School for Poetic Computation (SFPC) is an artist run school based in New York City. Its fall 2016 immersive saw 12 students from Argentina, Japan, China, The United Kingdom, as well as different parts of the United States participate in the program. SFPC classes centre around code, electronics and theory. Students meet about five days a week, each day with three hours of classes lead by teachers and the curriculum was shared online at the SFPC Fall 2016 repository. This fall, Ramsey Nasser taught Radical Computer Science, Philip David Stearns taught Electronics, Caitlin Morris taught Physical Computing, Taeyoon Choi taught Poetics and Politics of Computation, Ingrid Burrington taught Architectural History of Computation. There were additional workshops by Artists in Residence and teachers including Zach Lieberman’s workshops on Kinect and openFrameworks, Patricio Gonzalez Vivo’s workshops based on the Book of Shaders, Francis Tseng’s workshops on Machine Learning. There were also public events such as SFPC Salon with distinguished speakers and field trips to organizations such as the Eyebeam Art and Technology Center. The SFPC Fall 2016 program was organized by Taeyoon Choi, Lauren Gardner and Robby Kraft. Weekly updates from the immersive were posted on SFPC blog.
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