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ARTH 380 Art as Technology

Relationship between artistic practice and media, examined through a history of paradigm shifts in technology.

This course is eligible for Credit/D/Fail grading. To determine whether you can take this course for Credit/D/Fail grading, visit the Credit/D/Fail website. You must register in the course before you can select the Credit/D/Fail grading option.

Credits: 3


Status Section Activity Term Interval Days Start Time End Time Comments
BlockedARTH 380 001Lecture1 Tue15:3017:30

This course proposes the history of Early Modern through Postmodern art as the history of paradigm shifts in the technological mediation of the phenomenal world. We explore single-point perspective, often understood to be the crowning achievement of Western illusionistic pictorial representation, as it developed in relationship to mathematics and architecture. We then move through the heliocentric revolution that undergirds the Early Modern period and new technologies of social organization that found the institutions of the 18th and 19th centuries. Finally, we explore the discourse of and relationship between medium and media that informs visual cognition in the 20th century.

FullARTH 380 L01Tutorial1 Wed14:0015:00
FullARTH 380 L02Tutorial1 Wed15:0016:00
FullARTH 380 L03Tutorial1 Thu12:0013:00
ARTH 380 L04Tutorial1 Thu13:0014:00
ARTH 380 01WWaiting List1 Tue15:3017:30

ARTH 380 01W is a waitlist for ARTH 380 001. Students will be moved from the waitlist into the lecture as seats become available, and notified by email.