NI-CCC

nic: [in czech meaning nothing] a notion so simple, thus with an unlimited meaning [x]

NICCC is a study course organized at Faculty of Information Technology, Czech Technical University in Prague. The course is an open space for people from different fields - a merge of IT, architecture, urbanism, or simply any research field or art of any format. The goal is to support the creation of interdisciplinary projects - big screen visualization, physical installations, or projects with practically any kind of focus. The main focus is to connect students and mentors with various sets of knowledge, skills, and fields of interest. The individuality of both students and the mentors is the foundation for unique projects, which are being developed throughout the semester.

Meetings

21.9.2020 - Course introduction, topic choice

Breaking the ice, getting the students to know each other, forming teams and first project topic brainstorming.

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For the next lesson

  • Come up with a concept of a project you would like to work on either as an individual or a team, there is no thing such as stupid idea
  • Come up with a visual identity for this course. Something that would make it to a poster, shirt, hat, totebag, badge, sticker... who are we?
Vizuální identita? Vizuální identita?

5.10.2020 - National Museum, Prague

Visiting the National Museum. What goes into producing an exhibition, what's the technical background of the installations. Forming the semestral project topics.

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For the next lesson

  • Next lesson on the 12th October takes place in CAMP (50° 4' 22.674'' N, 14° 25' 4.7028'' E, 211 m.n.m) at 12:45-14:15 anyone interested may come sooner. We are gonna be there at 11 the latest.
  • Bring your personal computer with QGIS installed

12.10.2020 - Live from CAMP

The lesson took place in CAMP. In a matter of 1 hour, we'vs built an imporvised streaming studio. Alžbeta Gardoňová introduced the topic of open data (geoportal), analysis and visualization of data in context of the human perception etc.

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For the next lesson

  • Quarantine, the lesson will be on MSTeams at 11:00.

19.10.2020 - Dávid Sivý and GRID.cz

Lecture by Dávid Sivý (davidsivy.com, Ateliér Karel), he introduced some of his projects (e.g., Laboratory of Silence). If you are interested, you can cooperate with him on a reboot of educubes - more HW focused project.

Zbyněk Kugler (GRID.cz) gave a talk about lidar data, it is possible to arrange a cooperation on pointcloud data processing.

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For the next lesson

  • Quarantine, the lesson will be on MSTeams at 12:45.

26.10.2020 - Andrej Boleslavský

The lesson was led by Andrej Boleslavský, a freelance artist. The topic was use of point clouds, volumetric records, workflow of selected works, use of kinect, the merging of VR and dance its recording / even underwater/, art residencies, etc.

You can cooperate with him on a storytelling project focused on the migration crysis, used technologies would include Oculus Quest + Unity (HLSL + C#), you would primarely help with the technical aspects of the project.

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For the next lesson

  • Quarantine, the lesson will be on MSTeams at 11:00.
  • Install vvvv beta + addonpack /linked/ there will be an interactive demo of creative workflow in vvvv (visual programming).

2.11.2020 - Daniel Burda and Andrej Boleslavský

Lecture of Daniel Burda, who presented his selected works followed by a lecture about Benjamin H. Bratton, with the focus on what The Stack is.

Seminar was organised as a vvvv workshop with Andrej Boleslavsky

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For the next lesson

  • Quarantine, the lesson will be on MSTeams at 12:45.

9.11.2020 - INITI

Pepa Kortan and Ondrej Prucha from INITI presented some of their projects - see the videos. We talked about web vs game engine environments, information anxiety, and please read the article by Mark Weiser - The Computer for the 21st Century.

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For the next lesson

  • Quarantine, the lesson will be on Zoom at 12:45.

19.11.2020 - Ira Winder

Ira Winder (MIT, The University of Tokyo) talked about his experience as a researcher in the area of city planning, the topic of the lecture was Sketching with Code: Case Studies and Workshop.

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For the next lesson

  • Quarantine, the lesson will be on MSTeams at 12:45.

23.11.2020 - Jan Kaňka and Adam Sporka

Jan Kaňka (Audified, CAS) talked about signal processing and analysis, some visualizations, and existing applications (see links bellow).

Adam Sporka (freelancer, Warhorse, CUNI) introduced concepts of sound synthesis, audio mix, sonification and spatialization, and limits of audio perception. Go to the discord group if you are interested, the link is in the msteams group.

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For the next lesson

  • Quarantine, the lesson will be on MSTeams at 11:00.

Study materials

Web pages of NI-CCC are hosted as GitHub Pages, anyone can contribute, see Contributions (in czech).

Organisation

NICCC is a course organised at FIT at CTU since 2020. Rules for subject evaluation and other terms are to be found on the faculty course pages. For more info, contact us via mail.