ARTH - 3650 - History & Theory of Digital Art - FALL 2020

Wed, 04/22/2020

ARTH 3650 History & Theory of Digital Art


VISST/ STS 3650/ INFO 3660

M. Fernandez

MW 3:00 - 4:15 pm ***Tentative***


In this course students will examine the role of mechanical, electronic and digital technologies in the arts of the late 20th and 21st centuries with emphasis on Europe and North America. Beginning with kinetic art and the cybernetically inspired work of the late fifties and sixties, we will explore early uses of computer technology, including early experiments in synthetic video in the 70s. An overview of pre-internet telematic experiments will lead to an investigation of net, art and later currents of digital art. The ongoing development of behavioral art forms will be a central theme. Critical evaluation of various attitudes concerning technology will be encouraged.

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