Course detail

New Media Art 1

FaVU-2USIM-IAcad. year: 2019/2020

The new media art will be presented in this course in the historical perspective, from the point of view of its main forms (media), and related concepts, aesthetics, and poetics.

Learning outcomes of the course unit

After completing the course, student will be able to:
- Define new media art;
- Describe relations between historical avant-guard art and new media art;
- Identify and characterise periods of new media art development;
- Distinguish different kinds of new media art, to determine their location on the timeline of new media art, and to assign the most important authors and works to them;
- List the specific themes of new media art.

Prerequisites

An interest in new media art and the ability to read scholarly texts in English.

Co-requisites

Not applicable.

Recommended optional programme components

Not applicable.

Recommended or required reading

REENA, Jana –TRIBE, Mark: New Media Art. Taschen, 2009. (CS)
MARTIN, Sylvia: Video Art. Taschen, 1992. (CS)
PAUL, Christiane: Digital art. Thames & Hudson, 2003. (CS)
RUSH, Michael. New Media in Late 20th Century Art. Thames & Hudson, 1999. (CS)
FRIELING, R.; DANIELS, D.: Media Kunst Netz / Media Art Net. Vídeň-New York: Springer, 2004. (CS)
WARDRIP-FRUIN, N. a kol. (eds.): The New Media Reader. Cambridge: MIT Press, 2003. (CS)
MANOVICH, Lev: Avant Garde as Software. Lev Manovich Official Website. 1999. Dostupné on-line: http://manovich.net/index.php/projects/avant-garde-as-software (CS)
DUNN, D. – VASULKA, W. – VASULKA, S. (ed.): EIGENWELT DER APPARATE – WELT, Pioneers of Electronic Art. Linz: Ars Electronica, 1992. (CS)
MEIXNEROVÁ, Marie (ed.) #mm net art – internetové umění ve virtuálním a fyzickém prostoru prezentace. Olomouc: Pastiche Filmz, 2014. (CS)

Planned learning activities and teaching methods

Reading - homeworks.
Lectures, class discussions, presentations.

Assesment methods and criteria linked to learning outcomes

Attendance (50 %). Participation in class discussions. Submission of determined texts’s summaries.
Final written test: The test consists of 20 questions. 50 % correct answers is needed to pass.

Language of instruction

Czech

Work placements

Not applicable.

Course curriculum

- New media art: definition and periodization;
- Modern art as new media art;
- Avant-guarde as software;
- Computer Art (60s);
- Video art (70s);
- Expanded cinema (70s);
- Cyber art and interactive instalations (80s);
- Virtual art (80s);
- Net art and hactivism (90s);
- Software art (2000);
- Post-internet art.

Aims

The aim of the course is to acquaint students with the new media art as a specific area of modern and postmodern art, situated at the intersection of computer technology and technical media trajectories of development.

Specification of controlled education, way of implementation and compensation for absences

Attendance is mandatory (50 %).

Classification of course in study plans

  • Programme VUM Master's

    branch VU-D , 1. year of study, winter semester, 3 credits, elective
    branch VU-D , 1. year of study, winter semester, 3 credits, elective
    branch VU-D , 1. year of study, winter semester, 3 credits, elective
    branch VU-VT , 1. year of study, winter semester, 3 credits, elective
    branch VU-VT , 1. year of study, winter semester, 3 credits, elective
    branch VU-VT , 1. year of study, winter semester, 3 credits, elective
    branch VU-VT , 1. year of study, winter semester, 3 credits, elective
    branch VU-VT , 1. year of study, winter semester, 3 credits, elective
    branch VU-VT , 1. year of study, winter semester, 3 credits, elective
    branch VU-IDT , 1. year of study, winter semester, 3 credits, elective
    branch VU-IDT , 1. year of study, winter semester, 3 credits, elective
    branch VU-IDT , 1. year of study, winter semester, 3 credits, elective
    branch VU-IDT , 1. year of study, winter semester, 3 credits, elective
    branch VU-IDT , 1. year of study, winter semester, 3 credits, elective
    branch VU-IDT , 1. year of study, winter semester, 3 credits, elective
    branch VU-IDT , 1. year of study, winter semester, 3 credits, elective
    branch VU-D , 2. year of study, winter semester, 3 credits, elective
    branch VU-D , 2. year of study, winter semester, 3 credits, elective
    branch VU-D , 2. year of study, winter semester, 3 credits, elective
    branch VU-VT , 2. year of study, winter semester, 3 credits, elective
    branch VU-VT , 2. year of study, winter semester, 3 credits, elective
    branch VU-VT , 2. year of study, winter semester, 3 credits, elective
    branch VU-VT , 2. year of study, winter semester, 3 credits, elective
    branch VU-VT , 2. year of study, winter semester, 3 credits, elective
    branch VU-VT , 2. year of study, winter semester, 3 credits, elective
    branch VU-IDT , 2. year of study, winter semester, 3 credits, elective
    branch VU-IDT , 2. year of study, winter semester, 3 credits, elective
    branch VU-IDT , 2. year of study, winter semester, 3 credits, elective
    branch VU-IDT , 2. year of study, winter semester, 3 credits, elective
    branch VU-IDT , 2. year of study, winter semester, 3 credits, elective
    branch VU-IDT , 2. year of study, winter semester, 3 credits, elective
    branch VU-IDT , 2. year of study, winter semester, 3 credits, elective

Type of course unit

 

Lecture

26 hours, optionally

Teacher / Lecturer

eLearning