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MMEDIA 2A06 Design And Code (C01)

Academic Year: Fall 2019

Term: Fall

Day/Evening: D

Instructor: Dr. David Harris Smith

Email: dhsmith@mcmaster.ca

Office: Togo Salmon Hall 303

Phone: 905-525-9140 x 23248

Office Hours: Thursdays 9:00 am–11:00 am, or by appointment



Course Objectives:

TA: Stephen Surlin TA: Luis Navarro Del Angel
Email: surlins@mcmaster.ca Email: navarrol@mcmaster.ca
Office Location & hours: TBA Office Location & hours: TBA

Design + Code is an active learning course, where students become familiar with the key components of design process in the field of multimedia by defining problems, getting ideas, and creating form using digital media toolsets. Students work in group and individual settings to investigate, discuss and design proposals intended to satisfy challenges posed in the weekly course meetings. This lecture/studio course offers multimedia students a chance to explore critical perspectives in design and digital media technologies, and to develop practical knowledge of code and design using a problem-based learning approach. Weekly questions, themes, readings, examples, and demonstrations will be used to anchor the theory of multimedia practice, building on an incremental exploration of the fundamentals of design and coding.

Students will develop conceptual frameworks for questioning and exploring the interplay of culture, design and technology, and subsequently, they will develop pathways linking these critical reflections to the practices of multimedia arts. Students will learn the basic concepts of coding and design relevant to a wide range of interactive multimedia works. Students will gain practical experience in software programs Illustrator, Photoshop, InDesign, HTML 5, CSS, Processing and P5.js.

Tutorial modules will support the completion of multimedia assignments through assignment-related exercises that incorporate digital tools and techniques for media authoring, manipulation, and composition.


Textbooks, Materials & Fees:

Readings will be posted as URL links or PDF documents to the Avenue to Learn course website. These readings are essential for the development of conceptual framework objectives in the course and reading response evaluations comprise 20% of the final grade.

All other required learning materials such as lecture slides, tutorials, and links to Internet resources, will be made available on the Avenue to Learn course website

Readings:

Learning Activity Reading

How to do an article summary (2014). Trent University

Du Sautoy, M. (2019). Creating Creativity. In The creativity code: Art and innovation in the age of AI. Belknap Press. Pp. 9–17.

Assignment Readings

  1. Shaughnessy, A. (2008). A layperson‘s guide to graphic design. Design Observer: Writings on design and culture. Design Observerhttps://designobserver.com/feature/a-laypersons-guide-to-graphic-design/7257
  2. Strizver, I. (2014). Basic Fine-Tuning and Tweaking. In Type Rules: The designer's guide to professional typography. John Wiley & Sons. Pp. 151–174.
  3. Graham, L. (2008). Gestalt theory in interactive media design. Journal of Humanities & Social Sciences, 2(1).pdf
  4. Bailey, J. (2018). Why Love Generative Art?. Online at  https://www.artnome.com/news/2018/8/8/why-love-generative-art            
  5. Wolfram, S. (2006). How Do Simple Programs Behave? In M. Silvers (Ed.), Programming Cultures. Architectural Design, July/August 2006. pp. 34–37.
  6. Du Sautoy, M. (2019). Why We Create: A Meeting of Minds. In The creativity code: Art and innovation in the age of AI. Belknap Press. Pp. 9–17.


Method of Assessment:

10% Participation: Assessed through your informed contributions to lecture and tutorial discussions and group collaborations, completion of tutorial exercises, and lecture and tutorial attendance.

20% Assignment Readings: You will read and write short synopses of 6 assigned readings. Each reading will contribute equally to your final grade for this assignment and each reading will be evaluated using a rubric posted in the reading assignment description on the Avenue to Learn course site. For each of 6 assigned readings, post to the Avenue to Learn reading assignment link, a 1 page (approx. 400-word) written synopsis of the reading before the beginning of the following weekly lecture. DUE DATES: Reading 1 SEP 12; Reading 2 SEP 26; Reading 3 OCT 10; Reading 4 OCT 24; Reading 5 NOV 7; Reading 6 NOV 21.

20% Content Quizzes: 2 short answer quizzes, 10% each, in Lecture OCT 10 and NOV 21, will test your knowledge of key course contents. Quizzes are submitted on paper in Lecture.

