First Year Experience (FYE)

FF 140A: Haptics and Optics

FF 140A: Haptics and Optics Course Description

Delve into the production of time- and lens-based works. This course offers a well-rounded introduction to the interaction between time, the lens, and the tactile world. First year students will experiment with an array of techniques, including video and audio production, as well as still photography and stop motion animation. This course is unique in its breadth of scope, with assignments designed to encourage experimentation and the cultivation of new ideas about systems and time.

Student Learning Outcomes (SLOs)

  • Demonstrate the ability to design a system in order to solve a problem
  • Demonstrate exploration of diverse media translating time and motion.
  • Demonstrate how to manage design and production in a team-based environment.
  • Demonstrate an ability to construct meaning through application of a range of technical and conceptual skills
  • Interpret collected visual information pertaining to time and motion from across cultural contexts.

 

CONSISTENCY GUIDELINES

 

Student Learning Outcome

Required Content

Demonstrate the ability to design a system in order to solve a problem

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Work to understand and analyze systems at play in day-to-day life:

  • Personal: budgeting system, calendar, social network, the household, media/news companies

  • Educational: FYE curriculum, registration system, communication systems

  • Technical: cell phone, personal computer system, heating and cooling systems, the camera as a system

  • Political systems: voting, government, laws

Demonstrate exploration of diverse media translating time and motion

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Basic Audio

  • Lo or hi fi techniques for recording audio (zooms, phones, cameras, mics)

  • Importing audio into video editing software or audio editing software

  • Sampling/looping/working with levels

  • Exporting files for use as stand alone audio or as part of time based media works.

Analog Explorations

  • Some use of physical material that interacts with or reflects on time such as:

    • pinhole cameras

    • cyanotypes

    • flip books

Demonstrate how to manage design and production in a team-based environment.

Students should work in teams at least once in the semester.

Demonstrate an ability to construct meaning through application of a range of technical and conceptual skills

Digital/Technical Requirements

  • Photoshop

  • Premiere

Interpret collected visual information pertaining to time and motion from across cultural contexts.

At the discretion of the instructor