Information about each of the hands on assignments is below — including links to the resources you might find useful and the Report document.
NOTE: These assignments should take approximately 2.5 hours total. 30-45 minutes playing with existing tools (VR/Chat bots), 1 1/2 hours trying to do it yourself and 30 minutes writing up the report.
Hands On #1: AI
AI: engage with a chat bot on Facebook or on a website. When is it real and when is it a bot? How can you tell? Now try creating a chat bot or create small robot.
Tools & Demos:
Video Demo: https://photos.app.goo.gl/aj9cNghR1j2p1Hnd9
Hands On #2 AR/VR/XR/MR
Engage in a VR arts performance or AR art show. What was it like? What worked? What didn’t? Now, try making your own VR/AR/MR/XR — (single no longer than 2 minutes of XR).
Or create a room in Mozilla Hubs: https://hubs.mozilla.com/ or a meeting room in Spatial VR https://spatial.io
Also, Instructables has tons of great crowdsourced projects in all of these topics: https://www.instructables.com/circuits/
Hands on #3 NFTs
NFT’s are either an artwork in themselves on a blockchain (think Beeple) or a placeholder for a piece of art that is larger (NFT’s have size limitations: )
There is a charge to MINT an NFT but there are work arounds:
We are asking you to use a marketplace akin to Opensea or other of you choice to see how the marketplace behaves (that’s your ‘playwith’).
Then consider your art-form of choice, and how an NFT might be sold as commemoratives or as “stock” in a future offering or as a tokenized ownership of a larger piece of art.
The following links will guide you through creating an NFT – you do NOT need to actually MINT it. The first article talks about how you can set up a wallet for free and then walk through the entire process for creating the NFT up until minting. This is a free process 🙂
Hands On Extra Credit
Your choice (individualized experiment — what do you want to try? 3-D Printing (skylab.ideate.cmu.edu), build a robot? Web Scraping? You pick! – can do workshops too https://resources.ideate.cmu.edu/ ). Make an app. Make a website from scratch. Listen to your gut — what sounds fun? (remember MAX 3 hours to play and then report out)
Visual Data Scraper explained: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0RTAg-qu3X4
Or use extensions in our browsers:
Create login with Firefox
Login to the website
Click recipe, create one, run
https://cloud.webscraper.io/login (chrome or firefox)
Create login (use CMU)
Set up account / watch videos
Click on Community Site Maps
Pick one you want to play with
Webscraping Explanation: https://amt-lab.org/blog/2020/2/web/scraping/data/scraping?rq=web%20scraping