15% Multimedia Assignment 1, DUE end of day Oct 6th. INFOGRAPHIC POSTER: A graphic design project that demonstrates the application of design principles and digital media production skills to content derived from scholarly knowledge search and curation. Submit through Avenue to Learn Course, Assignment 1 Folder.

5% Multimedia Assignment 2.0 Design Kit of Parts, DUE end of day Oct 13th: A conceptual set of graphic elements. Submit through Avenue to Learn Course, Assignment 2.0 folder.

15% Multimedia Assignment 2.1. DESIGN WEBSITE, DUE end of day, NOV 10th: A multi-page website that applies web coding production skills to the presentation of an original design kit. Submit through Avenue to Learn Course, Assignment 2.1 folder.

15% Multimedia Assignment 3. GENERATIVE ART, DUE end of day DEC 1st: A Processing sketch that demonstrates a dynamic interactive aesthetic effect, primarily through code. Submit through Avenue to Learn Course, Assignment 3 folder.


Policy on Missed Work, Extensions, and Late Penalties:

All assignments are due on the due date provided. Any submission after that date will mean that the assignment is late. Reading assignments cannot be submitted past the date provided because these assignments need to be completed in advance of your participation in class collaborative analyses of the readings. However, the first 3 multimedia assignments (Infographic, Design Kit of Parts, and Design Website) will be accepted after the due date for up to one week without any penalty. These first three multimedia assignments will not be accepted later than one week. The final Generative Art assignment must be submitted on the due date provided to allow course time for presentations. You should do everything in your power to get your assignment in by the due date; the one-week grace period is to allow you to complete your assignments should you have minor medical situations or family issues. Please note that MSAF is for a maximum period of three days and can only be used for the assignment’s due date, so even if you submit an MSAF, you will not get additional time beyond the one-week grace period.


Please Note the Following Policies and Statements:

Academic Integrity

You are expected to exhibit honesty and use ethical behaviour in all aspects of the learning process. Academic credentials you earn are rooted in principles of honesty and academic integrity. It is your responsibility to understand what constitutes academic dishonesty.

Academic dishonesty is to knowingly act or fail to act in a way that results or could result in unearned academic credit or advantage. This behaviour can result in serious consequences, e.g. the grade of zero on an assignment, loss of credit with a notation on the transcript (notation reads: "Grade of F assigned for academic dishonesty"), and/or suspension or expulsion from the university. For information on the various types of academic dishonesty please refer to the Academic Integrity Policy, located at https://secretariat.mcmaster.ca/university-policies-procedures-guidelines/

The following illustrates only three forms of academic dishonesty:

  • plagiarism, e.g. the submission of work that is not one’s own or for which other credit has been obtained.
  • improper collaboration in group work.
  • copying or using unauthorized aids in tests and examinations.

Authenticity / Plagiarism Detection

Some courses may use a web-based service (Turnitin.com) to reveal authenticity and ownership of student submitted work. For courses using such software, students will be expected to submit their work electronically either directly to Turnitin.com or via Avenue to Learn (A2L) plagiarism detection (a service supported by Turnitin.com) so it can be checked for academic dishonesty.

Students who do not wish to submit their work through A2L and/or Turnitin.com must still submit an electronic and/or hardcopy to the instructor. No penalty will be assigned to a student who does not submit work to Turnitin.com or A2L. All submitted work is subject to normal verification that standards of academic integrity have been upheld (e.g., on-line search, other software, etc.). To see the Turnitin.com Policy, please go to www.mcmaster.ca/academicintegrity.

Courses with an On-Line Element

Some courses use on-line elements (e.g. e-mail, Avenue to Learn (A2L), LearnLink, web pages, capa, Moodle, ThinkingCap, etc.). Students should be aware that, when they access the electronic components of a course using these elements, private information such as first and last names, user names for the McMaster e-mail accounts, and program affiliation may become apparent to all other students in the same course. The available information is dependent on the technology used. Continuation in a course that uses on-line elements will be deemed consent to this disclosure. If you have any questions or concerns about such disclosure please discuss this with the course instructor.

Online Proctoring

Some courses may use online proctoring software for tests and exams. This software may require students to turn on their video camera, present identification, monitor and record their computer activities, and/or lockdown their browser during tests or exams. This software may be required to be installed before the exam begins.

