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 ===== Manus Et Machina ===== ===== Manus Et Machina =====
  
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 |**Course Title:​** ​  ​|Manus Et Machina ​ | |**Course Title:​** ​  ​|Manus Et Machina ​ |
-|   ​|semester theme for Fall 2019: //​t.b.d.// ​  |+|   ​|semester theme for Fall 2019: Handtools ​  |
 |**Course Number:​** ​  ​|CADT-UH 1001| |**Course Number:​** ​  ​|CADT-UH 1001|
 |**Course Category:** |Art, Design, and Technology (Core Competency Course)| |**Course Category:** |Art, Design, and Technology (Core Competency Course)|
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 |**Course Weeks:​** ​  |14 weeks| |**Course Weeks:​** ​  |14 weeks|
 |**Contact Hours/​Week:​** ​  |Day 1, Project Colloquium: 155 min| |**Contact Hours/​Week:​** ​  |Day 1, Project Colloquium: 155 min|
-                         |Day 2, Seminar: 75 min| +  ​|Day 2, Seminar: 75 min| 
-                         |Day 3, Seminar: 75 min|+  ​|Day 3, Seminar: 75 min|
 |**Prerequisite:​** ​  ​|There are no prerequisites for this course.| |**Prerequisite:​** ​  ​|There are no prerequisites for this course.|
  
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-PLEASE NOTE THAT THIS COURSE SITE WILL BE UPDATED END OF SPRING SEMESTER. +PLEASE NOTE THAT THIS COURSE SITE WILL BE UPDATED END OF SPRING SEMESTER. ​— //​[[felix.beck@nyu.edu|Felix Beck]] 2019/04/15 07:01//
---- //​[[felix.beck@nyu.edu|Felix Beck]] 2019/04/15 07:01// +
  
 Find the **//​[[:​mm19_weekly-schedule|Weekly Schedule for Fall 2019]]//** (incl. homework and due dates), the themes/​dates for **//​[[:​mm19_case-studies|Case-Study Presentations]]//​** , and themes/​dates for the **//​[[:​mm19_essay1|Essay 1 Presentations]]//​** . Find the **//​[[:​mm19_weekly-schedule|Weekly Schedule for Fall 2019]]//** (incl. homework and due dates), the themes/​dates for **//​[[:​mm19_case-studies|Case-Study Presentations]]//​** , and themes/​dates for the **//​[[:​mm19_essay1|Essay 1 Presentations]]//​** .
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 ===== General Course Description ===== ===== General Course Description =====
  
-The Core Competency Course »Manus Et Machina« explores how technology has influenced our life, and investigates the use of machines by human and the influence of machines on human over the ages. The course further explores how technology has influenced the fields of arts and design, and investigates this inspirational source for new technological developments.+The Core Competency Course »Manus Et Machina« explores how technology has influenced our life, and investigates the use of tools and machines by human and the influence of tools and machines on human over the ages. The course further explores how technology has influenced the fields of arts and design, and investigates this inspirational source for new technological developments.
  
-Lecture and discussion will be the breeding ground for the development and creation of a **<font inherit/​inherit;;​inherit;;#​FFFF00>​Theme t.b.d.</​font>​** ​ (semester theme for Fall 2019): Every student will create ​prototype of a machine ​that has connection with the human body, and executing a certain ​task. Potential Machine Types are described [[:​machine_types|here]]. There is no specification for the nature of the machine, nor the task to be performed. ​The only rule is that the machine has to be connected to a person. ​The project will be complemented by lectures and case-studies,​ reading assignments (completed prior to class), class discussions and one-on-one meetings with the instructor. [[:​mm_project_phases|Project phases are described here]]. The course builds up the knowledge about futuristic developments and their use and influence from past to present, dealing with questions concerning ethics and values. “Media arts” and other concepts such as “digital arts” will be discussed as modern manifestations of the merging of technology with arts and media. Based on the fusion of readings, study, discussion and experiences,​ over the course of the semester students will develop an understanding of how mutually reinforcing and beneficiary a mix of Art, Design and Technology can be. Students will leave the course with a completed project to be displayed in an exhibition and a personal philosophy of about Art, Design and Technology.+Lecture and discussion will be the breeding ground for the development and creation of a **<font inherit/​inherit;;​inherit;;#​FFFF00>​Handtool</​font>​** ​ (semester theme for Fall 2019): Every student will create ​the prototype of a device ​that can be used for specific ​task. There is no specification for the nature of the tool, nor the task to be performed. ​Create anything ​that does not yet exist! ​The project will be complemented by lectures and case-studies,​ reading assignments (completed prior to class), class discussions and one-on-one meetings with the instructor. [[:​mm_project_phases|Project phases are described here]]. The course builds up the knowledge about futuristic developments and their use and influence from past to present, dealing with questions concerning ethics and values. “Media arts” and other concepts such as “digital arts” will be discussed as modern manifestations of the merging of technology with arts and media. Based on the fusion of readings, study, discussion and experiences,​ over the course of the semester students will develop an understanding of how mutually reinforcing and beneficiary a mix of Art, Design and Technology can be. Students will leave the course with a completed project to be displayed in an exhibition and a personal philosophy of about Art, Design and Technology.
  
