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.

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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)

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