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Week 1 Introduction; Two Cultures


Reading

Snow, C.P. "The Two Cultures." 

Bohm, David. "On Creativity." 

Peat, David. "David Bohm, Paul Cezanne and Creativity." 

Wilson, Stephen. "Myths and Confusion in Thinking About Art/Science/Technology." 

Vesna, V. "Third Culture: Being in Between."


Speaker

1/06 Tu: Lecture Introduction
1/08 Th: Lecture Two Cultures, the Scientific Method, the Artistic "Method"



Media Resources

Week 1 Lecture Notes (PDF) (HTML w/ links)
> Steve Kurtz Lecture Video


Links

Articles
Jenae Cohn > Double Lives

Week 2 Mathematics, Perspective, Time and Space


Reading

Required:
Henderson, L. "The Fourth Dimension and Non-Euclidean Geometry in Modern Art."

Additional:
Osserman, R. "Poetry of the Universe: A Mathematical Exploration of the Cosmos."
Miller, Arthur. "Einstein, Picasso: Space, Time and the Beauty That Causes Havoc."



Speaker

01/13 Tu: Lecture Mathematics, Perspective, Time and Space
01/15 Th: TAs


Media Resources

Week 2 Lecture Notes (PDF) (HTML w/ links)
> Buckminster Fuller at Nano
> 04/11/07 - Casey Reas Lecture Video
> n0time Network Screensaver


Links

Math Art

Brian Evans
Carlo H. Séquin
Clifford Pickover
Helman Furguson > Sculpture
Hollis Cooper
John Sullivan
Martin Bonadeo
Thomas Briggs
Nathan Selikoff
Sonia Sheridan > Generative Systems
Kenneth Huff > Organic Constructions
Brent Collins > Sculpture, Sculpture
Reuben Margolin > Wave Installations
Julian Beever > Pavement Drawings
Wolfram Math World > Mandelbrot Set
Tony Smith > Music and Physics
University of Minnesota > The Golden Ratio
Discover Magazine > Pollock's Fractals
Xah Lee > Algorithmic Mathematical Art
Helmer Asklaksen > Mathematics in Art and Architecture

Exhibitions & Spaces

Bit Art > Archive
SetPixel > Artist Group
Bitforms > Gallery
Mathematica > Gallery
The Bridges Organization > Gallery
Art From Code > Generator.X
LACDA > New Math
ReadMe > Software Art Annual
The iotaCenter > Visual Music Center

Algorithmic Art/Code

Amit Pitaru
Andy Lomas
Antoine Schmitt
Brad Borevitz
Brian Knep
Brody Condon
Camille Utterback
Casey Reas
Charles Csuri
Golan Levin
John Maeda
Rick Mullarky
Robert Nideffer
Tim Quinn
Alessandro Capozzo > Abstract Codex
Shirley Shor > Architectural Algorithms
Douglas Edric Stanley > Blog
Charles Forman > SetPixel
Jason E. Lewis > The Thought Shop
Casey Reas > Process 6
Bert G. Wachsmut > Poincare Pool
Julian Pacaud > Automatic Art



Week 3 Industrial Age, Kinetic Art, Robotics


Reading

Required Reading:
Benjamin, Walter.
"The Work of Art in the Age of Mechanical Reproduction."
Davis, Douglas. "The Work of Art in the Age of Digital Reproduction (An Evolving Thesis: 1991-1995)"

Recommended Reading:
Fuller, R.Buckminster. "Operating Manual for Spaceship Earth."




Speaker

1/20 M: Lecture Industrial Age, Kinetic Art, Robotics
1/22 M: Lecture Industrial Age, Kinetic Art, Robotics (Part 2)



Media Resources

Week 3 Lecture Notes (PDF) (HTML w/ links)
> Ken Goldberg
> Chris Csikszenmihayli
> Circuit Bending Video
> Sean Dockray - "Enter, Mark, Spend!"
> Modern Times - Chris Coleman
> 04/16/07 - Monday Lecture Video


Links

Organizations

Art & Robotics Group
Kinetic Art Organization
Artbots
Critical Art Ensemble
Dorkbot
We Make Money Not Art
Robotics Society

