New Media Art Production Spring 07 - Syllabus

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Contents:

Mon 1.29: Introduction

Tue 1.30: Getting Started

Mon 2.5: Dada and Pop

  • Lecture: Dada and Pop
  • Discuss reading:
    • Benjamin, Walter: "The Work of Art in the Age of Mechanical Reproduction," available at OCRA. Note: You can skip sections VIII - XI, and XII, but definitely read the footnotes.
    • Huelsenbeck, Richard, ed. The Dada Almanac. Atlas Press, 1993. Preface, pp. i-xv and Introduction, pp. 9-15. Available @ OCRA and on reserve at the Rock.
    • Lippard, Lucy. "New York Pop." In Lippard, Lucy. Pop Art. Thames & Hudson, 1968. Available @ OCRA and on reserve at the Rock.
    • Recommended: Elger, Dietmar. Dadaism. Taschen, 2004. On reserve at the Rock. Note: lots of color images, profiles of artists and their work.
    • Recommended: Richter, Hans. Dada, Art and Anti-Art. Oxford University Press, 1978. On reserve at the Rock. Note: a history of Dada by an important Dadaist.
  • Discuss Update assignment
  • Screening

Tue 2.6: Web Workshop

Mon 2.12: Conceptual Art and Media Art

  • Lecture: Conceptual Art & Media Art
  • Discuss 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.
    • 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.
  • Screening: Video art
  • Discuss reading:
    • Enzensberger, Hans Magnus. "Constituents of a Theory of the Media." In Waldrip-Fruin, pp. 259-275. Also available here
    • 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

Tue 2.13: Update Project Studio

  • One-on-one meetings to discuss ideas. 

Mon 2.19: No Class

Tue 2.20: No Class

Mon 2.26: Update Project Studio

Tue 2.27: Update Project Critique

Mon 3.5: New Media Art as a Movement

  • Lecture: A History of New Media Art
  • Discuss reading:
    • 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 Waldrip-Fruin, pp. 277-288.
    • Greene, Rachel. "Web Work: A History of Internet Art." Art Forum, 2000. Available @ OCRA.

Tue 3.6: Surf Session: Online Exhibitions

  • Discuss curatorial project
  • Review online exhibitions

Mon 3.12: New Media Art as a Genre

  • Webby Awards
  • Reading:
    • Tribe, Mark and Reena Jana: New Media Art. Taschen, 2006.
    • Recommended: Galloway, Alexander. "Tactical Media: Internet Art," in Protocol: How Control Exists After Decentralization," MIT Press, Cambridge, 2004. pp.174-239. Available @ OCRA.

Tue 3.13: Curatorial Project Studio

  • One-on-one meetings to discuss themes

Mon 3.19: Curatorial Project Presentations & Discussion

Tue 3.20: Curatorial Project Presentations & Discussion

Spring Break!

Mon 4.2: Group Project Studio

  • Brainstorm

Tue 4.3: Group Project Pitch and Pick

Mon 4.9: Group Project Studio

Tue 4.10: Group Project Studio

Mon 4.16: Group Project Studio

Tue 4.17: Group Project Studio

  • Review mediographies

Mon 4.23: Group Project Critique

Tue 4.24: Open Project Studio

  • One-on-one meetings to discuss options 

Mon 4.30: Open Project Studio

Tue 5.1: Recap and Evaluations

Wed 5.9: Open Project Critique


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