GSD Course Bulletin - Fall 2012
04356: Screens: Media Archaeology and the Visual Arts Seminar (HIS 0435600)
Seminar - 4 credits
Wednesday 2:00 - 4:00
How do screens function as interface between us and the world? What is the role of the screen in contemporary visual arts and media culture? The art of projection has traveled from film exhibition to art installation. With the interdisciplinary approach of visual studies, we examine the history and archaeology of screen media, their cultural and aesthetic dimensions, from pre-cinematic exhibition to the post-medium condition. Considering the art of screening in the deep time of media, we explore the changing architecture of screen space, at the crossroads of science and art, museum and moving images.
Note: Offered jointly with the FAS, Visual and Environmental Studies as VES283.