Intro to Max (MCO2116.01)

Nicholas Brooke

This course will look at the versatile program of Max/MSP/Jitter, a high-level programming platform for sound and visuals. Our focus will be on the sonic capabilities of the program, though we will dip occasionally into visuals, video, and sensing technologies. Students will develop research and projects based on their interests and abilities, and must have an independent streak for troubleshooting and communal problem solving. Smaller exercises will show how to reproduce analogue problems in the digital realm, and bring us towards a sonic understanding of both. Visiting specialists will show how to bring Max into diverse interactions with other disciplines, from motion sensors, image tracking, to integration with Arduino and other devices.

Learning Outcomes:
Learn a visual programming language, and become fluent in technological translation of aesthetic ideas.
Collaborate and think innovatively between disciplines.
Learn about the basic building blocks of sound, and create sound generators from the ground up.

Delivery Method: Fully in-person
Course Level: 2000-level
Credits: 2
Tu 4:10PM - 6:00PM (Full-term)
Maximum Enrollment: 12
Course Frequency: Every 2-3 years

Categories: 2000 , All courses , Composition , Fully In-Person , Two Credit , Visual Arts (VA)
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