TIM_BK_012 New Media Art II

Faculty of Arts
Spring 2023
Extent and Intensity
1/1/0. 5 credit(s). Type of Completion: zk (examination).
doc. Mgr. Jana Horáková, Ph.D. (lecturer)
Mgr. BcA. Adéla Vitvar Kudlová (assistant)
Guaranteed by
doc. Mgr. Jana Horáková, Ph.D.
Department of Musicology - Faculty of Arts
Contact Person: Bc. Jitka Leflíková
Supplier department: Department of Musicology - Faculty of Arts
Fri 24. 2. 17:00–18:40 N21, Fri 24. 3. 17:00–18:40 N21, Fri 21. 4. 17:00–18:40 N21, Fri 19. 5. 17:00–18:40 N21
- The course is designed for students who have successfully completed courses recommended for the first year of TIM study, especially Introduction to Interactive Media studies I and II.
- It is recommended to enrol into The Best of New Media Art II seminar at the same time.
- The ability to read scholarly texts in English is required.
Course Enrolment Limitations
The course is also offered to the students of the fields other than those the course is directly associated with.
The capacity limit for the course is 100 student(s).
Current registration and enrolment status: enrolled: 9/100, only registered: 0/100, only registered with preference (fields directly associated with the programme): 0/100
fields of study / plans the course is directly associated with
Course objectives
The aim of the course is to acquaint students with the new media art as a specific area of modern and postmodern art, situated at the intersection of computer technology and technical media trajectories of development. The new media art will be presented in the historical perspective, from the point of view of its main forms (media), related concepts, aesthetics, and poetics.
Learning outcomes
After completing the course, student will be able to:
- Define new media art;
- Describe relations between historical avant-guard art and new media art;
- Identify and characterise periods of new media art development;
- Distinguish different kinds of new media art, to determine their location on the timeline of new media art, and to assign the most important authors and works to them;
- List the specific themes of new media art.
  • - Interactivity, collaboration and participation;
  • - Apropriation, remake, remix;
  • - Gaming a interventions, culture jamming, tactical media;
  • - Databases, data visualisation, mapping;
  • - Beyond the book: text and narrative environments;
  • - Mobile and locative media;
  • - Telepresence, telematics, telerobotics;
  • - Artificial life, Artificial intelligence, intelligent agents;
  • - New media art festivals and institutions;
  • - New Media Art: Czech scene.
    required literature
  • DIEZ, Marion (ed.): Lanterna magika: nouvelles technologies dans l'art tchèque du XXe siècle. Praha: Kant, 2002.
  • WARDRIP-FRUIN, N. a kol. (eds.): The New Media Reader. Cambridge: MIT Press, 2003.
  • PAUL, Christiane: Digital art. Thames&Hudson, 2003.
  • MARTIN, Sylvia: Video Art. Taschen, 1992.
  • RUSH, Michael. New Media in Late 20th-Cntury Art. Thames&Hudson, 1999.
  • MEIXNEROVÁ, Marie (ed.) #mm net art – internetové umění ve virtuálním a fyzickém prostoru prezentace. Olomouc: Pastiche Filmz, 2014.
  • FRIELING, R.; DANIELS, D.: Media Kunst Netz/Media Art Net. Vídeň-New York: Springer, 2004.
  • REENA, Jana –TRIBE, Mark: New Media Art. Taschen, 2009.
Teaching methods
Reading, homeworks.
Lectures, class discussions, presentations.
Assessment methods
Attendance (min. 50 %).
Participation in class discussions.
Submission of determined texts’ summaries.
Final written test: The test consists of 20 questions. 50 % correct answers is needed to pass.
Language of instruction
Further comments (probably available only in Czech)
Study Materials
The course is taught annually.
Information on the extent and intensity of the course: 80 hodin výuky/semestr.
The course is also listed under the following terms Spring 2020, Spring 2021, Spring 2022, Spring 2024.
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