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Next Class: March 20

Dear Students,

This is a reminder that we will be having individual meetings next class, March 20th,  to review your progress throughout the class thus far.
You should all have the following posts for our meeting:
  •  Introduction post
  • Profile Image
Group posts: (all groups need to have the following posts)
  • Initial Proposal
  • Inspiration and Precedence
  • Project Progress Update
I hope that you are all doing well, and remember that you can reach out to me if you have any questions or need help.

Next Class + Precedent Sharing

Hello,

I hope that you have been having a good week, and  that your prototypes are coming along. Remember that you must have a breadboarded circuit for next class, as we will be having the circuitry design intro next class. Be prepared by downloading Fritzing or EagleCAD depending on your level of intricateness you might opt for the latter.

Start searching and please share other precedents, and interesting work, that you have come across that  informs your personal or any other parallel project that is being developed in class.  Add an image of the precedent, a short description, and a link to the original page. Also, for those of you that need a copy of The Body Electric : http://aisencc.com/bodyelectric.pdf

Hello Class!

Welcome to the Digital Self Blog, this is our hub for recording the documentation process for all of the devices and projects that you will create throughout this class. Today, we had an interesting class, and learned about the work that everyone has taken on in the past.

Next class you will formalize your groups, so chose a partner or a group, max. 3 people. This is a collaborative class, one of the greatest challenges for design and composition is working with others. Come prepared with ideas that you want to share for the midterm project. Remember that this project must have a PCB design of some sort. We will be taking this circuit through the whole process of formalization with various prototypes along the way. You will be learning various processes of PCB fabrication based on the need of your project.

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A relationship to the body or life is an important component for your project. You should begin to think about how bodies can be a component within a circuit. The body is electric, conductive, resistive, capacitive, and all of the above. The spectra by which we sense is vast, so explore concepts of physiology and how we perceive information.

Post:

A short introduction about you and your work, and what you are interested in gaining throughout this course. (update your images)

Read:

1) I Sing the Body Electric by Walt Whitman: http://www.poetryfoundation.org/poem/174740

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2) The Body Electric: Electromagnetism And The Foundation Of Life

By: Robert Becker and Gary Selden

(Order this book, and we will begin reading up to chapter 2 for week 4)

If you don’t have Amazon Prime, you should. It’s a good deal for students! Click here.

Review: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Sip_TGONLyQ