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Digital Art and New Media

Semester and Year SU 2009
Course Number K40.1625
Section 001
Days Mon,Wed
Time 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Units 4.0
Level U
Foundation Requirement


Digital media and new methods of visual communication affect how we work, play, see our environment and ourselves. With digital media we can build images and edit graphics easily and effectively. Painting and imaging programs form flexible and powerful tools for constructing imagery that lead to new ways of creating work, new design criteria, and new aesthetics. When computer imaging is combined with interactivity, and distribution such as CD, DVD, and the Internet, the result is interactive multimedia. This project based studio course, designed for beginning to intermediate students, explores ways of constructing images and interactivity. In the computer lab, we focus on methods of creating digital media and art, including painting programs, digital image editing, authoring interactivity and time-based work. Critiques of individual student work, readings, and discussion will examine the evolving formal criteria, aesthetics and social implications of this work. Readings include selections from Paul Klee's Pedagogical Sketchbook. We will visit exhibits of digital work, on-line and at New York City's art spaces.

Course Type

Arts Workshops (ARTS-UG)

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