*Taught Online for Summer 2021* Through your everyday use of conventional technology--taking photos on your phone or controlling avatars in a gaming platform--you have already laid the foundation for creating cutting edge art. In this course, students will investigate a range of new media art that uses this technology, building a theoretical and visual vocabulary that will inform their own artwork, critiquing each other’s work along the way toward a culminating, final project. Both students who are new to art and those who aren’t will be accommodated and challenged in this course. Students may find themselves figuring out new ways to engage their otherwise traditional medium of choice or experimenting with new media, such as composing a virtual performance within a video game. In this way, students with a broad range of artistic backgrounds and skill levels will work together, learning how and why you can create serious and even subversive artwork using conventional 21st-century tools.
Daily Course Expectations
- 6 hours of daily work
- Mix of synchronous and asynchronous work (see definitions here)
- 1 required synchronous session per day: 9:00 A.M. to 12:00 P.M. CST
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