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Courses - Spring 2024
Information Studies
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07/14/2024 at 09:30 PM
"Maker Movement" Approach to Computing; Knitting = Algorithms + Coding
Credits: 1
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Students will examine the relationship between knitting, algorithms, and coding through the investigation and practice of knitting stitches, the design of knitting patterns, and textile creation independent of current technology and time. An algorithm is a precise rule (or set of rules) specifying how to solve some problem (thefreedictionary.com .Coding allows us to express and implement algorithms. In this course, we will explore the concepts of computational thinking, algorithms, and coding using the medium of knitting, creating fiber arts that reflect an understanding of the importance of algorithms and their use in problem-solving. We will capture that understanding and translate algorithms into knitting patterns, culminating in a project to create fiber art employing designs developed in the course.