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 lab-mates and tutors.

In addition, your weekly lab session is where you’ll get your visual diary entry marked from week 2 onwards.


Day Time Room FAIS ID
Monday 8am-10am CSIT N111 mon8am1
Monday 1pm-3pm CSIT N111 mon1pm
Monday 4pm-6pm CSIT N112 mon4pm
Tuesday 12pm-2pm PK 2.29 tue12pm
Friday 10am-12pm CSIT N113 fri10am1
Friday 10am-12pm CSIT N114 fri10am2
Friday 11am-1pm CSIT N111 fri11am
Friday 12pm-2pm CSIT N113 fri12pm1


You might notice that some of the labs are in the CSIT building, and some are in the Peter Karmel (PK) building.

In the CSIT building the labs are on the ground floor, and in the PK building they’re up the stairs and down at the end of the hall. This doesn’t mean that COMP students have to go to the CSIT Labs and the ARTV & other students have to go to the PK labs—you can go to either. Mixing and learning from students in different programs is encouraged in this course.

The course software is pre-installed on all the lab machines, although the base operating system (OS) is Linux in the CSIT labs and macOS in the PK labs. This won’t really make a difference to you, since VSCode, git and Chrome work the same on the different OSes.


See the sidebar for the links to each week’s lab content. It’s on the left-hand-side of this page, or click the “hamburger” menu up the top if you’re on a mobile device.

If you have other questions about p5 or art/interaction/code in general, then bring them along to the labs—this is a time where you can pick your classmates and tutor’s brains about whatever’s on your mind re: art & interaction.

Contacting your tutors

If you want to get in touch with your tutor, you can message them directly on the COMP1720 forum. The tutors in this course are really great (in Ben’s opinion, anyway) and they will try really hard to help you out—although the usual advice about not leaving things to the last minute applies here. If you feel like you’ve got an issue you can’t talk to your tutor about for whatever reason, then contact Ben directly.

Updated:  30 Oct 2018/ Responsible Officer:  Head of School/ Page Contact:  Ben Swift /Licence:  CC BY-NC-SA 4.0