Artist's Digital Portfolio Development

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Monday, Wednesday 7:00pm – 9:00pm (For the second half of the term) STARTS- APRIL 20, 2009

Course description

This course will enable students with the knowledge and skills necessary to prepare, develop, and maintain a professional online artist portfolio. Students will learn cutting edge, web 2.0, strategies for electronic presentation. In addition, this course offers comprehensive documentation, scanning, and digital compression techniques. While working with their own personal aesthetic, students will develop an interactive website and portfolio in preparation for their life in the field. An understanding of basic Apple computer use, and software is assumed.

Syllabus

Syllabus

Recommended Readings

Letters to a Young Artist

Requirements

There are research assignments, bi-weekly technical exercises, and the production of a: promotional piece, a portfolio site, and an interactive experiment, during the course. Students are expected to be present for all class meetings. Please email me in advance of the class if you must miss a class. More than 2 absences will jeopardize the completion of work as well as your standing in this course.

Students will be evaluated based on participation, student presentation, completion of work, their wiki account page, reading assignments and technical progress over the course.

Resources

Donna Haraway, "A Cyborg Manifesto: Science, Technology, and Socialist-Feminism in the Late Twentieth Century," in Simians, Cyborgs and Women: The Reinvention of Nature (New York; Routledge, 1991), pp.149-181.

Theodor Adorno and Max Horkheimer. “The Culture Industry: Enlightenment and Mass Deception.” In Dialectic of Enlightenment (1944)

Walter Benjamin, “ The work of Art in the Age of Mechanical Reproduction” (UCLA Press 1936)

Jeanne Marie Kusina, “The Evolution of Revolutions of the Networked Art Aesthetic” (2005)

James Charlton, “Reconciling Interiors: The Screen as Installation”

Öyvind Fahiström, “Manifesto for Concrete Poetry” (1952-55)

F.T.Marinetti, “The Futurists Sensibility” and “The Founding of Futurism” in Destruction of Syntax-Imagination without Strings.

Guy-Ernest Debord, “Introduction to a Critique of Urban Geography”

SPUR/Sturm, Prem, Fischer, Kunzelmann, Zimmer, Larsson, Jorn, Nash, Lindell, Wyckaert “ The Avant-Garde is Undesirable” (1961)

Tristan Tzara, “Dada Manifesto” (1918)

Hugh MacLeod, “ How to be Creative”

Teacher

Preston_Noon

Students


Fall 2008

Spring 2009

Spring 2010

Student Promotions Fall 2008

Poster/Links

Web Technical/Design

Browser Development TOOLS
Website Building Tools

Standards and Style Guide

Web Style Guide
Web standards: World Wide Web Consortium
Web Design for Designers
Information architecture
Content Guidlines

Grunge

Grunge Style design trend

Dreamweaver

Adobe Exchange
Dreamweaver FAQ (lot's of tutorials)
Dreamweaver help from Adobe
Dreamweaver forum


Technical Help Sites

How-To:101

HTML Cheatsheet
HTML Dog Tutorial
CSS Properties
CSS Reference
Javascript generator

Color Wheel

Adobe Color
Colr.org
Color Lovers
Color Combinations
Pantone

Introduction Tutorials

HTML help and tutorial geared toward kids
28 Helpful links for Designers

Free Fonts

Divided by Zero
dafont
Free Fonts Archive

Free Images

Photo Gallery

Free Patterns

Pattern Tap

Effects

[Javascript random image display]
Making a rounded corner on a page
centering the content
Window Limit
Embed Sound

Image Portfolio Options

Fancy Zoom
Simple Viewer
Light Box
Light Box 2
Crossfader

PopBox

bananalbum
Galleria
22 Image gallery List
57 Image Gallery List

Fun Sites

Zombo site
Boobah Zone

Code

INSPIRATION

Galleries
Topography
Layout Design Options

HTML 5

Html5 from IBM
Differences

CSS

Double Image Rollover using Pure CSS
CSS Rollovers
CSS Zen Garden
CSS Layout
CSS layouts
W3 CSS specs
Style Sheet Guide

Image mapping

HTML/CSS

Firefox border-fix

Remove Borders in Firefox

Java Resources

Script.aculo.us

Web 2.0

Java Script Repository
Prototype.js
Image Gallery Scripts
Free Java Libraries

Tutorials

Start Here

Quicktime

How to add Qtime movies to html pages

RANDOMIZER

Random Image PHP

FLASH

Getting Started with Flash
Embed Flash videos in HTML
Image gallery
Flash Gallery
More Options
Flash Book

Scrolling Div

Div/CSS Vertical
Div/CSS/Java Horizontal

Promotion

Promotion


Hosting

There are Thousands of Hosting Companies, these are reliable
ICD SOFT
Lunar Pages
Name Cheap

Applications for FREE web-based site-development tools

WordPress
Open Lazlo
Indexhibit
Flash Builder
12 CMS Systems


Artists/Projects (By category, but most slip between/don't fit neatly in just one):

Internet Art

(Please refer to the Projects/Resources page of our text Internet Art)

Story of Net Art
Mark America, Hypertextual Consciousness
Heath Bunting, Read Me
001text Jodi
Heavy Industries Young-Hae Chang, Heavy Industries
MTAA
0100101110101101
Olia Olialina, My boyfriend came back from the War
Hoogerbrugge

Physical/Tangible

Antenna Design
Aether Architecture
Beureau of Inverse Technology
Blinkenlights
Jim Campbell
Jonah Brucker-Cohen
Driessens & Verstappen
Ken Feingold
Greyworld
Tim Hawkinson
Perry Hoberman
Institute of Applied Autonomy
Natalie Jeremijenko
Jon Kessler
Myron Krueger
Heidi Kumao
Golan Levin
Rafael Lozano-hemmer
Kevin And Jennifer McCoy
Preemtive Media
Ben Rubin
Jeffrey Shaw
Thomson and Craighead
Krzysztof Wodiczko

Products/Design Oriented

Tony Dunne & Fiona Raby
Wifi Bunny

Mobile or Locative

Blue Space
Tom Etchells, Surrender Control
GPS Drawing
Information Lab, Cell Phone Disco
Institute of Applied Autonomy
Lucy Kimbell
Ryota Kimura S.U.I. RFID work
Norene Leddy, Aphrodite Project
Loca
Locative Media Gallery
SimpleTEXT
Speakers Corner
Social Tapestries, Feral Robots
Marina Zurkow

Data Visualization

Greyworld, The Source
Nextlab, Satellite controlled sculpture