Project 1: Systems Survey

penguin survey

This project will assign a system from a specific domain each day of class for the first 3 weeks of the course. Identify the following as key parts to each system you will survey:

  1. elements
  2. interconnections
  3. control/feedback
  4. function/purpose

You will "draw", discuss, and post a discussion of these parts, connections, and functions to your media blogs. You should create at least 1 diagram which includes these per system. The expectation of this survey is that it will be experimental, media-enriched, and build upon a layered approach to system documentation and definition. At the end of 3 weeks you will have a survey of 6 systems.

For the Project 1 presentations, you will present 2 of these systems to the class. Emphasis in this critique/presentation is on creative use of media for system representation and dialog. Your output may include a stop motion video, interactive work, video work, sound work, etc. Make sure to include a system diagram which breaks down the each system into its component parts & notes the relationship of each. The presentation should be 10-15 mins in length (at least 5 mins per system).

The URL of your media blog will be distributed to the EDPX 2300 class cohort by the second week of class so they may keep up with your ongoing survey.


Due dates: 10/5 & 10/10