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DH 03: Mini Project #1 – Presentations

Presentations!

Deliverables:
– Written answers (#1, 2 above) should be turned in as a PDF file (if you are
working in pairs, please put BOTH names on the answer file)
– Your presentation should include visuals such as slides, images, videos, art, etc.
Visuals will be projected from the computer.
– Please turn in slides/presentations

Map
1. Motivation
2. Media
3. Process
4. Context

DESN200-MinorProject

DH 02: The Human Spark 01/26/18

Primitive to say the least…
VIDEO: Tools, v2.0
READ: Old Caves
READ/LISTEN: NPR – Oldest painters
VIDEO: Lascaux is it Art?
READ: Beads
READ: Cave Jottings – Writing on the wall
Petro
READ(3): A very Foxy Gene
Pictures to Pictographs.
“A” for the bulls
I have an idea
More abstract
Egyptian pictures = history
Gimme some of that Vinca
Proto-Sinaitic script = Alphabet?
And that is just the start, folks. Hebrew, Arabic, Greek, and our very own Roman alphabet
BREAK:
VIDEO: Watch the following Documentary

ASSIGNMENT:
VIDEO: Cave of Forgotten Dreams by Werner Herzog
DESN200-MinorProject

DH 01: Introduction 01/19/18

Intro:
Review Syllabus
Are you a designer?
AUDIO/READ: Animal design or sheer luck?
VIDEO: Kanzi – What about designing tools?
READ: The missing link?
Makers?
3M years ago
READ: The hand Ax
READ: I give you, Fire!
Not that easy
Before clothes…
Modern art
Narrative and virtual space
All over the place
And by Design…

ASSIGNMENT:
AUDIO/READ: Animal design or sheer luck?
VIDEO: Kanzi – What about designing tools?
READ: The missing link?
READ: The hand Ax
READ: I give you, Fire!

DH 13: VISUAL COMMUNICATION 20TH CENTURY 11/29/17

Modernism in a Painting
The Bauhaus
A new Visual Language
Brands are symbols
VC for ages
Type for reading
Master type from a Master
Not Just a symbol
Test of Time
Roots and Rank
Old Signs and older stones
Campbell kids
When brands are too good?
What’s the big deal? It’s all the same, no?

Italian Dynamism, was about motion
Russian style
Graphic Impact
Seeds for the future

VIDEO: Soviet Montage
VIDEO: Montage
Postmodern eraout with modernism
VIDEO: “Stadsmuziek” Akko Goldenbeld

ASSIGNMENT:
READ: History of Visual Communication
READ: Russian Constructivists

MAJOR PROJECT – FINAL: Due 12/12/17
Part 1a: Building from Plans
Part 1b: Designing from History

DH 12: Design in the Modern Era 11/15/17

Diderot
Map
Industry
Birth of digital computing
Babbage
Diff Eng
Ancient calculator
Pascaline and innards
Leibniz wheel
Automata at the FI
VIDEO: Lost art of Automatons alive
VIDEO: Diff Engine in action
VIDEO: TED ED
Countess
Live hard, die young
Jacquard Loom in acton and results
First Program
First Computer, that never was…
…but may still be

Sagrada Familia, inside and outside
Casa Batllo
Modernism in Painting
VIDEO: The horse in motion (Eadweard Muybridge)
Examples: Form and Function
VIDEO: Craft Movement
VIDEO: Bauhaus in a Nutshell
VIDEO: Walter Gropius – The Dessau Bauhaus

ASSIGNMENT:
READ: We All Live in a Bauhaus

MINOR PROJECT #2: Due 11/20/17
Enlightenment /Denis Diderot