GSD Course Bulletin - Spring 2014
This term's information was last refreshed on 12 MAY 2015 14:55:41.
Courses taught by Giuliana Bruno
04132: Film Theory, Visual Thinking (HIS 0413200)
Lecture - 4 credits
Thursday 11:30 - 1:00 Carpenter Center B04
Wednesday 7:00 - 9:00 Carpenter Center - Lecture Hall
How do moving images transform the way we think? Introduction to film theory aimed at interpreting the visual world, and developing skills to analyze films and media images. Survey of classical and contemporary film theory goes from turn-of-the-century scientific motion studies to the virtual movements of today. Considers theories of space, time, and motion, including Eisenstein's theory of montage and architecture. Treats visual technology and sensate space, the cultural history of the cinematic apparatus, the body and physical existence, affect and gender, and screen theory. Different theoretical positions guide us in understanding and reading films.
This course is offered jointly with the Faculty of Arts and Sciences as VES 181.
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.