[Course] Semester Project 2017-2018
Posted: 21 June 2017 08:11 AM
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Dear students and coaches,

This is the forum topic for the 2017-2018 Semester Project. A lot of information and updates about the project will be shared here.

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Posted: 21 June 2017 08:31 AM   [ # 1 ]
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Dear semester-project participants,

This year’s overall theme will be “LANGUAGE

We have made a list of initial sub-themes:

- code
- context
- evolution
- abstract
- processing
- morphology
- gesture
- sonic
- synthetic
- universal
- translation


What’s next:

1) You can send us suggestions for additional themes until June 25th by email to mediatechnology [AT] leiden edu. We will evaluate the suggestions and publish a final list of sub-themes on Monday June 26th.

2) Afterwards each of you must send an e-mail message to mediatechnology [AT] leiden edu, at latest on Wednesday June 28th 2017, that contains the following information:
- e-mail subject: “Semester project theme preferences”
- your name,
- the three themes that you prefer to work on, ordered from strongest preference (1) to third-most preference (3),
- optionally the name of one student that you do not prefer not to be teamed-up with.

Here is a simple example to help you:

Tomediatechnology#leiden#edu
SubjectSemester Project theme preferences
  
My name is
: .....
My preferred themes are:
    (
1) .....,
    (
2) .....,
    (
3) ......
I would rather not be teamed-up with: ...... 

3) We will treat all e-mails confidentially.

4) We will make teams of 3 (or 2) students and assign them a theme. Naturally we will attempt where possible to respect your preferences, but you should understand that full compliance is combinatorically not possible. If we did not receive the above e-mail from you before the deadline, we will decide for you.

5) In this forum-thread we will announce the teams and themes. This may take some time (like 10 days), since it is difficult to match preferences.

6) Coaches will be assigned to the groups in September.

Meanwhile, don’t forget to read the Semester Project Manual!

Enjoy the summer and take the time to start exploring your theme!

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Posted: 26 June 2017 07:57 PM   [ # 2 ]
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Thanks a lot for your input!

The overall theme is LANGUAGE.

The final sub-themes for the Semester Project are:

- code
- context
- evolution
- abstract
- processing
- morphology
- gesture
- sonic
- synthetic
- universal
- translation
- culture
- identity
- artificial
- love

Don’t forget to send an e-mail message to mediatechnology leiden edu, at latest on Wednesday June 28th 2017, that contains the following information:
- e-mail subject: “Semester project theme preferences”
- your name,
- the three themes that you prefer to work on, ordered from strongest preference (1) to third-most preference (3),
- optionally the name of one student that you do not prefer not to be teamed-up with.

Here is a simple example to help you:

Tomediatechnology#leiden#edu
SubjectSemester Project theme preferences
  
My name is
: .....
My preferred themes are:
    (
1) .....,
    (
2) .....,
    (
3) ......
I would rather not be teamed-up with: ...... 

We will treat all e-mails confidentially.

p.s. see you all this Thursday (June 29th) for the evaluation of the 2nd semester.

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Posted: 28 June 2017 05:22 PM   [ # 3 ]
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We are still missing a number of replies regarding the theme preferences…

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Posted: 28 June 2017 05:25 PM   [ # 4 ]
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We are happy to announce that:

The Semester Project Exhibition will be December 18th - 24th in V2_, Lab for the Unstable Media, Rotterdam

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Posted: 30 June 2017 06:29 PM   [ # 5 ]
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Dear all,


It was a big puzzle but here we go:

abstract:
Max / Jolanda / Alexandra

code:
Maik / Antria / Arzu

context:
Lotte / Petar / Christina

evolution:
Zois / John / Eveline

evolution:
Alessandro / Miguel / Yanni

gesture:
Mark / Jente / Bonny

love:
Wouter / Zoe

synthetic:
Anna / Stijn / Rense

translation:
Ashley / Sylvia / Suzan

universal:
Danmeng / Rinske / Donna


We wish you a truly fantastic holiday period and look very much forward to the upcoming year!!!

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