TIM_BK_011 New Media Art I

Faculty of Arts
Autumn 2021
Extent and Intensity
1/1/0. 5 credit(s). Type of Completion: zk (examination).
Taught in person.
doc. Mgr. Jana Horáková, Ph.D. (lecturer)
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 17. 9. 17:00–18:40 N41, Fri 15. 10. 17:00–18:40 N41, Fri 12. 11. 17:00–18:40 N41, Fri 10. 12. 17:00–18:40 N41
- 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 I 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: 7/100, 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.
  • - New media art: definition and periodization;
  • - Modern art as new media art;
  • - Avant-guarde as software;
  • - Computer Art (60s);
  • - Video art (70s);
  • - Expanded cinema (70s);
  • - Cyber art and interactive instalations (80s);
  • - Virtual art (80s);
  • - Net art and hactivism (90s);
  • - Software art (2000s);
  • - Post-internet art.
    required literature
  • RUSH, Michael. New Media in Late 20th-Cntury Art. Thames&Hudson, 1999.
  • FRIELING, R.; DANIELS, D.: Media Kunst Netz/Media Art Net. Vídeň-New York: Springer, 2004.
  • REENA, Jana –TRIBE, Mark: New Media Art. Taschen, 2009.
  • Dunn, D. – Vasulka, W. – Vasulka, S. (ed.) EIGENWELT DER APPARATE – WELT, Pioneers of Electronic Art. Linz: Ars Electronica, 1992.
  • MARTIN, Sylvia: Video Art. Taschen, 1992.
  • PAUL, Christiane: Digital art. Thames&Hudson, 2003.
  • MANOVICH, Lev: Avant Garde as Software. Lev Manovich Official Website. 1999. Dostupné on-line: http://manovich.net/index.php/projects/avant-garde-as-software
  • WARDRIP-FRUIN, N. a kol. (eds.): The New Media Reader. Cambridge: MIT Press, 2003.
Teaching methods
Reading, homeworks.
Lectures, class discussions, presentations.
Assessment methods
- Attendance (min. 50 %).
- Participation in class discussions.
- Submission of determined texts’ summaries.
- Written test (the test consists of 20 questions, 50 % correct answers is needed to pass).
Language of instruction
Follow-Up Courses
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 Autumn 2019, Autumn 2020, Autumn 2022, Autumn 2023.
  • Enrolment Statistics (Autumn 2021, recent)
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