The attempt of this workshop is to create a mature, decentralized, collaborative and stimulating environment for practice and debate. It is not expected that rules will become an issue. Nonetheless, it is important that students have access to clearly-stated language formally outlining responsibilities and expectations.


SAIC policy states that students are expected to attend all classes regularly and on time.

Students should miss class only with reasonable cause. If a student needs to miss class with reasonable cause, it is the student’s responsibility to contact the instructor to receive instruction for how to make up for the missed class. It is the instructor’s responsibility to give this information to the student as his/her/their schedule permits. Missing class for other than a reasonable cause may jeopardize the student’s academic standing in the class.

If a student misses MORE than three classes, whether or not for a reasonable cause, the student will fail the class, if the student does not withdraw from the class prior to the deadline for withdrawal with a grade of “W.” Deadline for withdrawal: Tuesday October 28, 2014 (fall semester) and Wednesday, March 25, 2015 (spring semester).

Reasonable cause to miss a class might include:
Illness or hospitalization (the student should contact Health Services, who will relay information to the faculty in whose class the student is enrolled), observation of a religious holiday, family illness or death


Students are expected to complete all weekly readings and assignments and to participate in class discussions and group activities. Missing more than one weekly assignment may jeopardize a passing grade. It is ok to be missing 1 assignment that is not a mid-term or final.

Presence and participation in mid-term and final critiques – both as a presenting artist and a source of thoughtful feedback for your peers – are core responsibilities and also mandatory for a passing grade.

Students must complete two self-devised projects (though the second may be a substantial evolution of the first) and to participate in group critiques.

Students should always feel welcome to contribute ideas, feedback and resources to the class and to update this live site.


Participants in this class are expected to leave with the ability to thoughtfully engage web-based art as practitioners and thinkers in historical, theoretical and conceptual contexts. At the same time, participants should complete the class with a solid basic literacy in the core programming languages of the web that can lead to be more advanced work in the future.


SAIC is committed to full compliance with all laws regarding equal opportunities for students with disabilities. Students with known or suspected disabilities, such as a Reading/Writing Disorder, ADD/ADHD, and/or a mental health or chronic physical condition who think they would benefit from assistance or accommodations should first contact the Disability and Learning Resource Center (DLRC) by phone at 312.499.4278 or email at . DLRC staff will review your disability documentation and work with you to determine reasonable accommodations. DLRC staff will then provide you with a letter outlining the approved accommodations for you to deliver to all of your instructors. This letter must be presented before any accommodations will be implemented. Accommodations are not retroactive. You should contact the DLRC as early in the semester as possible. The DLRC is located on the 13th floor of 116 South Michigan Avenue.


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