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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 001Web-Oriented Course1 Mon9:0011:00

ARTH 380 001 and the associated tutorials will be delivered 100% online, with some synchronous (i.e., "real time") and some asynchronous components. 33 seats in the class are reserved for students in the Bachelor of Media Studies (BMS) program. The remaining 27 seats are open to all UBC students.

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.

ARTH 380 L01Tutorial1 Tue18:0019:00
ARTH 380 L02Tutorial1 Tue19:0020:00
ARTH 380 L03Tutorial1 Thu12:0013:00
ARTH 380 L04Tutorial1 Thu13:0014:00
ARTH 380 01WWaiting List1 Mon9:0011:00

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.