Conduct Expectations

As a McMaster student, you have the right to experience, and the responsibility to demonstrate, respectful and dignified interactions within all of our living, learning and working communities. These expectations are described in the Code of Student Rights & Responsibilities (the "Code"). All students share the responsibility of maintaining a positive environment for the academic and personal growth of all McMaster community members, whether in person or online.

It is essential that students be mindful of their interactions online, as the Code remains in effect in virtual learning environments. The Code applies to any interactions that adversely affect, disrupt, or interfere with reasonable participation in University activities. Student disruptions or behaviours that interfere with university functions on online platforms (e.g. use of Avenue 2 Learn, WebEx or Zoom for delivery), will be taken very seriously and will be investigated. Outcomes may include restriction or removal of the involved students' access to these platforms.

Academic Accommodation of Students with Disabilities

Students with disabilities who require academic accommodation must contact Student Accessibility Services (SAS) at 905-525-9140 ext. 28652 or sas@mcmaster.ca e-mail to make arrangements with a Program Coordinator. For further information, consult McMaster University’s Academic Accommodation of Students with Disabilities policy.

Email correspondence policy

It is the policy of the Faculty of Humanities that all email communication sent from students to instructors (including TAs), and from students to staff, must originate from each student’s own McMaster University email account. This policy protects confidentiality and confirms the identity of the student.  Instructors will delete emails that do not originate from a McMaster email account.

Modification of course outlines

The University reserves the right to change dates and/or deadlines etc. for any or all courses in the case of an emergency situation or labour disruption or civil unrest/disobedience, etc. If a modification becomes necessary, reasonable notice and communication with the students will be given with an explanation and the opportunity to comment on changes. Any significant changes should be made in consultation with the Department Chair.

Request for Relief for Missed Academic Term Work
McMaster Student Absence Form (MSAF)

In the event of an absence for medical or other reasons, students should review and follow the Academic Regulation in the Undergraduate Calendar "Requests for Relief for Missed Academic Term Work".

Academic Accommodation for Religious, Indigenous and Spiritual Observances (RISO)

Students requiring academic accommodation based on religious, indigenous or spiritual observances should follow the procedures set out in the RISO policy. Students should submit their request to their Faculty Office normally within 10 working days of the beginning of term in which they anticipate a need for accommodation or to the Registrar's Office prior to their examinations. Students should also contact their instructors as soon as possible to make alternative arrangements for classes, assignments, and tests.

Copyright and Recording

Students are advised that lectures, demonstrations, performances, and any other course material provided by an instructor include copyright protected works. The Copyright Act and copyright law protect every original literary, dramatic, musical and artistic work, including lectures by University instructors.

The recording of lectures, tutorials, or other methods of instruction may occur during a course. Recording may be done by either the instructor for the purpose of authorized distribution, or by a student for the purpose of personal study. Students should be aware that their voice and/or image may be recorded by others during the class. Please speak with the instructor if this is a concern for you.

Extreme Circumstances

The University reserves the right to change the dates and deadlines for any or all courses in extreme circumstances (e.g., severe weather, labour disruptions, etc.). Changes will be communicated through regular McMaster communication channels, such as McMaster Daily News, A2L and/or McMaster email.


Topics and Readings:

Week 1

In this first week we introduce and discuss the design, learning objectives, and content of the course. We begin a weekly series highlighting one historical and one contemporary multimedia featured artist. We attempt to diagram the varieties of multimedia practices. We attempt to identify and situate our individual ambitions for multimedia practice. We develop reading and writing strategies for our multimedia research. We will describe and give examples of the first assignment, an infographic poster.

In tutorial we learn about image production and manipulation in the raster graphics format using Adobe Photoshop.

Week 2            Due: Reading Assignment 1, before lecture.

We begin a weekly exploration of design basics, such as colour or figure/ground, illustrated with art historical and contemporary examples. We continue our featured artists series. We consider the problem of creativity and techniques for generating ideas and works. We begin by formulating creative problems.

In tutorial we learn about the vector graphics format using Adobe Illustrator.

Week 3

In this third week we continue with our series on featured artists and design basics, and we begin a weekly exploration of emerging computational art tools and resources. We explore art and design research methods, such as mind mapping, sketching, visual brainstorming, storytelling and memo writing.

In tutorial we introduce Adobe InDesign for integrating type with raster and vector graphics.

Week 4           Due: Reading Assignment 2, before lecture.

