IM083 The New Media Art Canon. The Best of New Media Art II

Faculty of Arts
Autumn 2020
Extent and Intensity
0/2/0. 4 credit(s). Type of Completion: zk (examination).
Mgr. et Mgr. Adam Franc (lecturer)
doc. Mgr. Jana Horáková, Ph.D. (lecturer)
Mgr. Monika Szűcsová (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
At the end of the semester students will be able * to formulate their own apprehension in the reflexion on media art. * to recognize the influences which affected these media art works * to analyze particular works of media artist according to their position in media art history * to evaluate the contribution of the key works from the history to the development of media art.
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 150 student(s).
Current registration and enrolment status: enrolled: 0/150, only registered: 1/150, only registered with preference (fields directly associated with the programme): 0/150
fields of study / plans the course is directly associated with
Course objectives
The scope of seminars is primarily videoprojection, which introduces students the main characteristic artwork of new media. In this semester seminas maps the history of robotic art and digital art from ´90 till today. The goal of the AV seminar is widening the knowledge about art works, which use the ICT and biotechnology in the broader cultural context.
  • SCIENCE INFLUENCES ART I.: ART AND CYBERCULTURE Gordon Pask: Musicolour 1953 Jean Tinguely: Méta-Harmonie II, 1979, Méta-Matics Roy Ascott_Gesamtdatenwerk Robotic Art Nicolas Schöeffer: CYSP I Edward Ihnatowicz : Senster Ken Rinaldo:Autopoiesis Knowbotic research a Survival Research Laboratory Stelarc Psycho Cyber. DVD 57 min 90´ - DIGITAL REVOLUTION: ART IN THE AGE OF DIGITAL DISTRIBUTION STRATEGIES: KOLABORATION AND PARTICIPATION APROPRIATION AND OPEN SOURCE INTERVENTION ONLINE RE-ENACTMENTS TELEPREZENCE browser art, generative art, glitch art... (Mark Amerika, Ben Benjamin, Olia Lialina, Mark Napier, Ken Goldberg, Peter Weibel, 01´s Eva a Franco Mattes, Futurefarmers...) FROM FUTURISTS TO GLITCH DVD: Bowed Piano Ensemble,Steven Scott: sound sculpture/audio- performance DVD: Christian Marclay: Record Player John Oswald- plunderfónie DJ SPOOKY, Pan Sonic, Aphex Twin VR AS A DREAM AND AS A TECHNOLOGY MYRON KRUEGER: RESPONSIVE ENVIRONMENTS 1977 Osmose, Legible City, CAVE® - A Virtual Reality Theater 1993. SCIENCE INFLUENCES ART II.: ARTIFICIAL LIFE AND A-LIFE ART E.Driessens/Verstappen: Image Cultivating Machine, Sommerer-Mignonneau: A-VOLVE Karl SIMS W.LATHAM SILVER
  • BELL, David. An introduction to cybercultures. 1st publ. London: Routledge, 2001. viii, 246. ISBN 0415246598. info
  • The new media reader. Edited by Noah Wardrip-Fruin - Nick Montfort. Cambridge, Mass.: MIT Press, 2003. xv, 823. ISBN 0262232278. info
  • LISTER, Martin. New media : a critical introduction. 1st publ. London: Routledge, 2003. vi, 404 s. ISBN 0-415-22377-6. info
  • BOLTER, Jay David and Richard A. GRUSIN. Remediation : understanding new media. 1st MIT Press pbk. ed. Cambridge, Mass.: MIT Press, 2000. xi, 295. ISBN 0262522799. info
Teaching methods
AV presentations, following discussion and active attendance and also participating during the seminars
Assessment methods
Final work consists of two components: The first is audio or video / audio or audiovisual presentation (1-5 minutes) The second is the accompanying theoretical concept / abstract of this work (max 1 A4) Assignment: Use any approaches and strategies and re-create older works from the history of new media art. Place the old work in the current context and give it new meaning. Respond current technological capabilities to avant-garde practices, ideas, strategies. Current prosumer is able to create his own story in response to what he just saw. The aim of this final work of audio-visual seminar is the ability of students to express themself not only by theoretical text, but also by their own audio-visual production. AV seminar is only to highlight the key works of new media archeology closely linked to the major concepts and the emergence of new artistic approaches. Availability of recording media, open source software, freeware for editing digital recording enables students to express themself in a more creative way. The aim is to encourage students to actively search tools for processing and manipulating available data.
Language of instruction
Further comments (probably available only in Czech)
The course is taught annually.
The course is taught: every week.
The course is also listed under the following terms Spring 2010, Spring 2011, Spring 2012, Spring 2013, Spring 2014, Spring 2015, Spring 2016, Spring 2017, Spring 2018, Spring 2019, Spring 2020, Spring 2021.
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