DMA 173: Topics In Visual Communication And Image: From Cave To Coliseum: Unauthorized History Of Spectatorship - Fall 2020

COURSE TITLE:

Topics In Visual Communication And Image: From Cave To Coliseum: Unauthorized History Of Spectatorship

INSTRUCTOR:

Nikita Gale

TEACHING ASSISTANT(S):

Zeynep Abes


DESCRIPTION:

Study asks what future of spectatorship is, in increasingly individualized and isolated present; what is at stake, and what can be gained from highly customized modes of communication; how technology, from fire to blockchain, has influenced how and where power is located within systems of spectatorship; and how spectatorship can be thought about in relation to social, political, economic and environmental crises. Consideration of sociopolitical and aesthetic conditions of spectatorship, through interdisciplinary framework of postcolonial and queer theory, disability studies, critical media studies, architecture, performance, black feminism, and visual art. Students discuss assigned readings (sometimes films or audio works) and lectures. Students develop small-group projects that culminate in final project in form of digitally accessible media
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