Day: September 27, 2015


Microcontrol of a Macroworld: Physical Computing With Max and Arduino – J-term 2016


This course introduces students to established and emerging practices in physical computing. Physical computing is an important and evolving branch of digital media arts that explores the many ways humans interact with machines to enhance creative expression and production.

In this course, students will employ advanced digital tools to harness real-world data, such as environmental conditions and human interaction, to create and manipulate video, audio, 3D animation, and other contemporary forms of digital media. Students will gain basic electronics, programming, and design skills through soldering logic circuits, interfacing sensors and actuators with Arduino microcontrollers, building multimedia software applications, and using 3D printers to manufacture physical interfaces for their interactive creations.

You will get a kit containing essential tools, components, and an Arduino that you get to keep after the class.

Advanced Audio Production – MIDI Production and Synthesis

DMA 3480 Spring ’16
Advanced Audio Production – MIDI Production and Synthesis

Students will learn how to produce digital music and sound art using advanced MIDI production and sound synthesis tools including Ableton Live and Max7. Emphasis will be placed on producing professional quality digital audio projects.

This course provides a high-impact classroom experience that includes practice in digital music production, sampling, sound synthesis, sound art performance, MIDI hardware and software, and sound design. Students will learn the theory and history of electronic music production and apply that knowledge to their creative projects.

Raspberry Pi Art Contest v2.0

pi More art less pie.

The Digital Media Arts Department announces the 2nd Iteration of the Raspberry Pi Art Contest.

Make an art project with the new version of the Raspberry Pi computer: Video installation, audio art, interface art, non-games, physical computing, you-name-it…

Don’t underestimate the power of these little computers – they can play full rez HD video (HDMI connector onboard), run Scratch projects and much more.  There’s a very active Raspberry Pi community out there – lots of resources to help you learn and build.

How to Enter

  • Sign up and register your team –  fill out the entry form.
    before October 5th.
  • Get a Raspberry Pi kit (we provide the kit)
  • Complete the project by 12/14/15
  • Exhibit the piece in the DMA Fall Showcase


  1. All Entrants must be currently enrolled Hamline students.
  2. Completed projects must utilize a Raspberry Pi
  3. In order to compete, teams must show the completed piece in the DMA Fall Showcase.
  4. Teams are responsible for setting up and tearing down their project for the DMA Fall Showcase.
  5. Projects are due: 12/14/15 3pm – Projects will be assigned a location for setup
  6. Projects must be up and running by 4pm.
  7. All kits must be returned by 12/14/15 3pm.



The winning team(s) will win the Raspberry Pi, some Pi swag and a Pi trophy