A look at the historical Bauhaus movement helps us to formulate ideas about the evolving definitions and scope of art and design. We continue with design basics, design research methods, and emerging computational tools and resources. We sample research methods in group and individual settings. We describe and give examples of Multimedia Assignment 2.0 Design Kit of Parts: A conceptual set of graphic elements. In tutorial we continue with Adobe InDesign for infographic composition and formatting.

Week 5           Due: Multimedia Assignment 1, end of day Oct 6th

In this week we consider critical approaches to our tools and technology. We continue with our series on featured artists, design basics, design research methods, and emerging computational tools and resources. We explore and enact research methods in active learning scenarios.

In tutorial we review advanced tools and resources for creating webpages and build basic knowledge of HTML & CSS scripting.

Week 6            DUE: Multimedia Assignment 2.0 Design Kit of Parts, end of day Oct 13th

DUE: Quiz 1 in class.

DUE: Reading Assignment 3, before lecture.

We consider the contemporary interdisciplinary status of multimedia arts and speculate on the scope and scale of future interdisciplinary arts. We continue with our series on featured artists, design basics, design research methods, and emerging computational tools and resources.

In tutorial we review multimedia coding basics with Processing.

Midterm Recess

Week 7            DUE: Bailey (2018) Reading Assignment 4 before lecture

This week is all about generative art; we look at historical and contemporary works and consider key concepts and debates associated with this genre of multimedia. We try to write some algorithms to run on human software and hardware and we try to analyze how we are able to follow instructions.

In tutorial we continue to review coding basics, through examples, demonstrations, and individual practice.

Week 8          

We continue with our series on featured artists, design basics, design research methods, and emerging computational tools and resources, now focusing on generative arts. We describe and give examples of Multimedia Assignment 3, Generative Art.

In tutorial we introduce libraries for processing and a web-formatted version of processing, P5.js. We discuss, conceptualize, and sketch the generative art assignment. We look at some examples on nature and code.

Week 9           DUE: Multimedia Assignment 2.1 Design Website, end of day Nov 10th

DUE: Wolfram (2006) Reading Assignment 5 before lecture

We express Wolfram’s cellular automata using only the code and physical materials. Our survey of contemporary practices brings us to the topic of generative deep learning and the question of machine creativity. More featured artists and design research methods for generative arts, plus emerging computational tools and resources.

In tutorial we continue with libraries for processing and P5.js. We transform our concepts and sketches to design and code outcomes for the generative art assignment.

Week 10

Bridging historical moments, we conduct a critical review of the role of art databases in contemporary generative and deep learning arts.     

This tutorial is dedicated to the development of the generative art assignment, in consultation with your TAs; time to make mistakes and get the feel of troubleshooting your code.

Week 11          DUE: Quiz 2 in class

DUE: Du Sautoy (2019) Why We Create: A Meeting of Minds Reading Assignment 6 before lecture

They are changing how and what we communicate, so this week in multimedia theory, we look at chatbots and text generators. We take a text generator for a test run. We also consider the role of text in machine learning for art and design.

This tutorial is dedicated to troubleshooting and completion of the generative art assignment, in consultation with your TAs.

Week 12          DUE: Multimedia Assignment 3 Generative Art end of day, Dec 1st.

This week we think about multimedia production in an AI world. We look at critical perspectives on the human/AI relationship and how these perspectives might shape design thinking. We learn about latent space – the possible forms – in machine learning and introduce an artist whose multimedia installations featuring the latent space of cities.

Dec 3 Tutorial – Blackbox screening of Generative Art Assignments.

In our last tutorial, we will screen your generative artworks. Each student will give a brief intro to their work, outlining the concept and execution of the work.


Other Course Information:

Academic Dishonesty

You are expected to exhibit honesty and use ethical behaviour in all aspects of the learning process. Academic credentials you earn are rooted in principles of honesty and academic integrity.Academic dishonesty is to knowingly act or fail to act in a way that results or could result in unearned academic credit or advantage. This behaviour can result in serious consequences, e.g. the grade of zero on an assignment, loss of credit with a notation on the transcript (notation reads: "Grade of F assigned for academic dishonesty"), and/or suspension or expulsion from the university.

It is your responsibility to understand what constitutes academic dishonesty. For information on the various types of academic dishonesty please refer to the Academic Integrity Policy, located at www.mcmaster.ca/academicintegrity. The following illustrates only three forms of academic dishonesty:

  • Plagiarism, e.g. the submission of work that is not one’s own or for which other credit has been obtained.
  • Improper collaboration in group work.
  • Copying or using unauthorized aids in tests and examinations.

