Link to Course Outline
Mon 9.5: No class (Labor Day)
Wed 9.7: Introduction to course
- Review Course Outline and Syllabus
- Art projects:
o Young-Hae Chang Heavy Industries (http://www.yhchang.com)
- Projects we didn't have time to look at:
o Alex Galloway, Prepared Playstation: http://itserve.cc.ed.nyu.edu/RSG/PP
o Cory Arcangel, Super Mario Clouds: http://www.beigerecords.com/cory/21c/21c.html
o Anne-Marie Schleiner, Joan Leandre, and Brody Condon, Velvet Strike: http://www.opensorcery.net/velvet-strike
Mon 9.12: Digital Art from Paper to Pixels
- Art projects:
o Keith Obadike, Blackness for Sale: http://obadike.tripod.com/ebay.html
o Prema Murthy, Bindigirl: http://www.thing.net/~bindigrl
o Jodi, jodi.org: http://wwwwwwwww.jodi.org
o Christiane Paul, Digital Art (World of Art). Thames & Hudson, 2003. Introduction, pp. 7 - 25. On reserve at MCM office.
o Mimi Nguyen,"Tales of an Asiatic Geek Girl: Slant from Paper to Pixels," in Technicolor: Race, Technology, and Everyday Life, edited by Alondra Nelson and Thuy Linh N. Tu, New York University Press, 2001, pp. 177 - 190. On reserve at MCM office.
- Reading Notes and Quotes
Wed 9.14: Blogging Workshop
- Kathryn Rotondo from ITG to give Movable Type workshop
- Review other blog options:
o LiveJournal: http://www.livejournal.com/users/mtribe/
o Blogger: http://marktribe.blogspot.com/
o Blogware: http://www.blogware.com/
o WordPress: http://wordpress.com
o Expression Engine: http://www.pmachine.com/ee/
- Review RSS readers
o List of RSS readers: http://blogspace.com/rss/readers
o Bloglines: http://www.bloglines.com/blog/marktribe
- Intro to wiki
- Review exemplary blogs
o MTAA Reference Resource: http://www.mteww.com/mtaaRR
o Eyebeam Reblog: http://www.eyebeam.org/reblog/
o Coin-op: http://infamia1.securesites.net/coin-operated.com
o Rhizome.org: http://rhizome.org
o Michael Connor, Raiders of the Lost ArtBase, 2005. Available online at http://rhizome.org/art/exhibition/raiders
o We-Make-Money-Not-Art: http://www.we-make-money-not-art.com
o Technorati: http://www.technorati.com
o Student faves
Some useful links:
- Wikipedia article on blogging: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Blog
- Susannah Gardener: "Time to check: Are you using the right blogging tool?": http://www.ojr.org/ojr/stories/050714gardner
- Dadaism: there may not be enough copies at the bookstore, but there will be a copy on reserve at MCM.
- I've also put a copy of Dada Almanac on reserve in MCM
- Extra credit: do some research online on Dadaism and a Dada artist
- Think about parallels between Dada and Digital Media art.
- Due 6pm Sunday:
o Create a blog, post at least one quote from Dadaism with a question or comment
o Add your RSS URL to student work page IDMP Student Work
- Due 3pm Monday (class time):
o Set up an RSS reader and subscribe to everybody else's blog
o Read everybody else's quotes and questions/comments
Mon 9.19: Dada and the Ballet Mècanique
o Dietmar Elger, Dadaism. Taschen, 2004. Available at Brown Bookstore, at Amazon or other online retailers, and on reserve at MCM office.
o Suzanne Vega and Michael Tilson Thomas, "Oh, To Be Popular: Modernism and Populism," American Public Media. Audio stream at http://musicmavericks.publicradio.org/programs/program3.html
o Fernand Leger and Dudley Murphy with soundtrack by George Antheil, The Ballet Mècanique, 1924. Video clip at http://musicmavericks.publicradio.org/features/rafiles/balletmecaniquehi.ram. Looks great full screen.
