Assignment #1 - perspective

Due Thursday, January 22 (in class)

CS 48N - The Science of Art
Winter Quarter, 2009
Marc Levoy
Handout #4

Your first assignment is to write a 4-5 page double-spaced paper on one of the topics listed in the first section below. Alternatively, you may do one of the projects listed in the second section. You may also choose another topic if you clear it with me in advance. (Remember that at least two of your four assignments for the quarter must be written papers. I will give you a similar set of choices between paper topics and project ideas for the next three assignments.)

Papers must be computer-printed, not handwritten. They will be graded on effort, content, and style. In writing your paper, I encourage you to make use of the books listed in the course bibliography (handout #2). I have copies of each of these books, which I am willing to lend out. I also encourage you to make use of the Stanford libraries. Don't forget to cite your sources, using footnotes and/or a list of references, as appropriate. Finally, I am happy to meet with you, during office hours or by appointment, to discuss your paper and to offer suggestions for additional readings.

Remember also that you must present one of your four assignments during one of the three scheduled Student Days (February 3, February 19, and March 10). Your presentation is not intended to be a reading of your paper, but a proper talk. In other words, it should be lively and should engage the class in discussion. People are encouraged to volunteer for these presentations, rather than being chosen by me. I suggest choosing the topic you would most like to talk about in front of your peers, and choosing the first Student Day following the assignment on that topic to give your talk. If by the time of the class preceeding each Student Day, not enough people have volunteered to present on that day, I'll need to start asking people.

Writing projects

Some non-writing projects
Copyright © 2009 Marc Levoy
Last update: January 15, 2009 10:44:24 AM