Ceramics: Interactive Artefacts - SDES3405

Faculty: Faculty of Art & Design

School: School of Art & Design

Course Outline: Downloadcourse outline (PDF format)

Campus: Paddington

Career: Undergraduate

Units of Credit: 6

EFTSL: 0.12500 (more info)

Indicative Contact Hours per Week: 3

Enrolment Requirements:

L2 Ceramics Prerequisite

CSS Contribution Charge: 1 (more info)

Tuition Fee: See Tuition Fee Schedule

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This course focuses on bringing the ceramic object to life. It develops a deeper understanding of how ceramic objects may elicit a range of physical and emotional responses in different scenarios. You will investigate these conditions through practical projects that develop the communicative potential of design which connects ceramics and physical computing. Experimental approaches to thinking and making in this course draw upon research concerning the role of objects within social networks and the ways in which hybrid machine, hand and computing processes can activate interactions between people and things. Traditional techniques are augmented by simple interactive technologies to examine visceral qualities of ceramics that resonate through our cultural understanding of the medium.

The course extends a foundation in ceramic studio practice acquired in 2000 level Ceramics courses, fostering integrated disciplinary thinking and activities that engage specialist areas of ceramics practice. Integration is explored in a systematic context, including responsive interactions of a social, economic and technological nature.

Assessment in this course includes practical studio projects, exercises, presentations and written reports.


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