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Special Focus Studio: The Immaterial & the Material
0.50 Credit(s)
Graphic and pixilated representations dominate contemporary Western culture and experience, a phenomenon that has impacted our relationship with sculpture and the world of molecular objects. This course examines how technologically mediated events, images and objects affect our rapport with the real and privilege the "distant" over the "near." Providing an overview of major disturbances in self-perception from eugenics, and social Darwinism during the Second World War, through to cybernetics and biotechnologies, this Studio course is guided by key texts from writers such as Ursula Franklin, Paul Virilio and Jordan Crandall. A series of hands-on workshops detail how to subvert various electronic media towards artistic ends. While slanted towards the digital domain, this course is open to final projects incorporating various media and materials.
Notes: Priority in registration is given to Sculpture/Installation Majors.

Please take special note that this course has material fees associated with it.
Course was last updated June 3, 2010 - 11:27 AM