Artists

Leonel Moura > Robot Painting
Beatriz Da Costa > Activist Media
Gelitin > Artist Group
Gustav Metzger > Auto-Destructive Art
Simon Penny > Autonomic Sculpture
Survival Research Laboratories > Destruction Performance
Rania Ho > Device Art
Wim Delvoye > Digestion Machines
Mark Haustein > Digital Sculpture and Installation
Guy Marsden > Electronic Artworks
Jason Ditmars > Electronic Installation
Paul Demarinis > Electronic Media
Bruce Cannon > Electronic Sculpture
Soda Group > Experimental Electronics
Crispin Jones > Experimental Electronics
Stephanie Syjuco > Experimental Electronics
Amichi Wolf > Experimental Electronics
Lewis de Soto > Installation and Public Art
Tatsuo Miyajima > Installation and Sculpture

Mark Mandel > Interactive Art
Daniel Rozin > Interactive Art
Ken Feingold > Interactive Installations
Ken Rinaldo > Interactive Installations
David Moises > Interactive Machines
Jim Pallas > Interactive Sculptures
Bernie Lubell > Interactive Wood Machines
Joseph DeLappe > Kinetic Installations
Daniel Miller > Kinetic Installations
Gregory Shakar > Kinetic Installations
Jeppe Hein > Kinetic Installations
James Woodfill > Kinetic Installations
Gregory Barsamian > Kinetic Sculpture
Gijs van Bon > Kinetic Sculpture
Taylor Hokanson > Kinetic Sculpture
Larnie Reid Fox > Kinetic Sculpture
Nicholas Stedman > Kinetic Sculpture
Erik Hobijn > Large-Scale Projects
Hiro Yamagata > Laser Installations
Paul Klotz > LED Art
Miguel Chavelier > Light Projection Installations
Leo Villareal > Light Sculpture
Arthur Ganson > Machines
Daniel Jolliffe > Machines
Fred Abels > Machine Sculpture
Val Valgardson > Organic / Kinetic Sculpture
Marc Thorpe > Robots
Marc Bohlen > Tech Art
Eric Orr > Tesla Tower - Electrum Project
Alan Rath > Video Sculpture
Rafael Lozano-Hemmer > Web and Architecture



Week 4 Human Body and Medicine


Reading

REQUIRED READING
The Oath by Hippocrates, 400 B.C.
Hippocratic Oath—Modern Version by Louis Lasagna, 1964

SUGGESTED READING
Ascott, Roy. "On Networking."
Ingber, D. "The Architecture of Life."
Waldby, Catherine. "The Visible Human Project: Informatic Bodies and Posthuman Medicine."
Adler, R. "From Hippocratus to the Human Genome." 2004.
Stelarc. "The Obsolete Body."



Speaker

1/27 Tu: Blogs / Human Body and Mind
1/29 Th: Guest speaker: Stefanie Adcock, Art | Science assistant director, "Body, Art, Disease" symposium organizer / Human Body and Mind (Part 2) / Media


Media Resources

Week 4 Lecture Notes (PDF) (HTML w/ links)
> Media & Medicine: Environment & the Mind
> 4/30/07 Lecture Video
> 5/2/07 Roy Ascott Video (362mb quicktime)


Links

Artists > Flesh and Blood

Fakir Musafar
Franko B
Giovanna Maria Casetta
Mark Quinn > Blood Portraits
Aaron Gach > Tactical Magic
Break21 > Body Artists
Boris Sincek > Bullet Performance
Christophe Luxereau > Electrum Corpus
Eclipse > Dildo Joystick
Eduardo Kac > Time Capsule, A Positive
Erwin Driessens & Maria Verstappen Breed > Notnot, Etickle
Joan Fontcuberta > Hemograms
J. Holt > Transhuman
Kevin Warwick > Body Embedded Chips
Kira O'Reily > Blood Perfromance
Julia Rodica > Artificial Hymens
Laura Splan > Blood, Medical
Natasha Vita-More > Primo Postmodern, Transhumanist Arts & Culture
Niko Raes > Suspension
Nita Sturiale > Blood Magnetics
Orlan > Body Modification
ReSearch > Modern Primitives
Sichalis Spichle > Kuh