o Preston Wright, "Reconstructing Ballet Mécanique: An interview with Paul Lehrman," American Public Media, 2003. http://musicmavericks.publicradio.org/features/interview_lehrman.html
- Another blog to check out:
o This blog, made using Movable Type, is by an art student who was stopped by the police for taking pictures of a bridge: http://www.brownequalsterrorist.com/
Wed 9.21: Dada and the Ballet Mecanique, continued
Mon 9.26: From Pop Art to Net Art
o Nigel Whiteley, "Pop since 1949: Lawrence Alloway," ArtForum, Oct 2004. http://nothing.wikidev.net/images/0/07/PopSince1949.doc
o Guy Wright and Glenn Suokko, "Andy Warhol: An Artist and His Amiga: A Conversation About Art and the Amiga with Artist Andy Warhol," AmigaWorld, January/February 1986. http://amiga.emugaming.com/warhol.html
o Bruce Sterling, "A Short History of the Internet," The Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction, February 1993. http://www.library.yale.edu/div/instruct/internet/history.htm
o Rachel Greene, "Web Work: A History of Internet Art," Artforum, May 2000. http://nothing.wikidev.net/images/7/75/Rachel_Greene%2C_Web_Work%2C_Artforum%2C_May_2000.doc
o Michael Connor, Raiders of the Lost ArtBase, 2005. http://rhizome.org/art/exhibition/raiders
o Andy Warhol, Empire, 1964.
o Wolfgang Staehle, Empire 24/7, 2001.
o Luther Blissett, "The XZY of Net Activism. http://subsol.c3.hu/subsol_2/contributors/blissetttext.html
Wed 9.28: Moblog/Flickr Studio
- I'll be at the [Refresh conference]
Mon 10.3: Conceptual Art
o Roberta Smith, "Conceptual Art," in Concepts of Modern Art, edited by Nikos Stangos, Thames & Hudson, 1991, pp. 256 - 270. On reserve at MCM office.
o Sol Lewitt: "Paragraphs on Conceptual Art," in Conceptual Art: A Critical Anthology, edited by Alexander Alberro and Blake Stimson, MIT Press, 1999, pp. 12-16. On reserve at MCM office.
o Sol Lewitt: "Sentences on Conceptual Art," in Conceptual Art: A Critical Anthology, edited by Alexander Alberro and Blake Stimson, MIT Press, 1999, pp. 106-108. On reserve at MCM office.
- Projects to review:
o MTAA, 1 year performance video (aka samHsiehUpdate). http://turbulence.org/Works/1year
- Reading Notes and Quotes
Wed 10.5: Moblog/Flickr Studio
Mon 10.10: No class (Columbus day)
Wed 10.12: Moblog/Flickr crit
Mon 10.17: Appropriation, remixing, and open-source culture
o Critical Art Ensemble, "Utopian Plagiarism, Hypertextuality, and Electronic Cultural Production," in Critical Issues in Electronic Media, edited by Simon Penny, SUNY Press, 1994. http://www.nothing.org/osc/ElectronicDisturbanceUtopianPlagiarism.pdf
o Paul D. Miller AKA Dj Spooky That Subliminal Kid, "Uncanny/Unwoven." http://www.djspooky.com/articles/uncanny.html
o Wikipedia article on open-source culture. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Open_Source_Culture
Wed 10.19: Podcasting studio
These are the basic steps to setting up a podcast:
1. Make or get an MP3
2. Upload it to a Web server
3. Create an XML file with RSS tags that points to the MP3 file
4. Upload both the MP3 and the XML file to a Web server
5. The URL of the XML file is the URL of the podcast
You can find lots of detailed instructions online, including how to record audio, how to edit audio, how to convert a file to MP3, how to write an XML file, etc.. I thought this one was particularly good: http://www.podcast411.com/howto_1.html
These are the steps for setting up a podcast using Ourmedia.org:
1. Make or get anMP3
2. Sign up for an account at http://www.archive.org
3. Sign up for an account at http://www.ourmedia.org
4. Click on "Publish My Media"
5. Select "Audio"
6. Choose your file, fill out the form as completely as you can, and click "submit"
8. When the upload is complete, copy your podcast's URL by control-clicking (Mac) or right-clicking (windows) on the orange RSS link near the bottom of the page
