Experiments in Digital Imaging:
From Pixel to Paper

Professor Terry Towery
email terry@infohouse.com
431-8154

Prereq: Knowledge of, and interest in, photoshop and some other art making process besides zone system photography is required (eg: painting, drawing, sculpture multimedia, etc...)

This class is designed to encourage the student to experiment with digital output.

This will be an exploratory class to encourage the student to integrate digital tools into the traditional creative process. We will focus on Integrating photo quality digital imaging with tradtional art making processes. Using the Iris printer, the film recorder and nonsilver processes we will concentrate on producing a portfolio of experimental images. The focus of the course will be on printed still images however it should be noted that mixed media is strongly encouraged. While Photoshop and other software packages will be explored, We will focus on output devices and their alternative possibilities. Breaking the rules and learning a healthy DISrespect for the technical process will be encouraged.

Structure: The course will alternate weeks between lecture/Demos and critiques. It is expected that the student will create a portfolio of 15 images for the final session. Traditional straight photographic images are not acceptable as fulfilling this criteria. The student will submit SLIDES of their final pieces for me to keep. The final portfolio will be as though you were submitting your work for gallery review or publication

Week 1 1/29 Introduction to course Philosophy. First assignment given, Extending the image

Week 2 2/5 Lecture on the Imaging Chain. Discussion of different output devices.

Week 3 2/12 Demo of Output devices available. Iris prints, film recorders, laser printers, plotters, inkjets, Dye Sublimation,Projectors, shooting off the screen...

Week 4 2/19 Input and its impact on the output or Garbage In Garbage Out. Flatbed, Slide, PhotoCD, Drum... Resolution, Bit Depth, File size

Week 5 2/26 First Critique

Week 6 3/5 Second assignmnet given The 3rd dimension Anaglyph demonstration
See http://www.timedia.com/anaglyphhowto.html

Week 7 3/12

Week 8 3/19 Immersive imaging eg; QTVR

3/26 Spring Break No class

Week 9 4/2 Second Crit

Week 10 4/9 Third assignment Multiple imagery. Series, scrolls, books...

Week 11 4/16 Permanence and stability
Reading See wilhelm-research.com

Week 12 4/23 oral projects given in class

Week 13 4/30 Third Critique

Week 14 5/7 open session TBA

Final Critique 5/14 The final portfolio should consist of at least 15 pieces. High quality slides of the works must be submitted for

Evaluation: Your grades will be based on both Technical ability and creativity. Creativity is your own unique approach to the assignmmnet or problem, Technical ability is straightforward and relates to how well you understand the

Textbook

General: There is to be NO EATING OR DRINKING in the classroom. We will take short breaks for Input and output.

Links:
Iris The mother ship
International association of fine art digital printmakers

ArtByte magazine online

Shops that make Irises
Gamma One conversions makes giclee irises andhas prices online along with some other info.
Thunderbird editions in Florida

Artists:
Maggie Taylor
Anna Tomczak

Longevity:
IAFADP discussion of longevity
wilhelm-research.com