Digital Art Spring 13 - Syllabus

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Contents:

January 25: Introduction

  • Review Course Outline and Syllabus
  • Examples of digital art and past student work

February 1: Dada and Digital Art

  • Wiki Workshop
  • Lecture
  • Reading:
    • Walter Benjamin, "Art in the Age of Mechanical Reproduction," 1936.
    • 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.

February 8: Cancelled due to storm

February 15: Update Project Workshop

  • Update Project Proposals
    • Make a proposal page on the wiki (as a child of your personal page) with a short description (no more than 300 words) and a a sketch of some kind that illustrates your idea for your update project.
    • Proposals are understood to be tentative and subject to revision
    • Be prepared to discuss your proposal, brainstorm, give and receive feedback

February 22: Conceptual Art and New Media Art

  • Presentations 1, 2 & 3: Jordan Place, Teodora Shaleva, Amy Chiao
  • 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."

March 1: Video Art and Net Art

  • Presentations 4, 5 & 6: Kelsey Tripp, Shreena Thakore, JS Tan

No Date: Performance and Social Sculpture

  • Note: due to the fact that we had to cancel class on Feb 8, I decided to drop this class from the syllabus. You are encouraged, but not required, to do the readings and to review my lesson plan, which includes my notes on the readings and links to several examples of performative art work.
  • Reading:

March 8: Update Project Critique

March 15: From Interaction to Participation

  • Presentations 7 & 8: Marlena Morshead, Addie Mitchell
  • 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
  • Recommended:
  • Discuss Net Art Project

March 22: Net Art Project Critique

March 29: Spring Break

April 5: Free as in Freedom

April 12: Free Project Workshop

  • Presentations 9 & 10: Lukas Bentel, Yidan Zeng
  • Free Project Proposals
    • Make a proposal page on the wiki (as a child of your personal page) with a short description (no more than 300 words) and a a sketch of some kind that illustrates your idea for your free project.
    • Proposals are understood to be tentative and subject to revision
    • Be prepared to discuss your proposal, brainstorm, give and receive feedback

April 19: Tactical Media and Hacktivism

  • Presentations 11 & 12: Nellie Robinson, Marianne Abbott
  • Reading:
    • Ricardo Dominguez. "Electronic Disturbance," 2003.
    • Critical Art Ensemble, "Tactical Media," pp. 145-147.
    • Xtine Burrough, Net Works, Routledge, 2012. 
      • Carlos Motta et al., "The Good Life/La Buena Vida," pp. 148-157.
      • Molleindustria/Paolo Pedercini, "Oiligarchy," pp. 158-165.

April 26: Free Project Critique


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