Digital Arts - Intro LecturePresentation Transcript
ARIN2630 Digital Arts
Art for the 21st century…
Today I will:
Give an overview of the course
Outline lecture timetable and course delivery
Outline assessment tasks
Introduce learning resources
Discuss student requirements
Digital Arts Overview This unit of study introduces students to a diverse range of art practices that utilise new digital media technologies including: interactive art works, digital media installations, net art and art and science projects. Students will learn about the aesthetic and technical dimensions of new digital technologies and will develop the critical and analytical tools with which to discuss and evaluate digital art works.
Digital Arts - course delivery
Lectures - 10.00-12.00 Thursdays Quadrangle Building, History Room S223
Lectures will include demonstrations of artists’ work as well as theoretical discussions about digital art
Lecture slides will be available from the ARIN 2630 website
Tutorials (starting in week 2)
Tutorials will include discussion and activities including online discussions and activities.
Art Review (1,000 words) Due date: Monday 7 September Weighting: 20%
Essay (1,500 words) Due date: Monday 5 October Weighting: 30 %
Research Project - Exhibition Proposal Presentation (15-20 minutes ) Due dates: Tutorials in Weeks 12 and 13 Weighting: 30%
Attendance and participation (online and offline) Weighting: 20%
Week 1 Course introduction
Week 2 What is digital art? Definitions and overview
Week 3 Art, culture and technology
Week 4 Audiences and Interaction
Week 5 Guest Lecture: David Cranswick, Director d/Lux/MediaArts
Week 6 Gallery visits
Week 7 Guest Lecture: John Tonkin -Art and data visualisation
Week 8 Report on ISEA and Ars Electronica
Week 9 Art, telecommunication and the web
Week 10 Presenting new media art: issues for exhibitions
Week 11 Technology and the posthuman
Week 12 Remix: art and participatory culture
Paul, Christiane. (2008) Digital art , London: Thames & Hudson. Available from Coop Bookshop.
ARIN 2630 Course Reader (available from Copy Centre)
Additional Readings in Fisher Special Reserve and Schaeffer Library
A list of reserve readings is attached at the end of the ARIN 2630 Digital Arts Unit of Study Profile along with some useful websites.
Search online catalogue under ARIN 2630 (NB leave a space between ARIN and 2630).
ARIN2630 website http://moodle.arts.usyd.edu.au
This unit of study uses Moodle, a learning management system similar to WebCT, but an open source system with some features that WebCT doesn’t have.
This site will provide updated information on the course, extra resources, a forum for online discussion, and space for publishing assignment components.
Follow the link to Digital Cultures and Digital Arts. Register yourself (Create new account), and confirm over email.
Enrolment key = ‘interaction’
Kathy Cleland Coordinating Lecturer, ARIN 2630 Digital Arts
Undergraduate Coordinator for Digital Cultures Program http://www.arts.usyd.edu.au/digitalcultures
Contact Details Room S316, John Woolley Bldg A20 Tel: 9351 4721 Email: [email_address] Email to make an appointment.
Leah Grycewicz Tutor, Digital Arts
Digital Cultures General Office Digital Cultures coversheets are located in the main foyer area of the John Woolley Building just down the corridor from the General Office N368. The assignment drop box is located outside the General Office itself.
Digital Cultures Program Administration Room N406, John Woolley Bldg, A20 Tel: (02) 9351 2226 Fax: (02) 9351 7758 Email: [email_address]
NB Office hours are 10 - 1 and 2 - 4, Monday to Friday.
Attend lectures and tutorials and contribute to discussions (both on-line and off-line)
Be considerate to others. Turn off mobiles!
Buy the set text and the ARIN 2630 reader and complete set reading tasks each week
Be proactive with your learning - take responsibility
Be critical and creative in your thinking
Complete all tutorial and assessment tasks
For next week...
Buy the ARIN 2630 reader and set text Digital Art by Christiane Paul
Enrol in unit on the moodle website (instructions in the unit profile)
Do readings for week 2
Have a quick look at some of the websites listed in the ARIN 2630 UoS Profile (and on the Moodle website) or do your own search.
Next week come prepared to talk about ONE digital/new media artist or artwork that you like or think is interesting - make a note of the url.