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Making Art in the Age of the Internet

Program(s): Immersion

*Taught Online for Summer 2021Through 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

Course Considerations

Discussion Intensive

Course Overview

Current Grade / Education Level

9th Grade
10th Grade
11th Grade



Start Date

June 21

End Date

July 08

Class Details

Primary Instructor

Takashi Shallow

Academic Interest

Humanities (e.g., arts, philosophy)
Examining Culture and Society

Class Specifics

Course Code

ARTV 10025 94

Class Day(s)

Mon Tues Wed Thurs Fri


Session I

Course Length

3 weeks