Artists > Medicine, Hospitals, Bodily Fluids, Birth, Death , Disease, Drugs

Louise K. Wilson
Alexa Wright > Breakthrough
Ann Chamberlain > Vital Signs, Genetic Fingerprint
Annie Cattrell > MRI-Based Works
Annie Cattrell & Mark Lythgoe > fMRI Sculptures
Ars Electronica > Life Sciences, Next Sex
Beagles & Ramsay > Black Pudding
César Martìnez Silva > Installation: Las Transpiraciones del Desgaste
Chapman Brothers > Mannequins
Chng Nai Wee > Biotechnics, Biometry
Christa Sommerer & Laurent Mignonneau > Picoscan Body Scan Influence A Life Form
Colleen Wolstenholm > Pill Sculptures
David Goodsell > HIV in Blood Serum
Diana Domingues > Trans-E Homesite
Diane Ludin > Viral Portraits
Drew Berry > Body Code
Emily Watson > Jewelry Influenced by Body Image
Erich Berger, Patricia Futterer & Sandy Stone > Cyborg Detector
Etoy > Mission Eternity
Eva Wohlgemuth - BodyScan
Eve Laramee > Cellular Memories
Fernando Arias > HIV, Public Health
Franko B > I'm Not Your Babe,
Gail Wight > Emotonil
Gina Czarnecki > Infection, Contagion

Helen Chadwick > Unnatural Selection
Helen Donis-Keller > Migraine Aura
Iñigo Manglano-Ovalle > Banks in Pink and Blue Sperm Cryogenics, Geography of Pain
Jane Prophet > Distinctions and Counterposes MRI Transplants to Heart Data Prototypes
Jason Nelson > Pandemic Rooms
Joan Fontcuberta > Hemograms
Jordan Baseman & Francis Wells > Circulate
Julie Newdoll > Taste Bud Cell Kimono
Justine Cooper > RAPT MRI
Kim-Trang Tran > Blindness Series, Death
Koan Jeff Baysa, Dominique Nahas > Blood/Brain Barrier Show
Laura Splan > Simple Maneuvers Paper Models of Surgical Procedures, Stethoscope, Integrated Bodies, Bone Plate, Wallpaper, Trepidation, Domesticated Viscera
Margi Geerlinks > Twins, Mirror
Marie-Jeanne Musiol > Energy Project
Mariela Cádiz & Kent Clelland > Elevantate
Marilene Oliver > I Know You Inside Out MRI, Family Portrait
Mat Fraser > Disabled Bodies
Melinda Rackham > Carrier
Mona Hatoum > Corps étranger
Nina Czegledy > Digitized Bodies
Oliver Kunkel > Mosquito Box (AIDS)
Patrice Caire > Cyberhead
Paul Vanouse > Items 1–2,000: A Corpus Of Knowledge On The Rationalized Subject
Phillip Warnell > ENDO-ECTO Alt Endoscopy
Reiner Maria Matysik > Comics
Richard Sawdon-Smith > AIDS
Richard Stanford > Reconstructing Death, Programmed Cell Death
R. Zwijnenberg et al. > Mediated Body Program
Samuel Bianchini & Peter Hanappe If I were U
Steve Miller > Neomort, Representation with Identification, Johanne
Steve Miller > L'Origin du Monde Sonogram
Steven Oscherwitz > Cancer Cell Paintings
Susan Aldworth > Brain Works, fMRI-Based Images
Suzanne Anker > Golden Boy, Butterfly & the Brain, Alt Aborted Fetus
Susan Robb > Golden Tower
Tamiko Thiel Metamorphoses
Ubermorgen > Psych|OS, Lilly Controls My Originals
Victoria Vesna > Bodies Inc.
Virgil Wong > Male Pregnancy, PlayDoctor, PhineasMap, Corporal Garden (MRI Imagery Projection), NanoDocs
Warren Neidich > Mutated Observer Apparatus Connection Between Brain Function & Media, Artbrain Neuroaesthetics Journal, Blow Up
Wellcome Trust Medical Art > Head On
Wim Delvoye > Cloaca (Digestive System Simulation)
Zoran Todorovic > Surgery Performance



Week 5 Review and Midterm


Reading

Midterm Due February 8th by Midnight
The midterm is a 10 page presentation in addition to the normal blog. Students will turn in their Midterm Presentation and blog to their TA by February 8th at midnight. Please post your blog as you normally do, and email your professor the presentation. You can download the presentation template as a PowerPoint file here: PowerPoint Template (available shortly)

FORMAT: If you don't use movies/animations in your presentation, please submit your presentation as a PDF file (you can do this by exporting or printing to a PDF from PowerPoint or Keynote). If you included movies/animations, please send the PowerPoint or Keynote file (reminder: if your using PowerPoint, you must also email the movie file as the program does not embed them).

