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Technology and Digital Culture (Not Offered in 2014/15)
0.50 Credit(s)
Academic Course
Prerequisite: 7.5 credits, including all first-year requirements (5.0 credits) and 1.0 credit of second-year liberal arts & sciences (including 0.5 credit in VISA/VISC/VISD/VISM).
Not Offered in 2014/15
This seminar course explores the emergence of the "digital revolution" in the past decade and how it has altered traditional forms of representation, from illustration and advertising to film and video production. Through an examination of a range of aesthetic and technological responses to digital media by artists and designers, students are introduced to new theories about technology, representation and human experience. Topics covered include: cybernetics, artificial life, dynamic systems, recombinance, networks, virtuality and individual autonomy in digital environments. Assignments, including research, essays and presentations, assist students in extending their own art, design and critical practices.
Anti-requisite: Students who have taken ACAD 3B23 or VISC 3B23 may not take this course for further credit.
Notes: Course code change 2011-12
Course was last updated May 16, 2014 - 3:54 PM