Email correspondence policy

It is the policy of the Faculty of Humanities that all email communication sent from students to instructors (including TAs), and from students to staff, must originate from each student’s own McMaster University email account. This policy protects confidentiality and confirms the identity of the student. Instructors will delete emails that do not originate from a McMaster email account.

Modification of course outlines

The University reserves the right to change dates and/or deadlines etc. for any or all courses in the case of an emergency situation or labour disruption or civil unrest/disobedience, etc. If a modification becomes necessary, reasonable notice and communication with the students will be given with an explanation and the opportunity to comment on changes. Any significant changes should be made in consultation with the Department Chair.

McMaster Student Absence Form (MSAF)

In the event of an absence for medical or other reasons, students should review and follow the Academic Regulation in the Undergraduate Calendar Requests for Relief for Missed Academic Term Work. Please note these regulations have changed beginning Fall 2015. You can find information at mcmaster.ca/msaf/. If you have any questions about the MSAF, please contact your Associate Dean's office.

Academic Accommodation of Students with Disabilities

Students who require academic accommodation must contact Student Accessibility Services (SAS) to make arrangements with a Program Coordinator. Academic accommodations must be arranged for each term of study. Student Accessibility Services can be contacted by phone 905-525-9140 ext. 28652 or e-mail sas@mcmaster.ca. For further information, consult McMaster University's Policy for Academic Accommodation of Students with Disabilities.

Academic Accommodation for Religious, Indigenous and Spiritual Observances

Students requiring academic accommodation based on religion and spiritual observances should follow the procedures set out in the Course Calendar or by their respective Faculty. In most cases, the student should contact his or her professor or academic advisor as soon as possible to arrange accommodations for classes, assignments, tests and examinations that might be affected by a religious holiday or spiritual observance.

Avenue to Learn Course Management

In this course we will be using McMaster’s Avenue to Learn courseware. Students should be aware that, when they access the electronic components of this course, private information such as first and last names, user names for the McMaster e-mail accounts, and program affiliation may become apparent to all other students in the same course. The available information is dependent on the technology used. Continuation in this course will be deemed consent to this disclosure. If you have any questions or concerns about such disclosure please discuss this with the course instructor.

Extreme Circumstances

The University reserves the right to change the dates and deadlines for any or all courses in extreme circumstances (e.g., severe weather, labour disruptions, etc.). Changes will be communicated through regular McMaster communication channels, such as McMaster Daily News, A2L and/or McMaster email.

TERMS AND CONDITIONS FOR EQUIPMENT RESERVATION/BORROWING

Revision Date: August 31, 2018

In order to use this system, reserve and borrow equipment maintained for academic use by Humanities Media and Computing (identified hereafter as HMC) for the Multimedia Program, Faculty of Humanities, it is necessary to read and accept the Terms and Conditions.

Responsibility and Liability

  1. Students are responsible for the condition and possession of all equipment borrowed.
  2. In cases where equipment is lost, stolen or damaged, the theft, loss or damage must be reported immediately (or upon return, in the case of damaged equipment) to the HMC Service Centre. Failure to report damaged, lost or stolen equipment may result in a temporary suspension of borrowing privileges.
  3. In cases where equipment is lost or stolen, the replacement value of the lost or stolen equipment will be charged to the Student Account (administered by Financial Services).
  4. In cases where equipment is damaged, the replacement value of the damaged equipment will be charged to the Student Account (administered by Financial Services).
  5. In cases where equipment is returned to HMC in damaged condition, HMC reserves the right to levy an amount equal to the cost of repair to the borrower.  You will be notified upon return or via email after returning equipment if repair fees are levied on your account.
  6. In cases, where equipment needs to be repaired or replaced, borrowing privileges will be suspended until one of two conditions have been met:
    i) an online ‘Appeal Form’ is submitted for review (see below for details) or
    ii) an online ‘Appeal waiver Form is submitted
    See the ‘Waivers and Appeals’ section below fore further details.
  7. Students are financially responsible for the replacement value of damaged or lost equipment. As noted above, students must provide the replacement value in the form of cheque or money order made out to McMaster University and provided to HMC. Under no circumstances should students undertake to replace or repair the equipment on their own.

