Digital Arts - Intro Lecture


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Digital Arts - Intro Lecture

  1. 1. ARIN2630 Digital Arts
  2. 2. Art for the 21st century…
  3. 3. UoS Introduction <ul><li>Today I will: </li></ul><ul><li>Give an overview of the course </li></ul><ul><li>Outline lecture timetable and course delivery </li></ul><ul><li>Outline assessment tasks </li></ul><ul><li>Introduce learning resources </li></ul><ul><li>Discuss student requirements </li></ul>
  4. 4. 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.
  5. 5. Digital Arts - course delivery <ul><li>Lectures - 10.00-12.00 Thursdays Quadrangle Building, History Room S223 </li></ul><ul><li>Lectures will include demonstrations of artists’ work as well as theoretical discussions about digital art </li></ul><ul><li>Lecture slides will be available from the ARIN 2630 website </li></ul><ul><li>Tutorials (starting in week 2) </li></ul><ul><li>Tutorials will include discussion and activities including online discussions and activities. </li></ul>
  6. 6. Assessment Overview <ul><li>Art Review (1,000 words) Due date: Monday 7 September Weighting: 20% </li></ul><ul><li>Essay (1,500 words) Due date: Monday 5 October Weighting: 30 % </li></ul><ul><li>Research Project - Exhibition Proposal Presentation (15-20 minutes ) Due dates: Tutorials in Weeks 12 and 13 Weighting: 30% </li></ul><ul><li>Attendance and participation (online and offline) Weighting: 20% </li></ul>
  7. 7. Lecture Timetable <ul><li>Week 1 Course introduction </li></ul><ul><li>Week 2 What is digital art? Definitions and overview </li></ul><ul><li>Week 3 Art, culture and technology </li></ul><ul><li>Week 4 Audiences and Interaction </li></ul><ul><li>Week 5 Guest Lecture: David Cranswick, Director d/Lux/MediaArts </li></ul><ul><li>Week 6 Gallery visits </li></ul><ul><li>Week 7 Guest Lecture: John Tonkin -Art and data visualisation </li></ul>
  8. 8. Lecture Timetable <ul><li>Week 8 Report on ISEA and Ars Electronica </li></ul><ul><li>Week 9 Art, telecommunication and the web </li></ul><ul><li>Mid-Semester Break </li></ul><ul><li>Week 10 Presenting new media art: issues for exhibitions </li></ul><ul><li>Week 11 Technology and the posthuman </li></ul><ul><li>Week 12 Remix: art and participatory culture </li></ul>
  9. 9. Course Resources <ul><li>Set Texts: </li></ul><ul><li>Paul, Christiane. (2008) Digital art , London: Thames & Hudson. Available from Coop Bookshop. </li></ul><ul><li>ARIN 2630 Course Reader (available from Copy Centre) </li></ul><ul><li>Additional Readings in Fisher Special Reserve and Schaeffer Library </li></ul><ul><li>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. </li></ul><ul><li>Search online catalogue under ARIN 2630 (NB leave a space between ARIN and 2630). </li></ul>
  10. 10. Course Resources <ul><li>ARIN2630 website </li></ul><ul><li>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. </li></ul><ul><li>This site will provide updated information on the course, extra resources, a forum for online discussion, and space for publishing assignment components. </li></ul><ul><li>Follow the link to Digital Cultures and Digital Arts. Register yourself (Create new account), and confirm over email. </li></ul><ul><li>Enrolment key = ‘interaction’ </li></ul>
  11. 11. Teaching Staff <ul><li>Kathy Cleland Coordinating Lecturer, ARIN 2630 Digital Arts </li></ul><ul><li>Undergraduate Coordinator for Digital Cultures Program </li></ul><ul><li>Contact Details Room S316, John Woolley Bldg A20 Tel: 9351 4721 Email: [email_address] Email to make an appointment. </li></ul><ul><li>Leah Grycewicz Tutor, Digital Arts </li></ul>
  12. 12. Admin Office <ul><li>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. </li></ul><ul><li>Digital Cultures Program Administration Room N406, John Woolley Bldg, A20 Tel: (02) 9351 2226 Fax: (02) 9351 7758 Email: [email_address] </li></ul><ul><li>NB Office hours are 10 - 1 and 2 - 4, Monday to Friday. </li></ul>
  13. 13. Student Requirements <ul><li>Attend lectures and tutorials and contribute to discussions (both on-line and off-line) </li></ul><ul><li>Be considerate to others. Turn off mobiles! </li></ul><ul><li>Buy the set text and the ARIN 2630 reader and complete set reading tasks each week </li></ul><ul><li>Be proactive with your learning - take responsibility </li></ul><ul><li>Be critical and creative in your thinking </li></ul><ul><li>Complete all tutorial and assessment tasks </li></ul>
  14. 14. For next week... <ul><li>Buy the ARIN 2630 reader and set text Digital Art by Christiane Paul </li></ul><ul><li>Enrol in unit on the moodle website (instructions in the unit profile) </li></ul><ul><li>Do readings for week 2 </li></ul><ul><li>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. </li></ul><ul><li>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. </li></ul>