VISST 2000 Introduction to Visual Studies (also AMST 2000, ARTH 2000, COML 2000)
Sec 1: W 10:10-11 Sec 2: W 11:15-12:05 Sec 3: W 12:20-1:10 Sec 4: W 1:25-2:15
Sec 5: F 10:10-11 Sec 6: F 11:15-12:05 Sec 7: R 12:20-1:10 Sec 8: R 1:25-2:15
This course introduces the field of Visual Studies. Visual Studies seeks to define and improve our visual relationship to nature and culture after the modern surge in technology and knowledge. It contains objects, images, and problems that lie beyond the Art History and experimental science, yet is grown from both cultures. It teaches the physical and legal limits of human, animal, and machine vision, how knowledge and power get into images, how spectacle drives the economy, and techniques of analysis that can deliver fresh perspectives across disciplines.