Reserving and Borrowing Equipment

  1. Equipment may be reserved online and picked up from the Service Centre.
  2. Reserved equipment must be picked up between 1:00 pm and 5:00 pm on the date listed in the reservation.
  3. Equipment not under reservation may be borrowed on a first-come, first-serve basis from the HMC Service Centre. 
  4. A valid student card must be presented to HMC Service Centre Staff when borrowing equipment.  Failure to present a valid student card will result in a temporary suspension of borrowing privileges (until such a time as a valid student card is produced).
  5. Equipment must be returned by noon (12:00 p.m.) the next working day.  A thirty (30) minute grace period, ending at 12:30 pm, applies to all return times.
  6. Equipment can be reserved every second day per person.
  7. Equipment signed out on Fridays must be returned on Mondays by 12:00 p.m.
  8. Equipment can be reserved up to one week ahead of pick up.

Late Fees

  1.  Late fees levied against student borrowing privileges will be administered by HMC and passed to Financial services (Student Accounts) as detailed below.
  2. Students have up to three (3) working days to submit an appeal before the amount outstanding is levied against McMaster Student Accounts (administered by Financial Services).
  3.  Equipment cannot be borrowed if fees are outstanding unless:
    i) an appeal form is submitted online (see below for more details) or
    ii) a waiver of appeal form is submitted online (see below for more details)
    In either case, borrowing privileges are immediately restored.
  4.  In cases where equipment is not returned on time, the late fee calculated on the system will be the amount levied against your McMaster Student Account (administered by Financial Services).
  5.  As a courtesy to other students, all equipment is due back to HMC by 12:00 pm (noon) the day after it is borrowed.
  6.  As a courtesy, a thirty (30) minute grace period shall be extended to accommodate unforeseen circumstances.
  7.  Late Fees for failing to return equipment by 12:30 pm (after the end of the thirty (30) minute grace period the next business day after borrowing) will be calculated as follows:
    On the Scheduled Day of Return
    After 12:30 pm - $20.00
    (Total for one day late = $20.00)
    Each Day Thereafter at 12:00 pm (late fee per day): $20.00
  8.  HMC Service Centre Staff are not permitted to waive fees or grant extensions.  Extensions may only be granted by sponsoring instructors (see the ‘Extensions’ section below for details).

Waivers and Appeals

  1.  HMC staff cannot waive fees, adjudicate appeals or grant extensions.
  2.  Students may appeal their fees using the online ‘Appeal Form’ (linked via the Equipment Booking System).
  3. Students have three (3) business days to submit an appeal before their fees are automatically applied to their Student Account (administered by Financial services).
  4.  Fees include late penalties, replacement or repair fees (as detailed above).
  5.  The Chair of the Multimedia Program shall adjudicate all appeals, consulting with instructors and HMC staff members at the Chair’s discretion, and render a decision.
  6.  The Chair’s decision is final (cannot be appealed) and may take up to five (5) business days.
  7.  Borrowing privileges are immediately restored upon submission of an Appeal Form.
  8.  Students not wishing to submit an appeal may choose to submit an online ‘Appeal Waiver Form’.
  9.  Submission of an online ‘Appeal Waiver Form’ automatically transfers outstanding fees to the Student Account (administered by Financial Services).
  10.  Borrowing privileges are immediately restored upon submission of an ‘Appeal Waiver Form’.

Extensions

  1.  HMC Service Centre Staff are not authorized to grant extensions on the length of the borrowing term.
  2.  In rare circumstances, Multimedia instructors may opt to grant extensions.  Students may request extensions from instructors using the online ‘Extension Request Form’.
  3.  Alternatively, you may request an extension from your instructor.  In such cases, an instructor will need to communicate the extension via email to the Director of I.T., Faculty of Humanities (or delegate). 
  4.  Extension requests must be processed twelve (12) hours in advance of borrowing.  Failure to request an extension will not prevent late fees and/or suspension of borrowing privileges.

Communications

In submitting this form, you agree to the Terms and Conditioned detailed above.  Additionally, you agree to receive messages from the booking system to notify you of changes to the status of reserved or borrowed equipment and/or waiver and appeal notices. 

System communications will be sent to your McMaster email account from: booked@mcmaster.ca.

Please note that this address is a system ‘send mail’ address only.  It is not used for receiving email or corresponding.  Email sent to this system is automatically deleted.