Network Media II
U.C.L.A. Department of Design | Media Arts
Professor Chandler B. McWilliams
TA Yoon Han
Tues & Thurs, 2:00 - 4:50
Broad Art Center, 4250
This course will extend the understanding and development of the World Wide Web as a medium. During the course, we will focus on the production of dynamic content and the development of conceptual projects that take advantage of features of the web such as “Harnessing Collective Intelligence”, Rich customizable user experiences, many-to-many communications, folksonomy and database thinking.
We will also be paying close attention to how the internet has impacted/is impacted by mobile technologies. The growing prevalence of mobile access to the web, including wifi hotspots, Blackberrys, Android, iPhone etc, have had a large impact on how the web is built, and opened up huge new possible types of projects and applications. With this in mind we will discuss techniques and strategies for creating effective mobile sites and applications.
Projects will be evaluated based on their originality, their aesthetic and conceptual qualities. All exercises must be completed in order to pass the course. Late assignments will reduce the assignment's grade by one unit each day (B -> B-). Exercises are only considered as complete when they are accessible from the course website. There will be a sign-up sheet for each lab class meeting; it is the students’ responsibility to sign up to this list. More than two absences without the instructors’ permission (medical certificate might be requested), before the class meetings, will decrease the overall grade by one letter grade for each additional missed class. Three times running late will be considered as one unexcused absence.
- Final Project
- Participation and Attendance
- Elisabeth Freeman, Eric Freeman: Head First HTML with CSS & XHTML. O’Reilly Media, 2005.
- Greene, Rachel: Internet Art. New York: Thames & Hudson world of art, 2004.