Digital Art Fall 11 - Syllabus

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September 13: Introduction

September 20: Dada and Digital Art

  • Wiki Workshop
  • Lecture
  • Reading:
    • National Gallery of Art, DADA, 2006.
    • Christiane Paul, Digital Art, Thames and Hudson, 2003. "Introduction," pp 7-22, "Digital Technologies as a Tool," pp. 27-28, and "Digital Technologies as a Medium," pp. 67-137. PDF

September 27: Conceptual Art and New Media Art

  • Lecture
  • Reading:
    • Xtine Burrough, Net Works, Routledge, 2012.
      • "Formalism and Conceptual Art," pp. 3-24.
    • Mark Tribe and Reena Jana, New Media Art, Taschen, 2006. "Introduction."

October 4: Video Art from VHF to WWW

October 11: Performance and Social Sculpture

  • Update project workshop: come to class with a short proposal (no more than 300 words) and a sketch of some kind that makes your idea visible.
  • Reading:

October 18: Update Project Studio (MT in NM)

October 25: Update Project Critique

November 1: From Interaction to Participation

  • Finish critiquing update projects
  • Notes on interactive and participatory art
  • Reading:
    • Claire Bishop, ed. Participation. "Introduction: Viewers as Producers." pp. 10-17.
    • Xtine Burrough, Net Works, Routledge, 2012. 
      • Trebor Scholz, "Cheaper by the Dozen: An Introduction to Crowdsourcing," pp. 47-54
      • Xtine Burrough, "Mechanical Olympics," pp. 55-65

November 8: Final Project Workshop

  • ...In which we present and discuss final project ideas
    • Make a project proposal in the form of a Google Docs Presentation.
      • Answer these questions: What? Why? How?
      • Images are good. Probably a good idea to use at least one image on each slide.
      • When it comes to text, less is more. Don't read what's on screen.
    • Rehearse your presentation. It should be 3-5 minutes long. 
    • Yes, you must use Google Docs. Not because it's better, but because it will save time. The less time we spend getting the presentations started, the more time we will be able to spend discussing your ideas.
    • Create an entry on the Student Work Page with your name, the title of your project, and a thumbnail image. 
      • The title should link directly to your presentation.
      • When you've finished your project and are making a project page, change the title link on the Student Work Page so it links to your project page, and move the link to your presentation to your project page.

November 15: Free as in Freedom

  • Reading:
    • Joy Garnett, "Steal This Look," Intelligent Agent 4.2, Spring 2004.
    • Xtine Burrough, Net Works, Routledge, 2012.
      • David Berry, "Open Source Creativity," pp. 166-188.
      • Michael Mandiberg, "The Real Costs," pp. 170-178.
      • Steve Lambert, "Add-Art," pp. 179-188.

November 22: Tactical Media and Hacktivism

  • Reading:
    • Xtine Burrough, Net Works, Routledge, 2012. 
      • Critical Art Ensemble, "Tactical Media," pp. 145-147.
      • Carlos Motta et al., "The Good Life/La Buena Vida," pp. 148-157.
      • Molleindustria/Paolo Pedercini, "Oiligarchy," pp. 158-165.
    • Ricardo Dominguez. "Electronic Disturbance," 2003.

November 29: Final Project Critique

December 6: Individual Meetings

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