 ===== Place in the NYUAD Curriculum ===== ===== Place in the NYUAD Curriculum =====
  
-The course »Manus Et Machina« is a Core Competency Course in the field of Art, Design, and Technology. It is cross-listed with the [[https://​nyuad.nyu.edu/​en/​academics/​undergraduate/​majors-and-minors/​design-minor.html|Design Minor]], and with the [[https://​nyuad.nyu.edu/​en/​academics/​undergraduate/​majors-and-minors/​heritage-studies-minor.html|Heritage Studies Minor]] This course teaches students to think critically and work creatively toward innovations in arts practice, design and engineering, creative writing, data visualisation,​ programming,​ and performance. Guest lecturers as much as interdisciplinary co-teaching plays an important role in this course.+The course »Manus Et Machina« is a Core Competency Course in the field of Art, Design, and Technology. It is cross-listed with the [[https://​nyuad.nyu.edu/​en/​academics/​undergraduate/​majors-and-minors/​design-minor.html|Design Minor]], and with the [[https://​nyuad.nyu.edu/​en/​academics/​undergraduate/​majors-and-minors/​heritage-studies-minor.html|Heritage Studies Minor]] This course teaches students to think critically and work creatively toward innovations in arts practice, design and engineering,​ data visualisation ​(2D/3D), programming,​ and performance. Guest lecturers as much as interdisciplinary co-teaching plays an important role in this course.
  
 ===== Learning Outcomes ===== ===== Learning Outcomes =====
  
-Students in the course will learn to develop critical thinking skills and be trained in concept development. As the project contains practical elements, interested students will also be trained in using machines like laser-cutter ​or 3D-printer, and other rapid prototyping tools. At the end of this course, students will:+Students in the course will learn to develop critical thinking skills and be trained in concept development. As the project contains practical elements, interested students will also be trained in using machines like laser-cutter3D-printer, and other rapid prototyping tools. At the end of this course, students will:
  
-  * be able to have a basic understanding of the fundamental differences between humans and machines. +  * Be able to have a basic understanding of the fundamental differences between humans and machines. 
-  * learn and understand basic concepts of human-machine interactions. +  * Learn and understand basic concepts of human-machine interactions. 
-  * analyse ​whether machines can become socially aware, and have a basic understanding of the technologies and what it takes to make machines have and articulate feelings and emotions. +  * Analyse ​whether machines can become socially aware, and have a basic understanding of the technologies and what it takes to make machines have and articulate feelings and emotions. 
-  * be forced to think about ethical issues in the digital age.+  * Be forced to think about ethical issues in the digital age.
  
 These outcomes will be assessed through reports, class participation,​ in-class exercises, and project presentation and documentation as described below. These outcomes will be assessed through reports, class participation,​ in-class exercises, and project presentation and documentation as described below.
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 The course //Manus Et Machina// ​ is **<font inherit/​inherit;;​inherit;;#​FFFF00>​a very intense course</​font>​**. It contains out of a mix of theory and practice. Students will be involved in a lot of reading, discussion and writing, as well as the __completion of a practical project__. There are two modes of delivery: 1st. Seminar (2x 75 min/week) and 2nd. Projectcolloquium (1x 155 min/week): The course //Manus Et Machina// ​ is **<font inherit/​inherit;;​inherit;;#​FFFF00>​a very intense course</​font>​**. It contains out of a mix of theory and practice. Students will be involved in a lot of reading, discussion and writing, as well as the __completion of a practical project__. There are two modes of delivery: 1st. Seminar (2x 75 min/week) and 2nd. Projectcolloquium (1x 155 min/week):
  
