Course Description

ART 150: Theory and Criticism of Electronic Media

The history of electronic media, stressing development, critique, application, and relationship to art practice. Analysis of the conceptual biases of electronic media as an artistic and cultural mode of expression. Prerequisite: None.

Topical Outline:
This course will be both a contemporary and historic examination of how electronic media has established a strong bridge between the arts and sciences. Artistic innovations on the cultural frontier utilizing various technologies as both medium and metaphor will be thematically explored. Topics may include but are not limited to cybernetics, artificial intelligence, communication theory, automata, responsive environments, surveillance, net art and interactive design. Weekly thematic readings will be supplemented by examples shown in lecture.

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