Robotic Arts Intro Fall 2018 (IA277.01)

10/19: Project 1 Presentation!

Today is critique day for Project 1. We will be spending most of the day looking and talking about your works!



Documenting your work is an important part of your creative process. Documentation communicates your ideas to a larger audience through different time, place and context. Documantation is also a tool for reflection of your work and your interests.


  1. Medium to use for documentation (photography, video, text, audio, html page, theater, research paper, storytelling, book, zine, instructions..... )
  2. What aspect of your piece that you want to communicate
  3. Style (description, narrative, theatrical, comercial fictional)
  4. how and where to share your work

Burrowing Documentation Equipment

You can check out Camera, Video camera, Audio recorder, lighting kit and more from AV department. You can check hours here. You can reserve and check out equipment online at webcheckout

Camillie Utterback & Romy Achituv - Text Rain, 1999

Peter Ablinger

niko dama by Ryota Kuwakubo
Interplay by Allan Doyle and Ash Turner
rolly toy by Hayley Martell

The Way Thing Go

electronic harvesting day

Thomas Thwaites: How I build a toaster -- from scratch

e-waste locations


Project 1: Documentation Due October 26st

    Upload the following to a folder named "Project 1" in your google drive:

  • 2 photos or 1 short video (or other documentation forms) of your work
  • One paragraph description of your piece
  • arduino sketch .ino file (if you used one)
  • drawing or imahes of your circuit

Electronic Harvest day is NEXT WEEK!

  • Bring electronics you want to take apart
  • Bring drawing materials of your choice
  • Bring tools like screw drivers, pliers, hammers... whatever that helps you with the harvest