New-Media: Crash Course

Hey @SAIC folks, I’m real excited to be teaching New-Media: Crash Course next fall semester [for which there is still space available ;) ] NM:CC is the first step into the New-Media track at SAIC (in the Film, Video, New Media and Animation department), meaning it’s the pre-req for really rad classes like Realtime: Systems + Glitch + Art Games Studies + etc.

  • This introductory course focuses on screen-based new media works, their historical contexts, their specific aesthetics and theoretical concerns. Students gain an understanding of the emerging culture and historical antecedents of new media. Interactive, network and web-based technologies are introduced from the perspective of media art making. New media works are screened, discussed and demonstrated. [FVNMA:2100 FRI: 9am - 4pm]

Next semester NM:CC will run along side a new co-requisite: Systems, Codes & Spaces, taught by  Nicholas Sagan (students must enroll in both courses simultaneously)

  • Systems, Codes & Spaces critically introduces the art of nonlinear media art via an understanding of its historical and theoretical trajectories.  Students view and analyze structurally a variety of works in the mediums of video, installation, interactive media, new media and experimental 3D.   Readings drawn from Jack Burnham, Pamela Lee, and Edward Shanken are discussed to assess the contemporary state of the field.  [FVNMA:2101 WENS: 6pm-9pm]

Any questions/thoughts send me an email: nbriz@saic.edu

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