Digital Art Fall 11 - Syllabus (Old)

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Contents:

September 13: Introduction

September 20: Conceptual Art and Video Art, Wiki Workshop

  • Warburton, Nigel. The Art Question, "Art and Philosophy," 2003, pp. 1-8 and "Institutional Contexts," 2003, pp. 87-120. Available @ OCRA and in the Course Packet.
  • Smith, Roberta. "Conceptual Art," 1980. In Stangos, Nikos, Concepts Of Modern Art. Thames & Hudson, 1994, pp. 256-270. Available @ OCRA and in the Course Packet.
  • Lewitt, Sol. "Paragraphs on Conceptual Art," 1967 and 1969. In Conceptual Art: A Critical Anthology. In Alberro, Alexander; Stimson, Blake. Conceptual Art: A Critical Anthology. MIT Press, 1999, p.12-16. Available @ OCRA and in the Course Packet.
  • Enzensberger, Hans Magnus. "Constituents of a Theory of the Media," 1970. In Wardrip-Fruin, pp. 259-275. Also available @ OCRA and in the Course Packet.
  • 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 and in the Course Packet.
  • Screening:
    • Joan Jonas, Vertical Roll, 1972, 19:37 
    • Vito Acconci, Undertone, 1973, 34:12
    • Nam June Paik & John Godfrey, Global Groove (re-edit), 1973, 19:55
    • Videofreex, Probably America's Smallest TV Station, 1973-76, 5:25
    • Ant Farm,  Media Burn, 1975, 23:15
    • Martha Rosler, Semiotics of the Kitchen, 1975, 5:30
    • Dara Birnbaum, Technology Transformation: Wonder Woman, 1978-9, 5:50
    • Paper Rad, Welcome to My Home Page,  2003, 3:00 
    • Ryan Trecartin, I-BE AREA (Pasta and Wendy M-PEGgy), 2008, 6:47
  • Wiki Workshop

September 27: Digital Art, Production Studio

  • Baudrillard, Jean. "Requiem for the Media," 1972. In Wardrip-Fruin, pp. 277-288. Also available @ OCRA and in the Course Packet.
  • Paul, Christiane. Digital Art, 2003. pp 7-22, 27-28, 67-137

October 4: New Media Art, Production Studio

  • Lister, Martin et al. New Media: A Critical Introduction. Chapter 1: "The Characteristics of New Media," 2003. Available @ OCRA and in the Course Packet.
  • Tribe, Mark and Reena Jana: New Media Art. Taschen, 2006. Read it in Wiki format.
  • Discuss Curatorial Project

October 11: Update Project Critique

October 18: Curating Digital Art, Production Studio

  • Paul, Christiane. "Flexible Contexts, Democratic Filtering And Computer-Aided Curating," 2006. In Krysa, Joasia, ed. Curating Immateriality: The Work of the Curator in the Age of Network Systems. Autonomedia (DATA browser 03), 2006. Available @ OCRA and in the Course Packet.
  • Schleiner, Anne-Marie. "Fluidities and Oppositions among Curators, Filter Feeders and Future Artists." Intelligent Agent vol. 3 no. 1, 2003. Available @ OCRA and in the Course Packet.
  • Recommended: Krysa, Joasia. "Curating Immateriality: The Work of the Curator in the Age of Network Systems." Available @ OCRA.
  • Recommended: Lichty, Patrick. "Reconfiguring the Museum: Electronic Media and Emergent Curatorial Models." Intelligent Agent vol. 3 no. 1, 2003. Available @ OCRA. Not well-written, but useful nonetheless.
  • See also:

October 25: Hacktivist Art, Production Studio

  • Critical Art Ensemble. "Electronic Civil Disobedience," 1996. Online here and available in the Course Packet.
  • Galloway, Alexander. "Possibility," 2003. Anarchitexts, pp. 284-286. Online here and in the Course Packet.
  • Dominguez, Ricardo. "Electronic Disturbance," 2003. Online here and in the Course Packet.
  • Wark, McKenzie. "A Hacker Manifesto," 2003. Online here and in the Course Packet.
  • See also: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hacktivism\

November 1: Curatorial Project Critique

November 8: Video Game Art, Production Studio

November 15: Surveillance Art, Production Studio: Proposals Due

  • Lyon, David. "9/11, Synopticon, and Scopophilia: Watching and Being Watched," 2003. Available @ OCRA and in the Course Packet.
  • Zizek, Slavoj. "Big Brother, or, the Triumph of the Gaze over the Eye," 2002. Available @ OCRA and in the Course Packet.
  • Crandall, Jordan. "Between Movement and Position: Tracking and Its Landscapes of Readiness," 2005. Available @ OCRA and in the Course Packet.
  • Proposals should include:
    • Title
    • Description: What you plan to do and why in general terms
    • Details: Details of the project. Images, sketches, diagrams are helpful
    • Feasibility: How you plan to realize your project
  • Save your proposal as a PDF and email it to arsdigitalis@googlegroups.com

November 22: Production Studio: Feedback on Work-in-Progress

  • One-on-one meetings with instructor: note that you need to have something significant to show so I can give you feedback.

November 29: Production Studio: Preliminary Critique

  • Project needs to be finished, but not documented on wiki.

December 6: Final Project Critique


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