TDDE 131: Project Planetaria

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Welcome to the Project Planetaria class!  We will be exploring the intersection of scientific measurement with aesthetic interpretation. You will learn tools and techniques in using publically-available astronomical information in applications of design and aesthetic production, building on theories of data visualization, conceptualization, procedural memory, mapping, score, etc. You will also learn how to treat performance as data, and how data + aesthetics can drive discovery.

Lecture/labs are Wednesdays from 6:00-8:50pm, nominally in SME 401 (  Attendance is required! Each unexcused absence will deduct a full letter from your course grade.

Readings can be downloaded from this password-protected website (contact the instructors for the password)

Grading: Your grade will be based on completion of weekly assignments, participation in the class, and a final performance. We will determine the metrics of evaluation as a class around mid-quarter.

Academic Integrity: Please be sure to review the policies on Academic Integrity at; these will be strictly enforced.

Additional course information, readings and projects will be linked off of the TDDE 131 Information list on the right.

Course Syllabus (as of April 1):

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Course Information Sheet (as of April 1)





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