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Cornell University School of Continuing Education and Summer Sessions

Winter Session 2019 will run from December 26, 2018 to January 19, 2019, with three-week on-campus classes beginning on January 2, 2019. We will update the Winter Session site in September. If you would like to receive an e-mail notice when this happens, please join our e-mail list. In the meantime, you may want to browse through the site to get an idea of what we offer.

Courses

PSYCH 1650 Computing in the Arts

Course description

Over the centuries, artists in a wide variety of media have employed many approaches to the creative process, ranging from the philosophical to the mechanical to the virtual. This course unravels some of the mysteries going on inside software used for art and music. It looks at ways of breaking things apart and sampling and ways of putting things together and resynthesizing, and explores ideas for creation. This course does not teach software packages for creating art and music. The course complements ART 2701 and MUSIC 1421. Outcome 1: Understand, manipulate, and design algorithms and other processes for creating music and other art forms. Specific techniques may draw from stochastic, iterative, algebraic and geometric methods, amongst others. Outcome 2: Have a degree of understanding of the design process —idea, formulation, specification, implementation, testing to refinement — and the development of effective interfaces. Outcome 3: Have a basic understanding of the basics of probability, group theory, basic programming, feedback systems, sampling, and synthesis with emphasis on building applications via assisted process control (principles of simple programming).

good comfort level with computers and some of the arts recommended

This course is frequently offered in the Summer Session.

Classes

The next offering of this course is undetermined at this time. Find similar upcoming programs by tag: art, Ithaca, sci/tech, winter

Tuition and fees

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