-This course adopts a **__SEMINAR__** ​ format that requires students to participate actively in class discussions. Considerable class time will be spent on presentations and discussions of related art and design projects, and lectures/​case-studies on different technological aspects. Hence, students are expected to read and research about a substantial number of projects, participate in classroom and online discussions,​ and develop a concept for a **__PROJECT__** ​ . Each student will give two case-study presentations,​ will write two essays, and give a presentation of the project prototype during an exhibition at the end of the semester (date t.b.a.). Each student is required to do a final project of a topic of their choosing that goes deeper into issues beyond what was discussed in class. The aim of the project is to develop the concept of a working ​machine ​that displays the technical and conceptual intellectuality of the student. While the focus in the first semester half 1 lays on concept development,​ the focus in semester half 2 lays on the design and development of the working machine prototype. Weekly presentations and ethical discussions of cases provide the groundwork for students to prepare written case analyses and accompanying oral presentations. The course makes use of an online sites – NYU Classes – that will serve as a repository for required readings, assignments,​ and additional course materials. Class discussions will be supplemented by multimedia material such as Keynote/​Powerpoint slides and video clips. +This course adopts a **__SEMINAR__** ​ format that requires students to participate actively in class discussions. Considerable class time will be spent on presentations and discussions of related art and design projects, and lectures/​case-studies on different technological aspects. Hence, students are expected to read and research about a substantial number of projects, participate in classroom and online discussions,​ and develop a concept for a **__PROJECT__** ​ . Each student will give two case-study presentations,​ will write one essay, and one artistic project statement, and give a presentation of the project prototype during an exhibition at the end of the semester (date t.b.a.). Each student is required to do a final project of a topic of their choosing that goes deeper into issues beyond what was discussed in class. The aim of the project is to develop the concept of a working ​tool that displays the technical and conceptual intellectuality of the student. While the focus in the first semester half 1 lays on concept development,​ the focus in semester half 2 lays on the design and development of the working machine prototype. Weekly presentations and ethical discussions of cases provide the groundwork for students to prepare written case analyses and accompanying oral presentations. The course makes use of an online sites – NYU Classes – that will serve as a repository for required readings, assignments,​ and additional course materials. Class discussions will be supplemented by multimedia material such as Keynote/​Powerpoint slides and video clips. If possible there will be a two days class trip offered. During this trip several workshops will take place: e.g. drawing, photography,​ fire making with sticks, manufacturing stone arrow-heads,​ wood work etc.
-If possible there will be a two days class trip offered. During this trip several workshops will happen: e.g. drawing, photography,​ fire making with sticks, manufacturing stone arrow-heads,​ wood work etc.+
  
 ===== Required Text Books ===== ===== Required Text Books =====
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 |**I.** ​  ​|**Essay 1 and Rewrite** ​  ​|**10%** | |**I.** ​  ​|**Essay 1 and Rewrite** ​  ​|**10%** |
 |   |This essay is designed to teach students how to perform a conceptual outline of a project idea. Length: 1200 to 1500 words. ​ |   | |   |This essay is designed to teach students how to perform a conceptual outline of a project idea. Length: 1200 to 1500 words. ​ |   |
-|**II.** ​  |**Essay 2 (Project Idea/​Concept Development)** ​  ​|**20%** | +|**II.** ​  |**Artistic Statement ​(Project Idea/​Concept Development)** ​  ​|**20%** | 
-|   ​|Students will choose their own topic for the final essay. This topic will reflect the student’s project theme and the developed ​machine, with topic proposals submitted in advance for critique and approval by the instructor in a one-on-one session. The essay should contain additional drawings and/or information graphics to explain and underline the projects idea. Length: 1200 to 1500 words. ​ |   |+|   ​|Students will choose their own topic for the final writing. This topic will reflect the student’s project theme and the developed ​handtool, with topic proposals submitted in advance for critique and approval by the instructor in a one-on-one session. The text should contain additional drawings and/or information graphics to explain and underline the projects idea. Length: 1200 to 1500 words. ​ |   |
 |**III.** ​  ​|**In-Class presentation (case-study presentation)** ​  ​|**10%** | |**III.** ​  ​|**In-Class presentation (case-study presentation)** ​  ​|**10%** |
 |   ​|Students will each give three 15 minute oral presentations at the beginning of a class: Two on a subject related to the dedicated days theme (case-study presentations;​ assignments will be made at the beginning of the term), a third one on a subject related to the students project essay 1.  |   | |   ​|Students will each give three 15 minute oral presentations at the beginning of a class: Two on a subject related to the dedicated days theme (case-study presentations;​ assignments will be made at the beginning of the term), a third one on a subject related to the students project essay 1.  |   |
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 **Attachment A:**  max. 10 slides (keynote or powerpoint) to be presented in class. The student must use the class presentation template. The file name should follow the same naming standard: casestudy1(2)_YourFirstName_YourLastName.key/​.ppt **Attachment A:**  max. 10 slides (keynote or powerpoint) to be presented in class. The student must use the class presentation template. The file name should follow the same naming standard: casestudy1(2)_YourFirstName_YourLastName.key/​.ppt
  
