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History of New Media Art
0.50 Credit(s)
Academic Course
Prerequisite: 3.0 credits of first-year studio and 1.0 credit of first-year liberal arts & sciences (including the Writing course with a minimum passing grade of 60%).
This survey course offers a history of the relationship of art and media from the beginnings of photography and avant-garde cinema to contemporary digital and video art practices. The course examines technological developments that have affected and transformed perception and representation including time-motion studies, industrialization (Taylorism), mass culture, and global electronic networks (Internet). The influence of new media on various avant-garde movements including cubism, constructivism, surrealism, dada, and on the stylistic innovations of collage and montage will be explored. Selected writings on art and technology by key thinkers of the twentieth century will complement a visual and intellectual survey of artworks.
Anti-requisite: Students who have taken VISC 2B09 may not take this course for further credit.
Notes: Priority registration for Criticism and Curatorial Practice and Integrated Media majors.

Priority registration for this course will be lifted on Monday, July 30, 2012.

Course code change 2011-12
Course was last updated June 20, 2012 - 2:57 PM