DTC 201: Spring 2020: Calendar

201.04: Monday / Wednesday / Friday, 1:10–2:00 p.m.


ONLINE DISTANCE LEARNING NOTICE (UPDATED)
As you know by now, WSU is moving all classes to online distance learning after the 2020 Spring Break due to coronavirus/COVID-19 concerns.

This class will feature recorded lectures and demonstrations through Panopto video, available under the “Class Online” links in the Blackboard course navigation. I am also now available for live Zoom video support through my appointment scheduler or by email.

Day-by-day details of the semester’s classes are listed below. The next few upcoming classes are listed first, followed by the complete semester. The chart has one row per class, and is divided into five columns:

  • WK: the week number. There are 17 weeks of classes in a semester, including Finals Week.
  • DAY: the specific date of that class.
  • TOPIC: the general topic of that class.
  • HOMEWORK BEFORE CLASS: assignments, readings, tutorials, etc., that you should complete before class on that date. Example: if a Monday lists a reading and a writing assignment, you should do it over the weekend before Monday.
  • IN CLASS: a summary of information and activities that will be covered in class on that date.

This calendar is subject to change. The instructor may update it periodically and will notify the class of any significant changes. Also, see the syllabus for general course information.

Look on Blackboard for PDF files of the instructor’s lecture slides. You are free to use them for study or review as part of this class, but do not share or distribute the files.


CALENDAR: UPCOMING DATES

The next few days are shown here, and the complete semester calendar is below.


CALENDAR: COMPLETE SEMESTER

WKDAYTOPICHOMEWORK BEFORE CLASSIN CLASS
0101/13WelcomeRoom: Avery 104
Course introduction
01/15CopyrightLog into Blackboard and add your photo to your Blackboard profile

Tour the available labs on campus: Spark Media Lab 210, Spark Design Studio 115, the Creativity Suite (Avery 451), the Dimensions Lab (Holland Library, first floor)

Make sure your USB thumb drive is formatted properly
Room: Avery 104
Intellectual Property: Copyright, Licensing, Creative Commons, Public Domain, etc.
01/17Files and imagesWatch 3 videos:
Copyright Basics (~6.5 minutes)
About Creative Commons (~6.5 minutes)
About the Public Domain (~5 minutes)

Read 2 articles:
For the First Time in More Than 20 Years, Copyrighted Works Will Enter the Public Domain” and
Class of 2020: New in the Public Domain Today
Room: Spark 210
Where to find images

File documentation and attributions

Tiny Project #1: Documentation
0201/20Martin Luther King DayNo class
01/22DadaFinish Tiny Project #1 if you did not in class.

Read: Dada Movement
Room: Spark 210
Discussion of augmented reality (AR), Dada, and photomontage

Project Launch: Dada Reality, due 02/14 02/19
01/24PhotoshopExplore montages on Archives Dada

Explore “photomontage” and “collage” entries from Grove Art Online (via WSU libraries)

Choose one Dada montage image from the above sources and upload it to this Dropbox before class.
Room: Spark 210
Discussion of: image composition; image resolution; bitmap vs. vector file formats (PSD, JPG, etc.); color systems.

Introduction to Photoshop
0301/27PhotoshopStart: Photoshop tutorials

Read: Photography Composition Rules
Room: Spark 210
Introduction to Photoshop, continued

Photoshop activities
01/29PhotoshopContinue: Photoshop tutorials and working on Project #1: Dada RealityRoom: Spark 210
Workday in lab
01/31PhotoshopContinue: Photoshop tutorials and working on Project #1: Dada RealityRoom: Spark 210
Workday in lab

Photoshop activities
0402/03PhotoshopContinue: Photoshop tutorials and working on Project #1: Dada RealityRoom: Spark 210
Introduction to Critiques

Workday in lab
02/05PhotoshopNo class; campus closed due to inclement weather.
02/07PhotoshopProject Milestone: Bring a rough draft of your Dada Reality montage to class as JPG file via USB drive or cloud access.Room: Spark 210
Group critiques: follow the critique guidelines. All group members should have something to say about each other’s work. 
0502/10PhotoshopProject Milestone: Bring a rough draft of your Dada Reality montage to class as JPG file via USB drive or cloud access.Room: Spark 210
Group critiques: follow the critique guidelines. All group members should have something to say about each other’s work. 
02/12PhotoshopContinue: Photoshop tutorials and working on Project #1: Dada RealityRoom: Spark 210
Review for test on Photoshop, bitmap graphics, and Dada.

