What is the place of materiality in our visual age of rapidly changing materials and media? How is it fashioned in the arts, architecture, and media? This seminar investigates a “material turn” in philosophy, art, media, visual, and spatial culture. Topics include: actor-network theory, thing theory, the life of objects, the archive, the haptic and the affect, vibrant materialism, elemental philosophy, light and projection, and the immateriality of atmosphere.
Note: Interested students must attend the first meeting of the class during shopping week.
Jointly offered course: This course is jointly offered as AFVS 279. GSD students should enroll in the course via the GSD.
This course meets on Wednesdays from 2pm to 4pm in Carpenter Center 402. Interested students must attend the first meeting of the class during shopping week. This course is jointly offered at the Graduate School of Design as HIS 4451; GSD students should enroll in the course via the GSD.