This workshop is taught on a CR/NCR (Pass/Fail) basis. Student participants are expected to meet the following 3 criteria.

1. Participation
Students respond creatively to assignments and workshop parameters and are prepared to present experiments and projects in class when scheduled.

Students are expected to be attentive to constraints while asserting and developing an individual voice.

Students complete assigned readings and are prepared for any scheduled discussions. This typically requires reading a piece twice and making notes or collecting highlights.

Students attend, present, and participate in mid-term and final critiques

Students are sensitive to and respectful of diversity and difference amongst peers.

2. Practice
Students engage both the performance and technology components of the class, demonstrating a conceptual integration.

Students are open to collaboration and are able to thoughtfully, honestly, and constructively critique peer work.

Students demonstrate a basic proficiency of programming while embracing limitations inventively through tutorials, code-sharing, and collaboration.

Students are willing to devise and present live performance when required within workshops even if one’s ultimate emphasis is on performative software (and the reverse).

Students demonstrate a strong self-defined engagement with the context of performance, understanding that this can encapsulate an innovative range of live and virtual practices.

3. Presence
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.

SAIC’s recommended institutional policy is as follows: 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


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@saic.edu . 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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