New Media, 510-116-DW VISUAL ARTS 1 (Mondays and Wednesdays)

Andres Manniste
Autumn 2014

SYLLABUS (Revised 08/22/14)

TEXTBOOK: New Media Art: http://wiki.brown.edu/confluence/display/MarkTribe/New+Media+Art


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Week 1: (August 25, 27)
Introduction to course. Reading art (powerpoint)
Reading: Is Google Making us Stupid? (Is Google Making us Stupid? .pdf version), Is Google making us Stupid Slide Show
Reference: Hyperallergic (art blog out of NYC); (The Jogging, The Tumblr, The Book - ANIMAL)
Browsing: Rhizome Artbase, http://rhizome.org/artbase/, Digital Art Museum http://www.dam.org/intro.htm and Computers Club Computers Club Drawing Society,
https://www.facebook.com/MuseumOfInternet (http://museumofinter.net), http://thejogging.tumblr.com, Newhive.com


Labour Day: September 1.


Week 2: (September 8, September 2)
Lecture: Introduction to New Media Technologies
Project 1 (individual project, raster image, 15%)
Lab: Logon, working with programs, entering and exiting files, portable memory, network.
Link: Jeremy Shuback: Photoshop Crash Course
Reading: Tribe, Mark and Jana, Reena (2007) New Media Art, "Art in the age of digital distribution", pp.6-9 9 ("Defining New Media art" to "Themes/tendencies").
Browsing: Petra Cortright (2007) vvebcam, and John F. Simon, Jr. (1997) Every Icon (link to .gif version)

Week 3: (September 15, 10)
Introduction to Adobe Photoshop, drawing and painting tools
Reading: Tribe, Mark and Jana, Reena (2007) New Media Art, "Art in the age of digital distribution", pp.10-13 ("Themes/tendencies" to end of article).
Browsing: Shelley Jackson (1997) My Body and Takeo Yamaguchi (2006) Candy Factory Projects ,Tokyo Rose Advertising

Links to on-line drawing and painting programs

lialina

Week 4: (September 22, 17)
Working on project 1 in computer lab, image editing
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Reading (about defining mechanically produced art): Walter Benjamin (1936) The Work of Art in the Age of Mechanical Reproduction, (Sections I, II, IV, V and XII);
Tribe, Mark and Jana, Reena (2007)
New Media Art, "Olia Lialina", p. 60-61.
Browsing: Olia Lialina (1996) My Boyfriend Came Back From the War
, Olia Lialina (2013) Summer

Week 5: (September 29, September 24)
Project 1 due
Introduction to Project 2 (individual project, moving graphics, 15%)
Lab: Downloading Internet images, file compression, image formats
Browsing: Anime to Arts

Reference: Eva and Franco Mattes (2008) It's always six o'clock, and Mu Gallery, Eindhoven, NL (2008) It's always six o'clock.

Week 6: (October 6, October 1)
Lecture: Benjamin (Benjamin slides)
Lab: Downloading Internet images, file compression, introduction to printers, image formats, introduction to simple animation.
Browsing: http://www.bewitched.com/bewitched and Dina Kelberman (2012) I'm google

Homework: Take a movie of yourself and save it as .avi or .mov to your usb key or on a dvd.

Week 7: (October 16, October 8, mid-term assessment)
Project 3 (group project, program-based, 20%)
Morality and Ethics in New Media
Lab: Working with Quicktime and iMovie; Downloading a movie and opening it with a raster image program.

Reading: Natalie Bookchin, Alexei Shulgin (1999) Introduction to net.art (1994-1999)
Browsing: Rafael Rozendaal (2010) http://www.towardsandbeyond.com/

petra


Thanksgiving break October 11-13


Week 8 (October 20, 15)
TEST (10%) On readings, lectures and browsing to date
Project 2 due

Video presentation by Yn Hsien Chen and Angellque Padua based on the 'Vernacular Web' essays by Olia Lialina.
Lab: Introduction to Internet, Web workshops; Simple webpage mini-tutorial
Browsing: Kaja Andersen (2012) cxzy's photostream, Jodi www.jodi.org; Jodi (2006) MAX PAYNE CHEATS ONLY ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------.webloc

Week 9: (October 27, 22)
Lecture: the context for media art. Art in the age of digital distribution Slide show
More web workshops (Dreamweaver)
How to write a proposal
Reading: Tribe, Mark and Jana, Reena (2007) New Media Art, "Vuk Cosic", p. 38-39 and "Mark Napier", p. 70-71.
Browsing: Mark Napier (1998) The Digital Landfill and Vuk Cosic (1999) Deep ascii http://www1.zkm.de/~wvdc/ascii/java/ 

Week 10: (November 3, October 29)
Web workshops continued.
iMovie Introduction
Links: Apple i.movie tutorials: Apple i-movie tutorial(i-movie)
Reading: Tribe, Mark and Jana, Reena (2007) New Media Art, "Mouchette", p. 66-67.
Browsing: Stellarc (1996) Ping Body (Google it!) and Mouchette (Avatar, 1996-2010, Martine Neddam) http://www.mouchette.org/

Week 11: (November 10, November 5)
Presentation of proposals. Formation of groups. How to work in groups

.duchamp

Project 4 (group interactive project, 20%)
Reading: Tribe, Mark and Jana, Reena (2007)
New Media Art,"Young-Hae Chang Heavy Industries", p. 94-95 and "Alexei Shulgin", p. 84-85.
Browsing: Young-Hae Chang Heavy industries (2005) Super Smile. http://www.yhchang.com/SUPER_SMILE.html and Alexei Shulgin (1998) 386DX Cyberpunk rock band  

daffen   women

Week 12: (November 17, November 12)
Browsing: 0100101110101101.org (Google them!)
Reading: Tilman Baumgärtel (1999) Interview with 0100101110101101.ORG and Tribe, Mark and Jana, Reena (2007)

New Media Art
,"0100101110101101.org", p. 26-27.

Week (November 24, November 19)
Project 3 due
Web workshops continued.

Work session
Reading: Tilman Baumgärtel (1997) Interview with Jodi and Tribe, Mark and Jana, Reena (2007) New Media Art,"Jodi", p. 50-51.
Browsing: Marina Abramović (2010) The Artist is Present; Dora Moutot (2012) You Made Me Cry; Marco Anelli (2012) Marina Abramović Made Me Cry; Eugenio Tisselli (2009) We are the facebots! We are delighted to be your friends.

Week 14: (December 1, November 26)
TEST
(10%)
On readings, lectures and Browsings to date.

Work session

blalock

Week 15:
(December 8, December 3)
Project 4 due, class critique

(December 12, 2014 at 15:00)
Last submission of projects


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Course outline (pdf)


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