GD for the Web

Schedule

Week 1 / Sept. 10

In Class : Introductions

  • Introduction to course goals and expectations
  • Assessment of student skills, levels and interests
    • Why are you taking this class?
    • Do you know any code?
  • What is your favorite website? Or something you love that is posted online? Post here, using the Links we <3 category
    • Signing up to the class website and posting your first link
  • Discuss Presentations
  • Break + Pick Presentation Topics
  • Exercise – your first html – finding a text editor, basic html, setting up your server and ftp, putting your first page online

 

Assignment 1 is assigned : Re-publish a text through an existing web service

Week 2 / September 17

Week 2 Piratepad – http://piratepad.net/gdfw-f15-w2

Presentations

Desmond Pang, EXPLORING / EXPLOITING EXISTING PLATFORMS
Sarah Mohammadi, MEMES / REPETITION / COPIES

Readings

Bewersdorf, Spirit Surfing, in Spirit Surfing
Davis, The language of Memes, in The Social Media Reader

Coding Tutorials Due

Complete codecademy.com HTML & CSS
HTML Basics
HTML Basics II
HTML Basics III

Assignment 1: Group Crits

Week 3 / September 24

Piratepad

Presentations

Hyein Jung, DISTRIBUTION / DISPERSION – THE WEB AS A MEANS TO SPREAD TEXT, IMAGES, IDEAS

Readings

Price, Dispersion

Coding Tutorials Due

Complete codecademy HTML & CSS:
– CSS: An Overview
– CSS: Selectors

Week 4 / October 1

Piratepad

Presentations

Thomas Faucheux, CONNECTIONS / LINKS / PATHS / LABYRINTHS – FOCUSING ON THE HYPERLINK

Readings

Borges, The Garden of Forking Paths

Coding Tutorials Due

Complete codecademy HTML & CSS:
– CSS: Positioning

Week 5 / October 8

Google Doc (for Questions)

 

Piratepad

Presentations

Qun Wang, WRITING FOR/ON THE WEB
Amia Oberai, THE WEB WRITING BACK

Readings

Susan Orlean, Man And Machine, Playing Games on the Internet

A2 Crit

Coding Tutorials Due

Catch up and review all Codecademy HTML and CSS tutorials.

Week 6 / October 15

PRESENTATIONS

Max Fridberg, INTERACTION / SINGLE SERVE – WORKS THAT FOCUS ON INTERACTION

READING

Jason Huff, Interface Aesthetics: An Introduction

 

Google Doc

Week 7 / October 22

Reading

Olia Lialina A Vernacular 1, 2 and 3

Presentations

Ben Ross, Web Aesthetics

A3-2

Questions

here

Week 8 / October 29

Presentations

Tina Han, Collectives and Mobs

A3 Progress Crit

Week 9 / November 5

Presentations

Oscar

Reading

Collect the WWWorld, The Artist as Archivist in the Internet Age by Domenico Quaranta, and Endless Archive by Joanne McNeil, both in Collect the WWWWorld

Due

A3 Final

CODING TUTORIALS DUE

Complete codecademy jQuery: “jQuery Functions and Selectors” and “Dynamic HTML”

 

 

google doc for questions

Week 10 / November 12

Presentations

Tina Han, Collectives / Mobs
Maria Shimizu, Participation and Labor

Reading

Our Weirdness is Free, Gabriella Coleman
Anonymity as Culture: Treatise, David Auerbach

Questions

 

Week 11 / November 19

Presentations

Esther Kim, Public/Private
Haven Kim, Politics/Activism

Reading

Metahaven, Captives of the Cloud: Part I

 

Questions