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DH 04: Mini Project #1 – Presentations 09/20/19

Presentations! Due Today – 09/20/19.

Deliverables:
– Your presentation should include visuals such as slides, images, videos, art, etc.
Visuals will be projected from the computer.
РPlease turn in slides/presentations (if you are working in pairs, please put BOTH names on the answer file)
– Upload to Digication

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

We need something like this
Is it something like this?
More Info

The Stones!
Baalbek
Baalbek Map and that Trilithon
Moving large stones
Pyramid Blocks
One of the Ancient Wonders

DH 03: Stone Structures and Civilization 09/13/19

DESN200-MinorProject Due 09/20/19.
Atlatl
Written
Human History
READ: First, a revolution!!
Revolutions spread
READ: Old tools that worked.
READ: New tools made,
VIDEO: Smelted, and…
Finally, civilized!
Beads
Where is Sumer
Ziggurat
Ziggurat v. 2.0
Architecture and Art
…and statues
Scale
Hanging Gardens

ASSIGNMENT:
Watch in Class:
VIDEO: Civilization
VIDEO: Mesopotamia – Sumer
Read the articles above.
Minor Project 1 – Presentation

DH 02: The Human Spark 09/05/19

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
READ: Alphabet = Design

BREAK:
VIDEO: Watch the following Documentary

ASSIGNMENT:
VIDEO: Cave of Forgotten Dreams by Werner Herzog

DH 01: Introduction 08/30/19

Intro:
Review Syllabus
Some Examples
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
Chicken or the egg?
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: POSTMODERNISM 05/03/19

MAJOR PROJECT – FINAL: Due TODAY 05/03 – 05/10 Present
Part 1a: Building from Plans
Part 1b: Designing from History

Watch!
It’s the process, people.
Postmodern era out with modernism
Performance Art
Is this art?
Robert Rauschenberg, a new aesthetic?
Copy Cat?
Pop Art for the masses
LoBrow Art movement
Art in Comix
Graphic Novel
Post Modern in Philly
New Stylesmoving away from the old

Interactive Light installations
Face to face
Potential for large scale
Leads to interactive video art
And we will end with the Makers

FIN

ASSIGNMENT:
Final Presentation

DH 12: Visual Communication, 20th Century 04/26/19

FINAL ASSIGNMENTS:
MINOR PROJECT #2: Due TODAY – 04/26/18
Enlightenment /Denis Diderot

MAJOR PROJECT – FINAL: Due 05/03 – 05/10 Present
Part 1a: Building from Plans
Part 1b: Designing from History

VIDEO: Walter Gropius – The Dessau Bauhaus
The Bauhaus
A new kind of Visual Language
Italian Futurism, was about motion. Pan European
Russian style is big
Graphic Impact evident indeed.
Seeds for the future
VIDEO: Soviet Montage
VIDEOS: BSP vs Untouchables
READ: 100 Years of Bauhaus

Brands are symbols
VC for ages
Type for reading
Master type from a Master
Importance of typography?
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?
No, I am not related to “Prada”.

ASSIGNMENT:
READ: History of Visual Communication
READ: Russian Constructivists
READ: 100 Years of Bauhaus

DH 12: Modern Design 04/19/19

FINAL ASSIGNMENTS:
MINOR PROJECT #2: Due 04/26/18
Enlightenment /Denis Diderot
Ex:
MAJOR PROJECT – FINAL: Due 05/03 – 05/10 Present
Part 1a: Building from Plans
Part 1b: Designing from History
Ex: Alarm Clock, Atlatl 2.0, Posters

Followers of Ned Ludd
What is it?
Modernism in a Painting…
or two.
A new Visual Language
Modernist Architect
Sagrada Familia, inside and outside
The Basilica
Parc
At around the same time
Casa Batllo: Dragon
Furniture as well…
La Pedrera

VIDEO: Craft Movement
Examples: Form and Function
Furniture, and much more
VIDEO: Bauhaus in a Nutshell
The Bauhaus
Happy Birthday: Women in Bauhaus

ASSIGNMENT:
VIDEO: Walter Gropius – The Dessau Bauhaus
READ: We all live in a Bauhaus
Need more? Just for fun…

DH 11: AGE OF ENLIGHTENMENT 04/12/19

Some of the Greats
Map: Italy
The Press leads to a backlash
Age of Science continues
Dennis D’s Wikipedia
VIDEO: His Encyclopedia
Classification EN
Revolution
Art and design of the times
Machine Tools – Example
Water Power Plus
Steam Power
The Steam Age
Powered Transportation
How does it work?
French Steel
Penn Hospital is born from the Enlightenment.
Industry
Canals today
Philly Steel

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

FINAL ASSIGNMENTS:
MINOR PROJECT #2: Due 04/26/18
Enlightenment /Denis Diderot
Ex:

MAJOR PROJECT – FINAL: Due 05/03 – 05/10
Part 1a: Building from Plans
Part 1b: Designing from History

DH 09: The Individual Designer 04/05/10

Original design: The Wheel
Classics in style
Who is this?
Proto Movable type
Pictograph to actual “writing”
Before Printing Press. Tiresome but lovely….
Pre printing
The mother of all printing presses.
Significance of the mint
My man, Johanne
Holy MT!
Who paid for this?
Luther and the broadsheet and how he went “viral”
Changed the world?

Peas in a pod?
Designer vs Artist?
Works
Fame from important painting and drawing. Classic!
The Human Form
And then the gears of war
Hand of David
La Mama Mia
Technological Leap called a “lock”
Add a wheel…
Crank and Rod
Valuable? Hell yes!!!

Watch

ASSIGNMENT:
READ: Leonardo or Michelangelo: who is the greatest?
READ/Listen: Luther went “Viral”
VIDEO: Watch “The Day the Universe Changed”

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