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 Find the **//​[[:​mm19_weekly-schedule|Weekly Schedule for Fall 2019]]//** (incl. homework and due dates),\\ 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]]//​**,​\\+the themes/​dates for **//​[[:​mm19_case-studies|Case-Study Presentations]]//​** ,\\
 and themes/​dates for the **//​[[:​mm19_essay1|Essay Presentations]]//​** . and themes/​dates for the **//​[[:​mm19_essay1|Essay Presentations]]//​** .
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 ===== Required Text Books ===== ===== Required Text Books =====
  
-{{:​what_technology_wants_book_cover_art.jpg?​direct&​150|what_technology_wants_book_cover_art.jpg}} {{:​book_universal_principles_of_design.jpg?​direct&​305|book_universal_principles_of_design.jpg}} {{:​book_1001_inventions.jpg?​direct&​305|book_1001_inventions.jpg}}+{{:​what_technology_wants_book_cover_art.jpg?​direct&​150|what_technology_wants_book_cover_art.jpg}}{{:​book_universal_principles_of_design.jpg?​direct&​305|book_universal_principles_of_design.jpg}}{{:​book_1001_inventions.jpg?​direct&​305|book_1001_inventions.jpg}}
  
   - Kevin Kelly, //What Technology Wants//, Kevin Kelly, New York, 2010   - Kevin Kelly, //What Technology Wants//, Kevin Kelly, New York, 2010
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   * Alex Garland, //Ex Machina// ​ (2015) – [[https://​en.wikipedia.org/​wiki/​Ex_Machina_(film)|Wikipedia]]   * Alex Garland, //Ex Machina// ​ (2015) – [[https://​en.wikipedia.org/​wiki/​Ex_Machina_(film)|Wikipedia]]
   * David Slade, //​Metalhead//,​ Black Mirror, S04, E05 (2017) – [[https://​en.wikipedia.org/​wiki/​Metalhead_(Black_Mirror)| Wikipedia]]   * David Slade, //​Metalhead//,​ Black Mirror, S04, E05 (2017) – [[https://​en.wikipedia.org/​wiki/​Metalhead_(Black_Mirror)| Wikipedia]]
 +  * Sue Williams, //Death by Design, The Dirty Secret of Our Digital Addiction// (2017) - https://​deathbydesignfilm.com/​about/​
  
 As supplemental materials there will be a wide range of online video resources and project documentation. Links will be shared via NYUClasses. As supplemental materials there will be a wide range of online video resources and project documentation. Links will be shared via NYUClasses.
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 |   ​|Project Management ​ | |   ​|Project Management ​ |
 |Week 2  |**Design =/≠ Art** | |Week 2  |**Design =/≠ Art** |
-|   |Form (sometimes) follows function |+|   |Form (sometimes) follows function|
 |   ​|Useless devices? (//​Taccola//​ Wheel, the //Useless// Box)| |   ​|Useless devices? (//​Taccola//​ Wheel, the //Useless// Box)|
 |Week 3  |**The geometry of Motion** | |Week 3  |**The geometry of Motion** |
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 Marking Scheme: Marking Scheme:
  
