Fall 2023

Open Circuits

Listed in: Art and the History of Art, as ARHA-294


Brian House (Section 01)


Introduction to basic electronics and microcontrollers for studio artists. Students will program chips to control sensors, switches, motors, and lights to create responsive objects and performative tools. Readings and critical discussion will situate our circuits in histories of interactive art, electronics-based and otherwise. Students will create studio-based art for critique. No prior experience with electronics or programming is required, but ARHA 278: Art + Code is recommended.

Limited to 10 students. Fall semester. Professor House.

Pending Faculty Approval

How to handle overenrollment: Priority will be given first to students who have taken ARHA 278, to ARHA majors, and then evenly distributed among all classes

Students who enroll in this course will likely encounter and be expected to engage in the following intellectual skills, modes of learning, and assessment: Electronics-based studio art projects in textual and visual mediums, in-class critiques including visual and verbal analysis, oral presentations, soldering and circuits, basic programming

ARHA 294 - LEC

Section 01
M 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM FAYE 303
W 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM FAYE 303


Other years: Offered in Fall 2023