Workday in lab
02/14PhotoshopStudy for testRoom: Spark 210
Test on Photoshop, Dada, etc.
0602/17Presidents DayNo Class
02/19TravelUPDATED: Project Due: Dada RealityRoom: Spark 210
Discuss space travel, vintage travel posters, lithography and limited color palettes

Project Launch: Space Travel Poster, due 03/13
02/21IllustratorRead: “Selling the Dream: The History of the Travel Poster

Read: “How Travel Posters Journeyed From Ad to Art Form

Browse vintage travel poster sites listed in the project; download 2 images and upload them to this Dropbox: tdvx.info/201-travelposters
Room: Spark 210
Introduce Adobe Illustrator, file formats, file exporting
0702/24BCUStart Illustrator tutorialsMeet at the BCU, Bustad Hall, Room #123, for an introduction to the BCU printing services.
02/26IllustratorWork on the Space Travel Poster project and Illustrator tutorialsRoom: Spark 210
Workday in lab

Illustrator activities
02/28IllustratorProject Milestone: Rough draft of the Travel Poster due as PDF; make sure it is available during class via USB drive or cloud access.Room: Spark 210
Group critiques: follow the critique guidelines. All group members should have something to say about each other’s work. 
0803/02IllustratorReview the travel poster sites listed in the project description to get inspiration.

Work on the Space Travel Poster project and Illustrator tutorials
Room: Spark 210
Workday in lab

Illustrator activities
03/04IllustratorWork on the Space Travel Poster project and Illustrator tutorialsRoom: Spark 210
Workday in lab

Illustrator activities
03/06IllustratorProject Milestone: Rough draft of the Travel Poster due as PDF; make sure it is available during class via USB drive or cloud access.Room: Spark 210
Group critiques: follow the critique guidelines. All group members should have something to say about each other’s work. 
0903/09IllustratorWork on the Space Travel Poster project and Illustrator tutorialsRoom: Spark 210
Workday in lab

Illustrator activities
03/11IllustratorProject Milestone: your prints should be sent to the BCU today at the latest! Check the file prep guidelines!Room: Spark 210
Review for test.

The Adobe Illustrator test will become available on Blackboard by 5pm, and must be completed before midnight on Sunday, March 22.
03/13IllustratorProject Due: Space Travel Poster INCLUDING PRINTS!Room: Spark 210
Open to drop off prints.
1003/16Spring Break: complete the Adobe Illustrator test before break is over.No class
03/18
03/20
1103/23TBDTake the online Personal Computer Survey.Live Class via Zoom
On Blackboard, go to “Live Class via Zoom” to join me in Zoom today. There is no lecture today. Just say hi and test out your Zoom capabilities.
03/25TBDClass cancelled.
03/27TBDWatch the “Moving Ahead” video on Blackboard (under Recorded Lectures) and then make an appointment with me if you would like to talk.
1203/30Unit 3Video on Blackboard: Unit 3: Lesson 1: Ideas, Film, and Connections

Launch: Major Project #3: Mental Movie (due Friday, May 1)
04/01TBDReview Major Project #3: Mental Movie and think about what day you will try to represent.Online
04/03TBDOnline
1304/06TBDOnline
04/08TBDOnline
04/10TBDOnline
1404/13TBDOnline
04/15TBDOnline
04/17TBDOnline
1504/20TBDOnline
04/22TBDOnline
04/24TBDOnline
1604/27TBDOnline
04/29TBDOnline
05/01TBDOnline
1705/04TBDOnline