Digital Art Spring 08 - Syllabus

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Outline | Resources | Student Work | Production Two Manual | Mediography


Contents:

Wed 1.23: Introduction

Mon 2.4: Conceptual Art and Video Art

  • Reading:
    • Warburton, Nigel. The Art Question. "Art and Philosophy," pp. 1-8 and "Institutional Contexts," pp. 87-120. Available @ OCRA.
    • Smith, Roberta. "Conceptual Art." In Stangos, Nikos, Concepts Of Modern Art. Thames & Hudson, 1994, pp. 256-270. Available @ OCRA.
    • Lewitt, Sol. "Paragraphs on Conceptual Art." In Conceptual Art: A Critical Anthology. In Alberro, Alexander; Stimson, Blake. Conceptual Art: A Critical Anthology. MIT Press, 1999, p.12-16. Available @ OCRA.
    • Enzensberger, Hans Magnus. "Constituents of a Theory of the Media." In Wardrip-Fruin, pp. 259-275. Also available @ OCRA.
    • Antin, David. "Video: The Distinctive Features of the Medium." In Hanhardt, John, ed. ''Video Culture.''Visual Studies Workshop Press, 1986, p.147-166. Available @ OCRA
    • Lewitt, Sol. "Sentences on Conceptual Art." In Conceptual Art: A Critical Anthology. In Alberro, Alexander; Stimson, Blake. Conceptual Art: A Critical Anthology. MIT Press, 1999, p.106-108. Available @ OCRA.
    • Recommended: Alberro, Alexander; Stimson, Blake. Conceptual Art: A Critical Anthology. MIT Press, 1999. On reserve at the Rock.

Wed 2.6: Screening: Video Art

Mon 2.11: New Media Art

  • Griffiths, Richard T. "History of the Internet, Internet for Historians (and just about everyone else)," Chapters One and Two. Read it here!
  • Lister, Martin et al. New Media: A Critical Introduction. Chapter 1: "The Characteristics of New Media." Available @ OCRA.
  • Baudrillard, Jean. "Requiem for the Media." In Wardrip-Fruin, pp. 277-288. Also available @ OCRA.
  • Tribe, Mark and Reena Jana: New Media Art. Taschen, 2006. Read it in Wiki form here.
  • Recommended: Greene, Rachel. "Web Work: A History of Internet Art." Art Forum, 2000. Available @ OCRA.

Wed 2.13: Update Project Studio

Mon 2.18: No Class (Long Weekend)

Wed 2.20: Update Project Studio

Mon 2.25: Update Project Critique

Wed 2.27: Update Project Critique

Mon 3.3: No Class

Wed 3.5: Curating Digital Art

  • Paul, Christiane. "Flexible Contexts, Democratic Filtering And Computer-Aided Curating." In Krysa, Joasia, ed. Curating Immateriality: The Work of the Curator in the Age of Network Systems. Autonomedia (DATA browser 03), 2006. Download mcm0750:here.
  • Schleiner, Anne-Marie. "Fluidities and Oppositions among Curators, Filter Feeders and Future Artists." Intelligent Agent vol. 3 no. 1, 2003. Download [here|mcm0750:Digital Art Spring 08 - Syllabus^SchleinerFluiditiesOppositionsAmongCurators.pdf].
  • Recommended: Krysa, Joasia. "Curating Immateriality: The Work of the Curator in the Age of Network Systems." Download [here|mcm0750:Digital Art Spring 08 - Syllabus^JoasiaKrysaCuratingImmateriality.pdf].
  • Recommended: Lichty, Patrick. "Reconfiguring the Museum: Electronic Media and Emergent Curatorial Models." Intelligent Agent vol. 3 no. 1, 2003. Download [here|mcm0750:Digital Art Spring 08 - Syllabus^LichtyReconfiguringMuseum.pdf]. Not well-written, but useful nonetheless.

Mon 3.10: No Class

Wed 3.12: Curatorial Project Studio

Mon 3.17: Curatorial Project Critique

Wed 3.19: Curatorial Project Critique

Spring Break!

Mon 3.31: Curatorial Project Critique

Wed 4.2: Surveillance Art/Group Project Studio

  • Lyon, David. "9/11, Synopticon, and Scopophilia: Watching and Being Watched." The New Politics of Surveillance and Visibility. Haggerty, Kevin. D. and Ricard V. Ericson, eds. Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 2006. Download [here.|mcm0750:Digital Art Spring 08 - Syllabus^Lyon911SynopticonScopophilia.pdf]
  • Zizek, Slavoj. "Big Brother, or, the Triumph of the Gaze over the Eye." In Levin, Thomas, Ursula Frohne, Peter Weibel, Eds. ''CTRL SPACE: Rhetorics of Surveillance from Bentham to Big Brother.'' MIT Press, 2002. Download mcm0750:here.
  • Crandall, Jordan. "Between Movement and Position: Tracking and Its Landscapes of Readiness." Ephemera, vol. 5 no. x, Dec. 2005. Download [here|mcm0750:Digital Art Spring 08 - Syllabus^CrandallTrackingAndItsLandscapesOfReadiness.pdf].

Mon 4.7: Hacktivist Art

Wed 4.9: Group Project Studio

Mon 4.14: Group Project Critique

Wed 4.16: Group Project Critique

Mon 4.21: Video Game Art

Wed 4.23: Visiting Artist

  • Presentation by Joe DeLappe 

Mon 4.28: Open Project Studio

Wed 4.30: Recap and Evaluations

Mon 5.5: Open Project Critique

Wed 5.7: Open Project Critique


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