In the freshman IDST course student use the software package Blender to create their own animations. Animation is a wonderful mix of mathematics, computing, and any discipline that intersects with movement or story, such as dance, literature, creative writing, sports medicine, film studies, etc. See the Hall(s) of Fame (follow links for other weeks).
MIS 235 3D Modeling and Animation II
Our course is an introduction to basic modeling and animation techniques using the free and open source
software application Blender.
See our Notable Works page.
Computer Generated Art
Curious what constitutes art 'generated' by a computer, please see the Student Galleries for this course, there are links for further information about the course.
The Fall 2011 term had a number of Notable works (student work)
Programming I/Introduction to Computational Media
If you want to get a good feel for the type of programming done in this course, please take a look at the images produced by the students (AND VOTE FOR YOUR FAVORITES).
This course provides students with experience dealing with digital drawing, and image, text, and sound processing programmatically and at a level that is much more fundamental than what you are probably used to, using Processing, a programming language tailored especially to the production of computational art. Please follow the link to the Programming I/Introduction to Computational Media course page and see the (linked) student work (Spring 2011).
Introduction to Internet Programming
In the Fall of 2011 this course, Introduction to Internet Programming, is being taught by one of our very talented graduates, Mr. Brian Camodeca.
Dr. Redmond taught the course in the Fall 2010; see: Introduction to Internet Programming, for further information.
For many years prior to 2010, the course was taught by Dr. Griffiths. One of the class projects was a student take on the famous css Zen-Garden. The students were to create a CSS file for an existing HTML file that they had no control over. For the results of this work from the last year it ran (Fall 2009), please see: The Mercyhurst CSS Garden.
We have changed the name of our Internet Programming II course to
Programming, this more accurately reflects the course content.
Most recently the course, Server-Side-Programming, was taught by
Prior to 2010 the course had been taught by Dr. Griffiths. Several of the store sites created as
part of that course still exist. These are mock store sites created by our students (from srcatch using just a simple text editor) in this course. If you wish to look around you may login using
Store Sites - use the links under "Visit our Competitors Websites".
Chad the Alice Man
Some Alice programming projects, for more information see: Dr. Redmond's 3D Programming and Animation (Alice) class: