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History of Art and Technology is a survey course that explores the relationship between emerging technologies and the influence on the artistic perspective. Topics include: The use of tools, new materials, processes of production, mass communication, new products, inventions, and applications that were originally envisioned to be utilized in an industrial society and how they are now applied in the creation of artwork. The course will also cover the impact that artists have made on the technical world, particularly through the disciplines of printmaking, photography, film, and digital visualization.
Aesthetics and Theory focuses on the philosophical questions that relate to the creation of the content and context of image-making, performance and interactive artistic experiences. Topics include theoretical outlines that examine the mimetic, expressive, and formalistic categories of the plastic arts. Readings include critical essays, manifestos, and historical perspectives of art theory.
Contemporary Art reviews the current state of the digital art culture. Students engage in research and visit exhibition venues on a regular basis, investing time to study the work of artists and designers and write about them. The learning experience is enriched with classroom visits by creative professionals who are working with innovative technologies.