TDDE 131 Final Project Showcase

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We had a great turnout for our TDDE 131 Final Project Showcase; several dozen people came through to view (and interact with) the works the students created.  Here are brief summaries of all of the pieces:

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Project Planetaria Student Showcase June 12th

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The Project Planetaria Class (TDDE 131) will be hosting its Student Showcase, highlighting students’ final projects, on Wednesday June 12th from 5:30-8:30pm in the Experimental Media Lab (Structural and Materials Engineering Building Room 401).  Come out and see what data can really do!

TDDE 131 Week 10: Preparation for Student Showcase

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TDDE 131 Week 8: Project Planetaria Devices


6:10pm – 7:30pm: Project Planetaria Devices

ppdWe made Project Planetaria Devices!  Michael led students through the basic electronics, soldering skills and talked about the “stupidest possible chip. ” Working with capacitors, watch batteries, potentiometers, photo capacitors, and toggle switches students created their own devices to emit light and audio.  They “played” these interments by the whole class holding hands to run a current through the whole class, and performed a Cage-inspired score with individual PPDS.

Then everyone got a kit to take home to make more!


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TDDE 131 Week 6: Imaging

[Critiques of Last Week’s Assignment]
[Astronomical Image Making]
[Aesthetic and Social Interpretation of Images]
[Assignment for Next Week]

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Adrian Phillips describes his Project Planetaria Summer Research Project

Adrian Phillips, a UCSD student in Visual Arts, worked with Project Planetaria investigator Michael Trigilio over the summer of 2012 through the CalIT2 Summer Undergraduate Research Scholars Program to develop some of the ideas we are pursuing.  Specifically, he investigated PPD construction, interaction with select media, and representations of movement.  Here’s a Adrian himself talking about his summer research:

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