Fundamentals of Computational Media Design

MusicPainter screenshot.

MusicPainter is a networked graphical composing environment which aims to encourage sharing and collaboration between users.  It is used in class assignment #3 with the XO Laptop and csound. (Courtesy of Wu-Hsi Li. Used with permission.)


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Fall 2008



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This class covers the history of 20th century art and design from the perspective of the technologist. Methods for visual analysis, oral critique, and digital expression are introduced. Class projects this term use the OLPC XO (One Laptop Per Child) laptop, Csound and Python software.

Barry Vercoe, David Small, Henry Holtzman, and V. Bove. MAS.110 Fundamentals of Computational Media Design, Fall 2008. (Massachusetts Institute of Technology: MIT OpenCourseWare), (Accessed). License: Creative Commons BY-NC-SA

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