is because you have not posted available times on the top of your page/week 1.
Week 5
Wednesday Feb 4
8am : Dallas
8:40: Jessica
9:15: Yi
Thurdsay Feb 5
11:45: Thomas N.
Friday Feb 6
1:20 Tom
Saturday Feb 7
9am : Steve 9:35 : Max 10:50 : Gio 11:25 : Tommy 12pm : Jared 1pm: Nathalie

Week 6

February 9 - 13 Happy Study Week. No classes.

Week 7

February 16 - 22

Skype schedule as per your availability
Please let me know As soon as possible if these times do not work for you. I am scheduling bi-weekly meetings for 28 students, so it is complex and as such lead time is of the essence. If you are not on this list, it is because you have not posted available times on the top of your page/week 1.
Week 7
Wednesday Feb 18
8am : Dallas
8:30: Jessica
9 am Yi
9:30 Nathalie
10am Lacie
Thurdsay Feb 19
11:45: Thomas N.
Friday Feb 20
1:20 Tom
2:50 John
Saturday Feb 21
9am : Gio
9:35 : Max
10:50 : Steve Schmidt
11:20 : Tommy
11:50 : Jared

1. Learning platform if appropriate / working in the studio/ working online as per your projects scope.


Post progress : post updates in the form of written paragraph, include links, Images, vimeo, or what-have-you as per your direction of work and research .

2. Please look at your peers posts and comment.

WEEK 8

February 23rd-Mar 1st Skype Meetings as per schedule

Mid term self evaluation on work
Mid term self evaluation on work, methodologies, subject, concept(s) to date. Please reflect on what you set out to do and where your terms work stands at this point. (for instance: How have your explorations led you in new an unexpected directions?
This critical, reflective paragraph, can include links, Images, vimeo, or whathaveyou as per your direction. It can include your own thoughts on other works or readings that had an impact on you. It can include ideas you came upon or discovered during your research that excited you. Please title the section Mid term self evaluation on work.

WEEK 9

March 2 - 8 Skype Meetings as per schedule Skype schedule as per your availability
Please let me know As soon as possible if these times do not work for you. I am scheduling bi-weekly meetings for 28 students, so it is complex and as such lead time is of the essence. If you are not on this list, it is because you have not posted available times on the top of your page/week 1.
Week 9
Wednesday Mar 4
8am : Dallas
8:30: Jessica
9 am Yi
9:30 Nathalie
10am Lacie
Thurdsay Mar 5
11:45: Thomas N.
Friday Feb 20
1:20 Tom
2:50 John

Saturday Mar 7
9am : Gio
9:35 : Max
10:50 : Steve Schmidt
11:20 : Tommy
11:50 : Jared


1. Continue with your project or start new project.


Post progress : post updates or new proposal in the form of written paragraph, include links, Images, vimeo, or what-have-you as per your direction of work and research .

2. Please look at your peers posts and comment.

WEEK 10

'March 9 - 15 Skype Meetings as per schedule
Week 10 work should include: Mid term Feedback for peers

Midterm feedback for peers: please comment on your peer group midterm reflections.


Peers: please be mindful to comment on your peer groups work over the next two weeks.




WEEK 11

Skype Meetings as per schedule March 16 - 22 Skype schedule as per your availability
Please let me know As soon as possible if these times do not work for you. I am scheduling bi-weekly meetings for 28 students, so it is complex and as such lead time is of the essence. If you are not on this list, it is because you have not posted available times on the top of your page/week 1.
Week 11
Wednesday Mar 18
8am : Dallas
8:30: Jessica
9 am Yi
9:30 Nathalie
10am Lacie
Thurdsay Mar 19
11:45: Thomas N.
Friday Feb 20
1:20 Tom
2:50 John
Saturday Mar 21
9am : Gio
9:35 : Max
10:50 : Steve Schmidt
11:20 : Tommy
11:50 : Jared



1. Work on projects.
Peers: please be mindful to comment on your peer groups work over the next two weeks.

WEEK 12

March 23 - 29 Skype Meetings as needed please make appt.



1. Work on projects.
Peers: please be mindful to comment on your peer groups work over the next two weeks.

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WEEK 13 - Progress

April 2 Last day of regularly scheduled classes.

WEEK 14

TUESDAY April 7 - last day to post


Finals Post and discussion/comments/feedback of peers
1. post final iteration of work 2. Comment on peers work on their pages

Spring 3rd Year Review Panels From Monday, April 13 to Thursday, April 16 all Visual Arts, FVIM, ISMA, CGIA and ANIM studio classes are cancelled to accommodate faculty and student participation in the 3rd year Review Panels. You should bring a number of finished works with you to show to the panel. Please also come prepared with a proposal for your grad project and a plan of action to prepare for it over the summer term.

No studio classes for Visual Arts, FVIM, ISMA + ANIM