Digital Culture
Summer Institute

June 12-30th, 2017
9am to 5pm
ASU Tempe Campus

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Are you interested in 3D design and 3D printing? Digital music? Making games? Using technology to be creative? Love both art AND engineering? Come this June and join faculty and graduate students from ASU’s Digital Culture program to engage both your artistic and technical sides in a series of short, project-focused modules ranging from producing digital music to coding for games to 3D printing and projection mapping. Low student to staff ratios make this camp engaging and with lots of individualized attention. Access to state-of-the-art technology like new Macbooks with tons of professional media software and a fully equipped fabrication lab makes this unique camp an experience for future makers, artists, entrepreneurs, and engineers.

Summer 16 Music Class
Summer 16 Game Coding

The Digital Culture Summer Institute is organized into three independent weeks of courses, with a track for High School students (those entering 10th grade in Fall 2017 and older) and Junior High students (those entering grades 7-9 in Fall 2017). Each week students select 3 of the 6 courses being offered. Class size is limited to 20 students and enrollment will be offered on a first come, first served basis.

Cost

The Summer Institute is open to students entering grades 7-12, and just-graduated seniors. There is a registration tuition fee of $300 per week. This fee includes instruction and all material costs.

High School Schedule

June 12th-16th

9:00am

Morning breakout session

9:30am

Code for Games 1
Learn how to code. No previous programming experience required. We will write programs for games, using the C# programming language and the Unity game development engine.

HURRY — LIMITED SEATS REMAINING

Digital Sound Design
Explore field recording, sampling and manipulation of audio samples using various digital software and techniques.

11:30am

Lunch

12:30pm

Video Editing
Record and edit your own mini film and learn the tools of video storytelling: storyboarding, composition, color correction, timing, perspective and more.

Making Web Pages
Create web pages using Open Web standards - HTML 5, CSS 3 and Javascript. Learn how the web works to connect people and data across the planet.

Bioart
This class will experiment with DIY (Do It Yourself) Biology to merge art and science. We will tinker with organic materials such as bacteria, algae, or plants and represent scientific experiments (e.g., microscopy, pH testing) using photography, laser cutting, video, printmaking, and other more traditional art mediums.

2:30pm

Building Interactive Systems
With a easy-to-learn graphical programming language, we will build sound and video systems that respond to user input.

HURRY — LIMITED SEATS REMAINING

Musical Robot 1: 3d Modeling and Fabrication
Learn basic 3D computer modeling techniques while designing a customized musical robot body. Use computer fabrication tools to physically generate the robot you model.

4:20pm

Open lab/workshop and pick up

June 19th-23rd

9:00am

Morning breakout session

9:30am

Code for Games 2
Building on Code for Games 1, this class makes more complex games and explores the Unity game development system. Includes more complex programming using the C# programming language.

Beat Making and Live Performance
Learn fundamentals of beat making and digital performance on midi controllers and iPads. Students will learn how to use Ableton Live to create, arrange, and perform and save beats.

11:30am

Lunch

12:30pm

Sound Design for Games
Learn how the science of sound editing can help you create great sound effects for games and film.

Screen Printing with Active Materials
In this class, students will learn the basics of screenprinting and electronic circuits. Students will create interactive prints using thermochromic, conductive, and solar-sensitive inks.

2:30pm

Computational Photography
We will learn the latest technologies influencing photography to create, combine, and manipulate images.

Musical Robot 2: Arduino Programming
This class builds on the foundation of Musical robots 1. Learn fundamentals of Arduino programming to read sensors, implement logic and bring your robot to life.

4:20pm

Open lab/workshop and pick up

June 26th-30th

9:00am

Morning breakout session

9:30am

3d Animation
Learn the fundamentals of 3d animation - model, animate and render using Autodesk Maya.

HURRY — LIMITED SEATS REMAINING

Digital Collaborative Music
In small groups, create original music using digital and acoustic instruments. Students will learn improvisational music techniques and learn how to play in small ensembles various instruments. Instruments will be provided but students are invited to bring their own instruments.

11:30am

Lunch

12:30pm

Beginning Electronics for Artists
Inventors, makers, and artists will harness the power of the circuit to make new musical instruments, interactive paintings and sculptures, or anything you can dream up. No electronic experience necessary.

HURRY — LIMITED SEATS REMAINING

Solar Oven Competition
Students will participate in a competition to design the hottest solar oven. Creatively engineer a solar cooker and use basic sensors to monitor cooking temperatures. The best design will win a prize!

2:30pm

Projection Mapping
Using digital projectors, software, and laser cutters we will learn the latest techniques for mapping video images onto physical objects.

Musical Robot 3: Computational Composition
This class builds on the foundations of Musical Robots 1 and 2. Students will computationally compose music enabling their robots to perform as a musical ensemble.

