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Generative Obstructions: Rapid Ideation, Experimentation and Electronics FSX205


This unit introduces students to the practices of creative thinking and idea generation, as well as introducing and developing foundational skills in electronics and digital production.

Using obstacles or obstructions as a creative catalyst/springboard for ideas generation, you will be challenged to take creative risks and respond collaboratively to a restricted brief, or a rule based system of production and/or limited/unconventional set of materials.

You will be introduced to a range of technologies and digital production strategies and must consider the affordances of techniques and materials in light of the set briefs.

In addition to engaging students in ideas generation through rapid turnaround of in-class creative projects, the unit will also provide an introduction to digital fabrication and electronics including wiring LEDs, working with sensors and integrated screens and projection systems.


Unit name Generative Obstructions: Rapid Ideation, Experimentation and Electronics
Unit code FSX205
Credit points 12.5
Faculty/School College of Arts, Law and Education
School of Creative Arts and Media
Discipline Arts
Teaching staff

Svenja Kratz

Level Intermediate
Available as student elective? Yes
Breadth Unit? No


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50 credit points of Introductory units from F4R BFA(Hons) schedule including at least one of FSA121 Critical Practices 1A or FSA122 Critical Practices 1B



A Folio consisting of responses to in-class experimentation and collaborative prototyping and an individually developed creative work 100%. Non-assessed hurdle and milestone tasks as described in the unit outline.

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