Open Source Culture Spring 07 - Syllabus

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Syllabus:

Wed 1.24: Introduction

Tue 1.30: Wiki Workshop

  • Attendance, contact info
  • P2 Contracts
  • Wiki workshop
  • Where to find readings: OCRA, etc.

Wed 1.31: Found Images/Found Objects

  • Lecture: Found Images/Found Objects
  • 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.
    • Rosalind Krauss: "In the Name of Picasso" and "The Originality of the Avant-Garde" in The Originality of the Avant-Garde and Other Modernist Myths. On reserve at the Rock.
    • Johanna Drucker: "Review: Dada Collage and Photomontage." Art Journal, Vol. 52, No. 4 (Winter, 1993), pp. 82-84+87.
    • Recommended: Greenberg, Clement: "Collage." (This is the essay to which Krauss responds in "Name of Picasso.")
  • Presentation workshop
    • Guidelines
    • Pick topics

Tue 2.6: Photomontage Workshop

Wed 2.7: Copyright and Authorship

Tue 2.13: Found Images/Found Objects Studio

Wed 2.14: Appropriation

  • Lecture: Appropriation from Marcel Duchamp to Sherrie Levine
  • Discuss reading and online lecture:
  • Student presentations: Deborah and Davis

Tue 2.20: No class

Wed 2.21: Install Found Images/Found Object Shows in List

  • Meet at List

Tue 2.27: Found Images/Found Objects Critique

Wed 2.28: Found Sound

  • Listening Session
    • DJ Danger Mouse: "The Gray Album."
      •    December 4th
    • Hippocamp Ruins Sgt. Peppers
        • Unscrew: "sgt peppers lonely hearts club band"
        • Wolf Sun: "With A Little Help From My Friends"
    • 2 Many DJs: "As Heard on Radio Soulwax."
      • Peter Gunn (Live) / Where's Your Head At (Head-a-Pella)
      • Fuck the Pain Away
      • I'm Waiting for the Man
    • Girl Talk: "Night Ripper."
      • Once Again
      • Too Deep (from 1:45)
      • Peak Out
    • Paul D. Miller aka Dj Spooky that Subliminal Kid: "Rhythm Science."
      • Vedic/Tristan Tzara
      • Oval Vs Yoshihiro Hanno + Oval Vs Main + David Shea/Marcel Duchamp
    • DJ Food: "Raiding the 20th Century"
  • Discuss Reading:
    • Siva Vaidhyanathan: Copyrights and Copywrongs. Introduction, pp. 1-16 and Chapter 4: "Hep Cats and Copy Cats: American Music Challenges the Copyright Tradition," pp. 117 - 148. On reserve at the Rock and available as an e-book.
    • Paul D. Miller aka Dj Spooky that Subliminal Kid: Rhythm Science. On reserve at Orwig. See also Hypnotext, a web-based remix of Rhythm Science by artists Peter Halley and Casey Reas.
    • Edward Samuels: The Illustrated Story of Copyright, pp. 31-33, 44-55
    • John Oswald: "Plunderphonics, or Audio Piracy as a Compositional Prerogative".
  • Student presentations: David and Kiera

Tue 3.6: Audio (Re)mix Workshop

Wed 3.7: Found Footage

  • Student Presentations: Sonya and Joey
  • Screening:
    • Bruce Connor: A Movie (12 min, 1958)
    • Leslie Thornton: Peggy and Fred in Hell (1984-90)
    • Peggy Ahwesh: The Color of Love (10 min, 1994)
    • Dara Birnbaum: Technology/Transformation: Wonder Woman (24 min, 1978-80)
    • Craig Baldwin: Tribulation 99: Alien Anomalies Under America (48 min, 1991)
  • Discuss screening and reading:
    • William Wees: Recycled Images. Chapter 4: "In the Domain of Montage: Compilation, Collage, Appropriation" and Chapter 5: "Epic Collage," pp. 32-58, and "Speaking of Found Footage: Craig Baldwin, Bruce Conner, Leslie Thornton," pp. 67-71, 77-86, 95-99. Available on OCRA.
    • Mark Lafia and Fang-Yu Lin: The Battle of Algiers (2006) http://artport.whitney.org/commissions/battleofalgiers/BattleofAlgiers.shtml

Tue 3.13: Video Remix Workshop

Wed 3.14: From Free Software to Open Source Art

Tue 3.20: Audio/Video Remix Critique

Wed 3.21: Audio/Video Remix Critique

Spring break

Tue 4.3: Group Project Brainstorm

Wed 4.4: Freedom and Utopia

Tue 4.10: Group Project Pitch & Pick

Wed 4.11: Group Project Studio

Tue 4.17: Group Project Studio

  • Review mediographies

Wed 4.18: Group Project Studio

Tue 4.24: Group Project Studio

Wed 4.25: Group Project Critique

Tue 5.1: Open Project Studio

  • 1-1 meetings to discuss options 

Wed 5.2: Recap and Evaluations

Friday 5.11: Open Project Critique


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