-|**I.** ​  ​|**Essay and Rewrite** – Deadline for essay: end of week 2, deadline for re-write: week 4   ​|**10%** | +|**I.** ​  ​|**Essay and Rewrite** – Deadline for essay: end of week 2, deadline for re-write: week 4  |**10%** | 
-        ​|Theme: //​Understanding the Technical World//. Task: Choose a recent (max. 1 year old) news story in a popular national or international news source concerning novel technology. Your assignment is to read the news article and then write an essay about the selected topic (approximately 3 pages). Your essay must include an introduction,​ a body, and a conclusion and should use the [[http://​www2.ivcc.edu/​rambo/​eng1001/​format.htm|format defined by the Modern Language Association]]. The text should a) summarise the article, b) evaluate the news story from technical, rhetorical and sociological points of view (//Who is the target audience?//​). Please include the merit and shortcomings the story has and the c.) possible impact of the featured technology on society. You should close your essay with d.) an outlook into the future, and with an ideation of new and non existing use-cases for this technology. The essay must be submitted as PDF through NYU Classes course page named according to the following template: essay_YourFirstName_YourLastName.pdf and containing a Header with your complete Name, and Student number. The essay is designed to teach students how to perform a conceptual outline of a project idea. | |+  ​|Theme: //​Understanding the Technical World//. Task: Choose a recent (max. 1 year old) news story in a popular national or international news source concerning novel technology. Your assignment is to read the news article and then write an essay about the selected topic (approximately 3 pages). Your essay must include an introduction,​ a body, and a conclusion and should use the [[http://​www2.ivcc.edu/​rambo/​eng1001/​format.htm|format defined by the Modern Language Association]]. The text should a) summarise the article, b) evaluate the news story from technical, rhetorical and sociological points of view (//Who is the target audience?//​). Please include the merit and shortcomings the story has and the c.) possible impact of the featured technology on society. You should close your essay with d.) an outlook into the future, and with an ideation of new and non existing use-cases for this technology. The essay must be submitted as PDF through NYU Classes course page named according to the following template: essay_YourFirstName_YourLastName.pdf and containing a Header with your complete Name, and Student number. The essay is designed to teach students how to perform a conceptual outline of a project idea.| |
 |**II.** ​  ​|**Artistic Statement** – Deadline: end of week 13  |**20%** | |**II.** ​  ​|**Artistic Statement** – Deadline: end of week 13  |**20%** |
-         |The final writing – the Artistic Statement – will reflect the student’s project theme and hence the developed handtool. The project theme has to be submitted in advance for critique and approval by the instructor in a one-on-one session. The text should feature the concept behind the project (approximately ±600 words => three paragraphs: //Power Paragraph//,​ //Technical Paragraph//,​ and //Research Timeline Paragraph//​). [[http://​www.hardmood.info/​lib/​exe/​fetch.php?​media=uvf_artistic_statement_writing_guide_scan.pdf|Find a sample here]]. The concept should be clear and understandable. The text should contain additional drawings and/or information graphics to explain and underline the project'​s idea. Integrate your personal view based on the many discussion in this course and on the reading. The text document must be submitted through NYU Classes course page.| ​  |+  ​|The final writing – the Artistic Statement – will reflect the student’s project theme and hence the developed handtool. The project theme has to be submitted in advance for critique and approval by the instructor in a one-on-one session. The text should feature the concept behind the project (approximately ±600 words ⇒ three paragraphs: //Power Paragraph//,​ //Technical Paragraph//,​ and //Research Timeline Paragraph//​). [[http://​www.hardmood.info/​lib/​exe/​fetch.php?​media=uvf_artistic_statement_writing_guide_scan.pdf|Find a sample here]]. The concept should be clear and understandable. The text should contain additional drawings and/or information graphics to explain and underline the project'​s idea. Integrate your personal view based on the many discussion in this course and on the reading. The text document must be submitted through NYU Classes course page.| ​  |
 |**III.** ​  ​|**In-Class presentations:​ essay presentation,​ and 2x case-study presentations** ​  ​|**10%** | |**III.** ​  ​|**In-Class presentations:​ essay presentation,​ and 2x case-study presentations** ​  ​|**10%** |
-|   ​|Students will each give three 15 minute oral presentations (max. 15 slides ​=> google Slides, keynote or powerpoint) at the beginning of a class: Two case study presentations will relate to a dedicated theme of the day (those themes will be assigned to students at the beginning of the term). A third presentation on a subject related to the students project essay. The presentation must be submitted as PDF format the day before the oral presentation through NYU Classes. The student should use the class presentation template. The name of the uploaded file should follow the same naming standard: casestudy1(2)_YourFirstName_YourLastName.pdf. The essay presentation should a) summarise the article, b) evaluate the news story from technical, rhetorical and sociological points of view (//Who is the target audience?//​). Please include the merit and shortcomings the story has and the possible impact of the featured technology on society. You should close with an outlook into the future, and c.) with an ideation of new and non existing use-cases for this technology. The essay presentation has to be submitted as PDF through NYU Classes course page a day before the presentation,​ and named according to the following template: essaypresentation_YourFirstName_YourLastName.pdf ​   |   |+|   ​|Students will each give three 15 minute oral presentations (max. 15 slides ​⇒ google Slides, keynote or powerpoint) at the beginning of a class: Two case study presentations will relate to a dedicated theme of the day (those themes will be assigned to students at the beginning of the term). A third presentation on a subject related to the students project essay. The presentation must be submitted as PDF format the day before the oral presentation through NYU Classes. The student should use the class presentation template. The name of the uploaded file should follow the same naming standard: casestudy1(2)_YourFirstName_YourLastName.pdf. The essay presentation should a) summarise the article, b) evaluate the news story from technical, rhetorical and sociological points of view (//Who is the target audience?//​). Please include the merit and shortcomings the story has and the possible impact of the featured technology on society. You should close with an outlook into the future, and c.) with an ideation of new and non existing use-cases for this technology. The essay presentation has to be submitted as PDF through NYU Classes course page a day before the presentation,​ and named according to the following template: essaypresentation_YourFirstName_YourLastName.pdf ​ |   |
 |**IV.** ​  ​|**Class participation** ​  ​|**10%** | |**IV.** ​  ​|**Class participation** ​  ​|**10%** |
 |   ​|Students are expected to be on time, and to come to each class fully prepared, having read through the texts, or watched the films assigned for the day’s class – and thought about them carefully. Participation will be assessed on the basis of both the regularity and the quality of contributions. Students will be asked to initiate class discussions without prior warning and may be asked to perform this function more than once.  |   | |   ​|Students are expected to be on time, and to come to each class fully prepared, having read through the texts, or watched the films assigned for the day’s class – and thought about them carefully. Participation will be assessed on the basis of both the regularity and the quality of contributions. Students will be asked to initiate class discussions without prior warning and may be asked to perform this function more than once.  |   |
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 **Course documentation,​ 2018** **Course documentation,​ 2018**
   * Projects   * Projects
-  * [[manus_machina_2018#​further_information|Pictures from the course]], Twitter impressions:​ [[https://​twitter.com/​hardmood/​status/​1042805818620559361|1]],​[[https://​twitter.com/​hardmood/​status/​1046962144636485633|2]],​ [[https://​twitter.com/​hardmood/​status/​1049552827390021632|3]] +  * [[:manus_machina_2018#​further_information|Pictures from the course]], Twitter impressions:​ [[https://​twitter.com/​hardmood/​status/​1042805818620559361|1]],​[[https://​twitter.com/​hardmood/​status/​1046962144636485633|2]],​ [[https://​twitter.com/​hardmood/​status/​1049552827390021632|3]] 
-  * [[mm18_fieldtrip#​pics|Pictures from field trip]]+  * [[:mm18_fieldtrip#​pics|Pictures from field trip]]
  
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