COMP1720/6720 labs are available on campus and online. For students who study on campus, you will attend your lab physically at CSIT. For students who study remotely, you will attend your lab through Microsoft Teams.
Each week you’ll get a new set of challenges to work through, and the labs are the best time to get help from your colleagues and tutors.
For more details about how the lab works, you can check out our FAQ.
Schedule and Locations
For the schedule and in-person locations, see ANU Timetabling.
For online labs, we use Microsoft Teams for our lab environment and as a place for you to chat and hang out with students and teachers during the course. Check out our page on online labs for detailed information.
See the lab tasks page for details about pre- and in-lab assessments.
We expect you to attend your lab every week in COMP1720/6720 (that is, the one you have registered to in MyTimetable).
If you are unable to attend a lab due to isolation requirements or just being unwell, you can attend the same time through Teams. Just let your tutor know in your lab’s Teams channel when you arrive.
- In general, we do not allow students to switch between lab times.
- If you do end up attending a later lab in the week (somehow) you will need to apply for an extension to have your work count for marks for that week.
- If you have a Bad Problem (TM) and want to apply to change lab (permanently), contact the lecturer and tutors directly via private message on the course forum.
Week 1: putting a circle on the internet
setting up the tools to make art in COMP1720
Week 2: processing roulette
Spin the wheel...
Week 3: interpretation
from an idea to a drawing
Week 4: interfaces
making *interactive* sketches
Week 5: kaleidoscope
drawing functions with transforms & iteration
Week 6: creating a PokeGarden
describing (and manipulating) the world through objects and properties
Week 7: interacting collections
shamelessly ripping off Brian Eno for fun and profit
Week 8: Instagrains
loading, displaying, managing and manipulating pictures of all the things
Week 9: major project storyboard
a lab for planning your major project
Week 10: starting your major project
making a start and looking at your tools
Week 11: iterating, revising and pruning
When good ideas go bad
Week 12: working on your major project
just gettin' it done
Contacting your tutors
Tutors are not available for private help or questions outside of lab time but they do answer public questions on the COMP1720 forum. If you need help outside of labs:
- post on the the COMP1720 forum
- for private matters see the help page