NMAP F06 Syllabus

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MC75: New Media Art Production
Spring, 2007: Participatory Media
Instructor: Mark Tribe

Course Outline | Resources | Student Work | Texts | Production Two Manual

Tue 9.5: No Meeting

Mon 9.11: Introduction

  • Review Course Outline and Syllabus
  • Lecture: New Media Art as Movement, New Media Art as Genre

Tue 9.12: Internet History, Theory, and Practice

  • Lecture: From ARPANET to Web 2.0
  • Lecture: How it works: network topology, DNS, TCP/IP, application architecture (e.g. LAMP)
  • Discuss reading:
    • Sterling, Bruce. "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
    • Berners-Lee, Tim et al. "The World Wide Web." In Wardrip-Fruin, Noah, and Montfort, Nick, eds. The New Media Reader, pp. 792-795
    • Enzensberger, Hans Magnus. "Constituents of a Theory of the Media." In Wardrip-Fruin, pp. 259-275.
    • Recommended: Lister, Martin et al. New Media: A Critical Introduction. PDF pp. 1-13, 22-28. Available @ OCRA.
    • Recommended: Bush, Vannevar. "As We May Think." In Wardrip-Fruin, pp. 35-47
  • Wiki workshop: each student creates own page

Mon 9.18: Dada and Futurism

  • Lecture: Dada and Futurism
  • Discuss reading:
    • Mark Tribe and Reena Jana, New Media Art. Taschen, 2006. pp. 6-25.
    • "Dada." In Wikipedia.
    • Huelsenbeck, Richard, ed. The Dada Almanac. Atlas Press, 1993. pp. 9-15. Available @ OCRA.
    • "Futurism (art)." In Wikipedia
    • Dillon, George. "Dada Photomontage and net.art Sitemaps." Postmodern Culture, Volume 10, Number 2, January 2000. http://muse.jhu.edu/journals/pmc/v010/10.2dillon.html (Accessible on campus or via VPN)
    • Recommended: Elger, Dietmar. Dadaism. Taschen, 2004. On reserve at Rock.
    • Recommended: Huelsenbeck, Richard, ed. The Dada Almanac. Atlas Press, 1993. On reserve at Rock.
    • Recommended: Richter, Hans. Dada, Art and Anti-Art. Oxford University Press, 1978. On reserve at Rock.
    • Recommended: Perloff, Marjorie. The Futurist Moment: Avant-Garde, Avant Guerre, and the Language of Rupture. University of Chicago Press, 1986. On reserve at Rock.
  • Discuss reinterpretation assignment

Tue 9.19: Web Production

Mon 9.25: Pop Art and Conceptual Art

  • Lecture: NeoDadas: Pop, Performance, and Conceptualism
  • Discuss reading:
    • Lippard, Lucy. "New York Pop." In Lippard, Lucy. Pop Art. Thames & Hudson, 1968. 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.
    • 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: Lippard, Lucy. Pop Art. Thames & Hudson, 1968. On reserve at Rock.
    • Recommended: Alberro, Alexander; Stimson, Blake. Conceptual Art: A Critical Anthology. MIT Press, 1999. On reserve at Rock.
  • Discuss reinterpretation project ideas

Tue 9.26: Web Production

  • Meet in Henkle Room, 155 George Street
  • Web Production Overview (see 9.19 above)

Mon 10.2: Participatory Media, Art and Technology, and Video Art

  • Lecture: Participatory Media
    • Blogs, photo blogs, audio blogs, video blogs
    • Wikis (Wikipedia)
    • Media syndication (RSS, Atom)
    • Social software (Facebook, MySpace, del.icio.us, Flickr)
    • Viral video (YouTube, Democracy, Jumpcut)
    • Virtual Worlds (Second Life, World of Warcraft)
  • Discuss reading:
    • Kaprow, Alan. "'Happenings' in the New York Scene." In Wardrip-Fruin, pp. 83-88. Caitlin and Daniel.
    • Baudrillard, Jean. "Requiem for the Media." In Wardrip-Fruin, pp. 277-288. Michael and Sebastian.
  • Lecture: Art and Technology and Video Art
  • Screening: video art
  • Discuss reading:
    • Nelson, Theodor et al. "From Software--Information Technology: Its New Meaning for Art." In Wardrip-Fruin, pp. 247-257. Sophie and Schulyer.
    • Kluver, Billy, et al. "Four Selections by Experiments in Art and Technology." In Wardrip-Fruin, pp. 211-226. Mara and Zack.
    • 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. Harrison and Miya.

Tue 10.3: Reinterpretation Project Studio

  • Webpub demo by Pat Zudek, ITG

Mon 10.9: No Meeting (Columbus Day Holiday)

Tue 10.10: Reinterpretation Project Crit

  • Discuss curatorial assignment, pick themes

Mon 10.16: New Media Art

  • Finish critiques from last week
  • Student presentations on new media artists (approximately 10 minutes each):
    • Pick an artist from New Media Art and post your selection here. Two students can't do the same artist--whoever posts first gets priority.
    • Do some additional online research
    • Present and discuss one or more of the artists works, using the Critical Method as a guide
  • Discuss curatorial project
  • Reading for this week:
    • Tribe, Mark and Reena Jana: New Media Art. Taschen, 2006. pp. 26 - 94 (the rest of the book).
    • Greene, Rachel. "Web Work: A History of Internet Art." Art Forum, 2000. Available @ OCRA.

Tue 10.17: Curatorial Project Studio

  • Finish presentations from last week
  • Take questions re. curatorial projects
  • Individual meetings re. curatorial projects

Mon 10.23: Curatorial Project Studio

Tue 10.24: Curatorial Project Studio

Mon 10.30: Curatorial Project Presentations

Tue 10.31: Curatorial Project Presentations

Mon 11.6: Group Project Studio

  • Group Project Brainstorming Session

Tue 11.7: Group Project Studio

  • Form Groups, Develop Ideas

Mon 11.13: Group Project Studio

  • Individual meetings to discuss ideas

Tue 11.14: Group Project Studio

Mon 11.20 Group Project Studio

Tue 11.21 Group Project Studio

  • Progress reports
  • Reschedule final crit?

Mon 11.27 Group Project Studio

Survey: http://FreeOnlineSurveys.com/rendersurvey.asp?sid=qr6cqekjiewt5a5243064

Tue 11.28 Group Project Studio

  • Dan presents Jen and Kevin McCoy's Horror Chase

Mon 12.4: Group Project Studio

Tue 12.5: Group Project Crit

Mon 12.11: Wrap-up and Evaluations


Course Outline | Resources | Student Work | Texts | Production Two Manual

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