9. You're done!
How to subscribe to a podcast using iTunes:
1. Select "Subscribe to Podcast" under the "Advanced" menu
2. Paste the RSS URL
Podcasting from a phone (mocasting?): http://www.telcaster.com/
How to podcast using your Blogger account (not recommended, but possible): http://www.podcastingnews.com/articles/Make_Podcast_Blogger.html
Mon 10.24: Hacktivism and Corporate Parody
o Alex Galloway, "Possibility." http://subsol.c3.hu/subsol_2/contributors0/gallowaytext.html
o Luther Blissett, "The XYZ of Net Activism." http://subsol.c3.hu/subsol_2/contributors/blissetttext.html
o Stefan Wray, "On Electronic Civil Disobedience." http://cristine.org/borders/Wray_Essay.html
o Luther Blissett: "0100101110101101.ORG--art.hacktivism." http://rhizome.org/print.rhiz?1486
- Projects to review:
o Electronic Disturbance Theater: http://www.thing.net/~rdom/ecd/ecd.html
o RTMark: http://www.rtmark.com
o Institute for Applied Autonomy's iSee: http://www.appliedautonomy.com/isee
o TheyRule: http://www.theyrule.net
o Miltos Minetas' whitneybiennial.com: http://www.whitneybiennial.com
o Etoy TOYWAR: http://toywar.etoy.com
o Open Source Art Hack: http://netartcommons.walkerart.org/article.pl?sid=02/04/10/0515240&mode=thread
Wed 10.26: Podcasting Studio
- Tea Vui Huang, Javacast, and enhanced Podcast to Java MIDlet (J2ME) converter for mobile phones, http://www.geocities.com/tvhuangsg/javacast/
Mon 10.31: Podcast Crit
Wed 10.2: Podcast Crit Continued
Mon 11.7: Identities: Race, Gender, and Ethnincity Online
o Lisa Nakamura, "Race In/For Cyberspace: Identity Tourism and Racial Passing on the Internet." http://www.humanities.uci.edu/mposter/syllabi/readings/nakamura.html
o Zoë Sofia, "Contested Zones: Futurity and Technological Art," in 'Women, Art, and Technology, edited by Judy Malloy and Pat Bentson, MIT Press, 2003, pp. 503 - 522. On reserve at MCM office.
o VNS Matrix, "The Cyberfeminist Manifesto, in Prefiguring Cyberculture: An Intellectual History, edited by Darren Tofts, Annemarie Jonson and Alessio Cavallaro, MIT Press, 2004, p. 206. On reserve at MCM office.
- Projects to review:
o Cornelia Sollfrank, Female Extension. http://artwarez.org/femext
o Keith and Mendi Obadike, The Pink of Stealth. http://www.blacknetart.com/pink.html
o Prema Murthy, Mythic Hybrid. http://www.premamurthy.net/project_mythic.html
o Jonah Peretti and Chelsea Peretti, Black People Love Us. http://www.blackpeopleloveus.com
o An excerpt on Cornelia Sollfrank's Female Extension from my forthcoming book. Distributed via email.
o An excerpt on Keith and Mendi Obadike's The Pink of Stealth from my forthcoming book. Distributed via email.
o Geert Lovink: "Race and Cyberspace: Interview with Lisa Nakamura." http://www.nettime.org/Lists-Archives/nettime-l-0405/msg00057.html
o Lisa Nakamura: "Keeping it (Virtually) Real: The Discourse of Cyberspace as an Object of Knowledge." http://epsilon3.georgetown.edu/~coventrm/asa2000/panel4/nakamura.html
o Sharon Cumberland, "Private Uses of Cyberspace: Women, Desire, and Fan Culture." http://web.mit.edu/comm-forum/papers/cumberland.html
o Sweat (Keith and Mendi Obadike's blog). http://www.blacknetart.com/sweat/sweat.html
o "Cultural Issues: Black People Love Us!!" (an online discussion). http://www.epa.net/launch/epabboard/message?message_id=392723&forum_id=68213
o Hershmanlandia, an exhibition of the work of Lynn Hershman Leeson: http://www.henryart.org/hlandia/hershmanlandia.html
Wed 11.9: Review Draft Proposals
- Draft of final project proposal due today
- Students present ideas, get feedback
Mon 11.14 Survivor: Digital Media Edition
- Present final project proposals to Tribal Council of Brown and RISD digital media faculty
- Three surviving projects get produced
- Special prize for highest Google ranking
Wed 11.16 Final Project Studio
How to promote your online project.
Here's a Guide to promoting your final projects
Mon 11.21 Final Project Studio
Wed 11.23 Final Project Studio (optional)
Mon 11.28 Final Project Studio
Wed 11.30 Final Project Studio
Mon 12.5: Final Project Studio
Wed 12.7: Final Project Studio
Promoting your final project. See the Guide to Promoting Your Online Project
Mon 12.12: Survivor: Digital Media Edition
- Tribal Council crit of final projects
o Todd Winkler, Music Department, Brown University
Wed 12.14: Final Meeting
- Huyssen, Andreas: After the Great Divide (selections)
- Antin, David: "Video: The Distinctive Features of the Medium"
- Bush, Vannevar: "As We May Think" in The New Media Reader
- Burnham, Jack: ["Systems Aesthetics"]
- Sterling, Bruce: "A Short History of the Internet"
- Lister, Martin et al.: New Media: A Critical Introduction (selections)
- Galloway, Alex: Protocol: How Control Exists after Decentralization
- Greene, Rachel: Internet Art (selections)
- DeLanda, Manuel: "Markets, Antimarkets, and the Internet," in README! also Mark Dery?
- The American Mavericks: Georg Antheil's Ballet Mechanique (radio program)