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Digital Art Concepts

Digital Art Concepts introduces student scholars and artists to the language of media arts. It provides a strong base in the political, cultural and artistic developments and debates related to the many media art forms that have developed from the nineteenth century through the early twenty-first century; from early forms of photography and film to contemporary media including interactive, computer and bio art. The class investigates ways of seeing and thinking through specific readings of various media art traditions, transformations, and innovations.

This course, like most courses, is a search for meaning. Topics over the course of the semester include explorations of how time relates to the digital; the various strategies media arts employ for dealing with questions of authenticity and reproduction; the importance of the loop to many contemporary media formats; media art as a strategy among political artists; the transformation of the image across various media forms; and speculative design as media arts methodology.