Ohio State University, Department of Art
Art & Technology Course Syllabus Fall Semester 2015
Location: Hopkins Hall, Room 180A primary location,
Hopkins 180B and C & the Arts and Design Research
Lab, Room 175 as secondary locations.
Days and Time: (8:10am - 10:55am Tuesdays & Thursdays)
*1 Semester sequence; 2- 3 hr. labs per week; 3 credit
hrs; Repeatable to a max of 6 cr hrs.
Prerequisites: - Art 2500: Digital Imaging or permission
Instructor: TradeMark Gunderson
(best way to contact me)
Phone: (614) 292-5072, Art Department Phone.
Mailbox: Room 258 Hopkins Hall (Art Department Main
Office Hours / Availability Outside of Class by appointment.
of concepts, aesthetics, procedures and practice of
sculpting on the computer with 3D modeling tools for
generation of form, environment and or character as
related to conceptual inspiration. Includes output to
2D and 3D rapid prototyping printers, laser cutters
and CNC mill.
Produce conceptually interesting and formally compelling
Understand the principles of 3D computer modeling and
Have fun and accept learning and creativity as your
Relate traditional sculpture principles of form, material
and site and utilize 3D modeling to virtually give rise
to an installation or sculpture
Offer intelligent and informed critiques.
Develop original ideas and concepts.
Develop an awareness of artist working in the field.
Develop and understand methods of rapid prototyping
output from your models utilizing a number of automated
processes such as laser cutting, rapid prototyping and
learn to conceptualize, research and design a project
and work plan.
demonstrate the ability to work with numerous 3D software
Students demonstrate an understanding of output methods
and file formats for various approaches
Students develop and display an ability to critically
analyze and discuss approaches to 3D modeling and artists
working to advance the field
Students develop a unique creative voice and a personal
approach to using 3D software as an expressive tool
Students will create original artworks and display these
artworks in the end of the semester Art & Technology
course will focus on conceptualization and research
as a driving force for realization of 3D modeled-environments,
installations, objects, sculpture and characters in
the virtual spaces of the computer. Pencil sketches
will serve as guides to translating designs into 3D
and all will be used for visualization, reification
and further research for final output. Our focus will
be on appropriate techniques for using and thinking
about 3D software in preparation for constructing environments,
objects and for animation studies and this course explore
outputing 3D models and physicalizing our virtual forms.
Various file formats will permit access to the CNC mill
and other rapid prototyping systems including the laser
cutter in the Arts and Design Research Laboratory. Class
content will include software demos, discussions of
artists working in the field, development of concept,
aesthetics and the techniques and processes used in
creating virtual 3D installation and physical sculptural
objects. Instruction will include lectures and video
as well as in and out of class reading assignments.
For this semesters course we will be using Autodesk Maya and Sculptris for generating normal maps and Adobe
Illustrator for creating splines as well as
Adobe Photoshop for compositing when
necessary. We will also 123D Make to break models into
laser cut forms.
The primary goal of this course will be for you to understand
the concepts and practice of utilizing 3D software as
a tool of ideation, workflow production and for testing
and visualizing and making conceptually
driven works of art and invention.
A secondary goal will be to learn techniques of rapid
prototyping of your 3D forms and to learn about artists
who are creating and pushing the boundaries of how to
utilize 3D software in a fine arts context.
Final 3D designs may be printed out on ink jet printers
and at least one of your 3D models will be output utilizing
the Arts and Design labs and/or off campus facilities
such as Laser Reproductions in Columbus Ohio.
This class may also take a field trip to Laser Reproductions.
I believe in the power of the software manual. We will
be using these along with online learning resources
and in class lessons.
Attendance is a must. A student may only be
absent from 3 classes without a letter of excuse. On
the 4th absence the class grade will be lowered by one
full letter grade. No exceptions.
of class reading and writing assignments will also be
required and graded throughout the semester.
Homework assignments are due at the
beginning of class on the date they are due. Please
do not come to class and quickly render your assignments
and turn them in as this will constitute a late assignment.
Please back up all work. It is not
a suitable excuse to come to class and say my computer
crashed as in the digital age you are expected to back
up all files.
Name your assignments with this convention.
John_Doe_1, or John_Doe_2 for each assignment.
Evaluation will be based on
The conceptual elegance of your ideas and the 3D craft
you use to express them.
2. The quality of class participation, including contribution
to critiques, discussions and in class presentations.
