DMA 289: Special Topics in Media Arts: Contemporary Media Arts - Fall 2019
Special Topics in Media Arts: Contemporary Media Arts
Introduction to field of contemporary media arts, with focus on current creative practices and their
historical roots. Through lecture, reading, and critical writing, students address central themes such as posthumanism, privacy in
information age, technology and power, identity and virtuality, digital aesthetics, play, network politics, and nonhuman authorship.
Students develop awareness and knowledge of contemporary media art practice, practitioners, and conceptual themes; and how they relate to
history of media arts. Students establish common foundation to discuss works of media art, and baseline orientation to begin further
conceptual and historical research.