-==== Essays ==== 
- 
-Your essays must include an introduction,​ a body, and a conclusion. (Approximately 3-4 pages each). The essay must be submitted through NYU Classes course page and must contain two attachments:​ 
- 
-**Attachment B:**  text document (max of 1200 -1500 words) named according to the following template: essay1(2)_YourFirstName_YourLastName.doc and containing a Header with your complete Name, and Student number 
- 
-**Attachment C:**  max. 10 slides (keynote or powerpoint) to be presented in class. The file name should follow the same naming standard: essay1(2)_YourFirstName_YourLastName.key/​.ppt 
  
 === Essay 1 === === Essay 1 ===
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 Your essay should use the format defined by the Modern Language Association:​ [[http://​www2.ivcc.edu/​rambo/​eng1001/​format.htm|http://​www2.ivcc.edu/​rambo/​eng1001/​format.htm]] Your essay should use the format defined by the Modern Language Association:​ [[http://​www2.ivcc.edu/​rambo/​eng1001/​format.htm|http://​www2.ivcc.edu/​rambo/​eng1001/​format.htm]]
  
-=== Essay 2 ===+Your essay must include an introduction,​ a body, and a conclusion. (Approximately 3-4 pages). The essay must be submitted through NYU Classes course page and must contain two attachments:​
  
-Students will choose their own topic for the final essayThis topic will reflect the student’s project theme and the developed machinewith topic proposals submitted in advance for critique ​and approval by the instructor in a one-on-one session. The essay should contain additional drawings and/or information graphics to explain and underline the projects idea. Length: 1200 to 1500 words.+**Attachment B:**  text document (max of 1200 -1500 words) named according to the following template: essay1(2)_YourFirstName_YourLastName.doc and containing a Header with your complete Name, and Student number
  
-Your essay should use the format defined by the Modern Language Association:​ [[http://​www2.ivcc.edu/​rambo/​eng1001/​format.htm|http://​www2.ivcc.edu/​rambo/​eng1001/​format.htm]]+**Attachment C:**  max. 10 slides (keynote or powerpoint) to be presented in class. The file name should follow the same naming standard: essay1(2)_YourFirstName_YourLastName.key/​.ppt 
 + 
 + 
 +=== Artistic Statement === 
 + 
 +Students will choose their own topic for the final text. This topic will reflect the student’s project theme and the developed hand tool, with topic proposals submitted in advance for critique and approval by the instructor in a one-on-one session. The essay should contain additional drawings and/or information graphics to explain and underline the projects idea. Length: 1200 to 1500 words. 
 + 
 +Your text should use the format defined by the Modern Language Association:​ [[http://​www2.ivcc.edu/​rambo/​eng1001/​format.htm|http://​www2.ivcc.edu/​rambo/​eng1001/​format.htm]]
  
 ===== Further Information ===== ===== Further Information =====
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   * [[:​mm17_fieldtrip#​pics|Pictures from field trip]]   * [[:​mm17_fieldtrip#​pics|Pictures from field trip]]
  
 +**Course documentation,​ 2018**
 +  * Projects
 +  * Pictures from the course
 +  * Pictures from field trip
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