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ARTH 480 Visual and Digital Media Theory

A thematic examination of key arguments in visual and digital media theory, focusing on developments in lens-based and digital media in relationship to twentieth-century and contemporary artistic practice.

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
FullARTH 480 001Seminar1 Mon14:0017:00

17 seats in this course are reserved for BMS year 4 students. An examination of media theory, this course explores the convergence of art and technology, human and machine. Seeking insight into the ways we shape our tools and our tools shape us, we will discuss important texts on mediation, simulation, embodiment, attention, and surveillance. We will consider media not only as human strategies for exploiting, navigating, and adapting to the environment, but as techniques for organizing populations and extracting value from them. Historical case studies include illuminated images, photography, cinema, immersive media, androids and artificial intelligence, digital identities, biometrics, and social media.

RestrictedARTH 480 002Seminar2 Wed14:0017:00