4:20pm

Open lab/workshop and pick up

Junior High Schedule

June 12th-16th

9:00am

Morning breakout session

9:30am

Video Editing
Record and edit your own mini film and learn the tools of video storytelling: storyboarding, composition, color correction, timing, perspective and more.

CLOSED — NO MORE SEATS

Musical Robot 1: 3d Modeling and Fabrication
Learn basic 3D computer modeling techniques while designing a customized musical robot body. Use computer fabrication tools to physically generate the robot you model.

CLOSED — NO MORE SEATS

11:30am

Lunch

12:30pm

Building Interactive Systems
With a easy-to-learn graphical programming language, we will build sound and video systems that respond to user input.

CLOSED — NO MORE SEATS

Digital Sound Design
Explore field recording, sampling and manipulation of audio samples using various digital software and techniques.

CLOSED — NO MORE SEATS

2:30pm

Code for Games 1
Learn how to code. No previous programming experience required. We will write programs for games, using the C# programming language and the Unity game development engine.

CLOSED — NO MORE SEATS

Making Web Pages
Create web pages using Open Web standards - HTML 5, CSS 3 and Javascript. Learn how the web works to connect people and data across the planet.

CLOSED

Bioart
This class will experiment with DIY (Do It Yourself) Biology to merge art and science. We will tinker with organic materials such as bacteria, algae, or plants and represent scientific experiments (e.g., microscopy, pH testing) using photography, laser cutting, video, printmaking, and other more traditional art mediums.

CLOSED

4:20pm

Open lab/workshop and pick up

June 19th-23rd

9:00am

Morning breakout session

9:30am

Sound Design for Games
Learn how the science of sound editing can help you create great sound effects for games and film.

CLOSED — NO MORE SEATS

Musical Robot 2: Arduino Programming
This class builds on the foundation of Musical robots 1. Learn fundamentals of Arduino programming to read sensors, implement logic and bring your robot to life.

CLOSED — NO MORE SEATS

11:30am

Lunch

12:30pm

Computational Photography
We will learn the latest technologies influencing photography to create, combine, and manipulate images.

CLOSED — NO MORE SEATS

Beat Making and Live Performance
Learn fundamentals of beat making and digital performance on midi controllers and iPads. Students will learn how to use Ableton Live to create, arrange, and perform and save beats.

CLOSED — NO MORE SEATS

2:30pm

Code for Games 2
Building on Code for Games 1, this class makes more complex games and explores the Unity game development system. Includes more complex programming using the C# programming language.

CLOSED — NO MORE SEATS

Screen Printing with Active Materials
In this class, students will learn the basics of screenprinting and electronic circuits. Students will create interactive prints using thermochromic, conductive, and solar-sensitive inks.

CLOSED — NO MORE SEATS

4:20pm

Open lab/workshop and pick up

June 26th-30th

9:00am

Morning breakout session

9:30am

Beginning Electronics for Artists
Inventors, makers, and artists will harness the power of the circuit to make new musical instruments, interactive paintings and sculptures, or anything you can dream up. No electronic experience necessary.

CLOSED — NO MORE SEATS

Musical Robot 3: Computational Composition
This class builds on the foundations of Musical Robots 1 and 2. Students will computationally compose music enabling their robots to perform as a musical ensemble.

11:30am

Lunch

12:30pm

Projection Mapping
Using digital projectors, software, and laser cutters we will learn the latest techniques for mapping video images onto physical objects.

CLOSED — NO MORE SEATS

Digital Collaborative Music
In small groups, create original music using digital and acoustic instruments. Students will learn improvisational music techniques and learn how to play in small ensembles various instruments. Instruments will be provided but students are invited to bring their own instruments.

2:30pm

3d Animation
Learn the fundamentals of 3d animation - model, animate and render using Autodesk Maya.

CLOSED — NO MORE SEATS

Solar Oven Competition
Students will participate in a competition to design the hottest solar oven. Creatively engineer a solar cooker and use basic sensors to monitor cooking temperatures. The best design will win a prize!

4:20pm

Open lab/workshop and pick up

Topics

How to Code

Interactive Media

Media Production

Digital Fabrication

Animation

Experimental Musical Instruments

Digital Music

Professional Media Tools

Making Games

Projection Mapping

Electronics

Expressive Computing




The Digital Culture Summer Institute was created by the School of Arts, Media and Engineering - part of the Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts at ASU. AME's Digital Culture initiative is an innovative degree program that offers students interdisciplinary degrees learning technology, design, media and art. For more information, please visit ame.asu.edu.

For questions contact:
loren.olson@asu.edu
david.tinapple@asu.edu
kimberlee.swisher@asu.edu