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Class Schedule
1 February 2018

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February 6
Introduction
Lecture — “I-n-t-e-r-f-a-c-e”
Exercise — What time is it?

February 13
Lecture —  “Zapotecs and Pulsars”
Exercise — A clock, *now* . . .
Reading — From Sundials to Atomic Clocks, James Jespersen and Jane Fitz-Randolph

February 20
Assignment 1 continues
Student presentations begin
Lecture — “Olivetti’s Interfaces”
Reading — Design Interface, Gianni Barbacetto, “By Design,” Alice Rawsthorne

February 27
Assignment 2
Student presentations end
Lecture — “... meet theTetracono”
Demonstration — Swatch, @internet time, Ivrea
Exercise — Reading a wave
Reading — “The Tetracone,” “What is this X Hour?,” Bruno Munari, “Reading aWave,” Italo Calvino

March 6
Assignment 2
Lecture — “Press Start to Begin (on the Metrocard AVM)”
Exercise — Please swipe your card . . .
Demonstration — 12 o’clocks, John Maeda, Reactive Books

March 13
Assignment 2 continues
Project review, in-class critique
Lecture — “You Will (past predictions for future interfaces)”
Reading — “A Note on theTime,” Dexter Sinister, “I am a Handle,” Rob Giampietro

March 20
Spring break

March 27
Field trip to Nokia Bell Labs, Murray Hill, NJ
Reading — “Bell Labs Experiments in Art andTechnology”

April 3
No class

April 10
Assignment 3 continues
Demonstration — Macintosh debut keynote
Reading — Human Interface Guidelines (WatchOS), Apple Computer, “Material design,” Google inc.

April 17
Assignment 3 continues
Project review, in-class critique
Demonstration — Christian Marclay, The Clock
Reading — “Code: An Essay,” Paul Ford

April 24
Assignment 3 continues
Individual meetings and class discussion
Lecture — “Information Landscapes”
Reading — “Soft Copy,” from Muriel Cooper, David Reinfurt and RobertWiesenberger

May 1
Assignment 3 ends
Final review

May 7
Final portfolio due at 1:30 pm, room 123, 185 Nasssau




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