TIM_M_004 New Media Art Obsessions II

Faculty of Arts
Spring 2020
Extent and Intensity
1/1/0. 6 credit(s). Type of Completion: zk (examination).
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
Thu 16:00–17:40 K12
- The course is designed for students of the follow-up MA program TIM.
- Knowledge of new media art on the level of the Bachelor's degree is assumed.
- An 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 150 student(s).
Current registration and enrolment status: enrolled: 13/150, only registered: 0/150, 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 aim of the course is to acquaint students with dominant themes, recurring topics, and interpretative frameworks of new media art.
Learning outcomes
After completion of the course, student will be able to:
- discuss dominant themes and recurring topics of the new media art;
- describe primarily strategies of artistic usage of new media;
- designate differences between primarily interpretative frameworks of new media art.
  • Interpretative frames of new media art:
  • - Sounding images: performativity of code.
  • - Software studies: engaged science and speculative software.
  • - Apparat-operator system and General theory of Gesture.
  • - Figure of Cyborg: post-humanism vs. trans-humanism.
  • - The world of machines and sublime.
  • - Logics of remediation: transparency and hypermediacy.
  • - Evil Media.
  • - Hack-ability.
  • - Postmodern machine: remake, remix, appropriation.
  • HORÁKOVÁ, Jana. Listening to Art on a Seabed. Musicologica Brunensia, Brno: Masarykova univerzita, 2017, roč. 52, 2017, č. 1, s. 155-168. ISSN 1212-0391. doi:10.5817/MB2017-1-15.
  • HAYLES, Katherine N. How We Became Posthuman. Virtual Bodies in Cybernetics, Literature, and Informatics. Chicago - London: University of Chicago Press, 1999.
  • HORÁKOVÁ, Jana. Úvod do softwarových studií. 1. vyd. Brno: Masarykova univerzita, 2014. Elportál. ISBN 978-80-210-7214-5.
  • NAVAS, Eduardo: Remix Theory. http://remixtheory.net/
  • FLUSSER, Vilém; BEC, Louis. Vampyroteuthis Infernalis. A Treatise, with a Report by the Institut Scientifique de Recherche Paranaturaliste. Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press, 2012. FULLER, Matthew. Software studies: a lexicon. Cambridge, Mass.:
  • FLUSSER, Vilém. Into the Universe of Technical Images. Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press, 2011.
  • BOLTER, Jay David: Remediation. Understanding new media. MIT Press, 2000.
  • HORÁKOVÁ, Jana. The Gestures That Software Culture Is Made Of. In MAP – Media / Archive / Performance, Leipzig, Germany: Hochschule für Musik und Theater “Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy”, 2016, No. 7, p. 1-18. Available online: < http://www.perfomap.de/map7
  • FULLER, Matthew. Software Studies. A Lexicon. London: MIT Press, 2008.
  • FULLER, Matthew a Andrew GOFFEY. Evil media. Cambridge, Massachusetts: The MIT Press, 2012. ISBN 978-0-262-01785-5.
Teaching methods
Lectures, readings, discussions, presentations by students.
Assessment methods
Active participation in lectures, participation at presentations by professionals.
Written test (10 questions, at least 50% of the correct answers), research papers submission, and selected topic presentation in front of class.
Language of instruction
Further Comments
Study Materials
The course is taught annually.
The course is also listed under the following terms Spring 2021.
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