This unit explores the impact of the computer age and the information revolution on society generally and on visual arts practitioners in particular. It is divided into two interconnected parts. The first focuses on some of the key debates concerning changing views of the body, space and time. The second part deals with the varied creative uses of the new media, including digital imaging, websites, interactive CD-ROMS, animation and virtual reality, framing them within broader historical and social contexts. The unit also takes into account some of the ethical issues raised by the advent of cyberspace.
Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:
Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to:
- Demonstrate knowledge of the impact of new technologies on contemporary art and life
- Relate developments in new technologies to contemporary visual culture
- Analyse and interpret works of art in new media
- Present written and oral arguments about new media art.
1000 word written essay (25%) [Learning Outcomes 1-4]
2500 word essay (45%) [Learning Outcomes 1-4]
8 minute tutorial presentation (20%) [Learning Outcomes 1-4]
Participation (10%) [Learning Outcomes 1-4]
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Workload130 hours of total student learning time made up from: a) 36 hours of contact over 12 weeks: 24 hours of lectures and 12 hours of tutorials; and b) 94 hours of independent student research, reading and writing.
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