3. The quality of your completed assignments which demonstrates
the comprehension of class concepts, demonstration of
your effort in achieving your goals and the exploration
of new ideas in support of your personal artistic development.
4. Students must demonstrate satisfactory achievement
of course objectives through fulfillment of course projects.
5. All projects will require students to work both inside
and outside of class. Assignments turned in late will
be decreased by 1/2 points for each day the assignment
is late. Example: 20 points will equal 10 after 1 day.
20 points will be 5 points after 2 days late.
6. Participation in the End of semester Exhibition and
End of semester Show:
There is an end of the semester exhibition at the Hopkins
Hall Gallery and the hallway for all students in Art
and Tech classes.
Biopresence Art +Technology Exhibition
An art exhibition about noticing and sensing all the living things surrounding us at the Ohio State University campus and local urban environment. At scales large and small, we acknowledge and celebrate the value of all life; birds, raccoons, bees, bacteria, and trees. We look to the wonderment and wisdom of intertwined symbiosis that makes the Ohio State University Campus a unique urban ecosystem that involves human and non-human species.
This themed, new media art exhibition will include animations, robotic art, internet art, tactical media, sound works, maps, digital art, installation, video and algorithmic approaches to sensing and representing non-human beings. It will be held at the Ohio State University main campus and the Mote Galleries on High Street, in Columbus, Ohio.
The exhibition will begin at the Mote Galleries in November 13, 2015 with selected invited artists. From December 10th through the 16th, BioPresence will expand into a large-scale exhibition in the Hopkins Hall Gallery and throughout the building. Opening celebration at 6pm, Thursday December 10th.
Students, staff and faculty are invited to submit artwork to this unique media art exhibition that reveals and considers the presence of biological beings in the unique urban habitat of the Ohio State University.
Jurying will take place in Hopkins Hall on December 9th, 2015.
December 9 Drop Off/Jury/Install Hopkins
December 10 Install/opening 5-8 (Reception)*
December 10 – 16 Exhibition (open
normal gallery hours) Hopkins Hall Gallery
Thursday, December 16 4:30pm (Closing
collection of work)
the final exhibition of your work the work must be professionally
presented - framed, performed and/or put on a pedestal.
any other installation needs, please check with the
professor at least two weeks before the end of the semester
will be responsible for bringing what you will need
for the installation of your work including extension
cords, gaffers tape and special hardware. There are
some pedistals available but you should think about
this in advance.
to be appointed to the set up crew, food crew or breakdown
and clean up crew.
work should be removed by finals week or it will be
On these holidays there are no classes and OSU offices are closed:
Sept. 7, 2015: Labor Day
Oct. 15-16, 2015: Autumn Break (OSU offices open, but no classes)
Nov. 11, 2015: Veteran's Day
Nov. 25-27, 2015: Thanksgiving
See the official OSU Academic Calendar for other important dates.
Your BuckID grants you 24/7 access to buildings and classrooms regardless of holidays.
Class participation = 10 points
and Writing Assignments / Homework = 10 points
Assignment 1 = 5 points
2 = 10 points
3 = 15 points
4 = 20 points
5 and participation in Final Show = 30 points
Total possible points = 100 points
A = 94 - 100 A- = 90 - 93
B+ = 88 - 89 B = 83 - 87 B- = 80 - 82
C+ = 78 - 79 C = 73 - 77 C- = 71 - 72 D+ = 69
- 70 D = 64 - 68 E = 0 - 63
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about the policies of the Dept. of Art, please use the
following email address to be re-directed to the appropriate
contacts within the department of art: firstname.lastname@example.org
It is the responsibility of the Committee on Academic
Misconduct to investigate or establish procedures for
the investigation of all reported cases of student academic
misconduct. The term “academic misconduct”
includes all forms of student academic misconduct wherever
committed; illustrated by, but not limited to, cases
of plagiarism and dishonest practices in connection
with examinations. The use of copyrighted music, images
or video in class projects is strictly prohibited. Instructors
shall report all instances of alleged academic misconduct
to the committee (Faculty Rule 3335-5-487). For additional
information, see the Code of Student Conduct (http://studentaffairs.osu.edu/info_for_students/csc.asp).
Students with disabilities that have been certified
by the Office for Disability Services will be appropriately
accommodated, and should inform the instructor as soon
as possible of their needs. The Office for Disability
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