POWERPOINT TEMPLATE (use the template to fill in your information)
:
Page 1: Title Page (DESMA 9: Art, Science and Technology. Title. Name. Section)
Page 2: Abstract(~100 words)
Page 3: Concept/Topic (~100 words)
Page 4: Context & Precedents (imagery/text)
Page 5-7: Project Proposal + Diagram/Illustration (~100 words)
Page 8: Conclusion (~100 words)
Page 9: References. Please use the MLA Handbook for format guidelines
Page 10: Bibliography/Links (20 minimum). Please use the MLA Handbook for format guidelines

MIDTERM BLOG
500-800 words
part 1: write a paragraph or two that ties together the topics from week 1-4 (i.e. discuss how they're related).
part 2: discuss how your presentation idea relates to the topics discussed in part 1



Speaker

2/03 Tu: Review Weeks 1-4
2/05 Th: Review Weeks 1-4


Media Resources


Links

Week 6 Biotech


Reading

REQUIRED READING
Genetic Technologies and Animals

Leonardo’s choice: the ethics of artists working with genetic technologies by Carol Gigliotti


SUGGESTED READING
What is Life? by Lynn Margulis and Dorion Sagan

GAIA — James Lovelock

Consciousness Reframed: Abstracts 3. Roy Ascott. p. 3 → 'Edge-Life:
technoetic structures and moist media' (by Roy Ascott)

Experiment: conversations in art and science. Bergit Arends and Davina
Thackara. p. 96 → 'Red and Wet on the Iron Air'

Scientific Serendipity: Anat Art and Science Residency Program
1999/2001. p. 21 → Oron Catts and Ionat Zurr





Speaker




Media Resources


Links

CIAC’s Electronic Magazine, no. 23, 2005 BioArt
http://www.ciac.ca/magazine/archives/no_23/en/index.html

Plant Breeding
http://quorumsensing.ifas.ufl.edu/HCS200/Breefrme.html

Genetics of corn – Barbara McClintock
http://quorumsensing.ifas.ufl.edu/HCS200/McCl.html

Birth of Biotech: Watson and Crick
http://usinfo.state.gov/journals/ites/1005/ijee/ramde.htm

Race for the DNA
http://osulibrary.orst.edu/specialcollections/coll/pauling/dna/videos/index.html

Art as a Form of Life: Joe Davis
http://www.thegatesofparadise.com/joe_davis.htm

Symbiotica
http://www.symbiotica.uwa.edu.au

Dolly the first cloned sheep
http://www.24hourmuseum.org.uk/nwh_gfx_en/ART15679.html

Art Science event: Genetic Engineering and Animals
http://artsci.ucla.edu/events/biotech.html

Paradise NOW exhibition
http://www.genomicart.org/pn-home.htm

Week 7 Memory and Consciousness


Reading




Speaker

2/17 Tu: Memory and consciousness lecture
2/19 Th:
Part 1: Midterm reviews.
Part 2: Guest speaker: Siddarth Ramakrishnan, postdoctoral fellow in the Department of Physiology.


Media Resources


Links

Week 8 Space


Reading




Speaker

2/24 Tu:
Part 1: SPACE lecture.
Part 2: Guest speaker: Linda Weintraub, author, independent curator of contemporary art, NY
2/26 Th:
Part 1: Blog reviews.
Part 2: Visit to Walter Geckelman's Physics Plasma Lab (to be confirmed).


Media Resources


Links

Week 9 Nanotechnology


Reading

REQUIRED READING
The Nanomeme Syndrome: Blurring of fact & fiction in the construction of a new science
by Jim Gimzewski and Victoria Vesna


SUGGESTED READING
Nanoart: Seeing the Invisible. Stefano Raimondi.

Nano: The Emerging Science of Nanotechnology. Ed Regis.

Travels to the Nanoworld. Michael Gross.

Nanotechnology: Molecular Speculations on Global Abundance. BC Crandall. p. 49 → 'In-Vivo Nanoscope and the 'Two-Week Revolution'' (by Ted Kaehler)





Speaker

3/3 Tu:
Part 1: NANOTECHNOLOGY lecture.
Part 2: Guest speaker: Professor James Gimzewski, Dept of Chemistry and the California Nanosystems Institute.



3/5 Th:

SOUND + SCIENCE SYMPOSIUM

UCLA CNSI Auditorium

March 5 + 6 2009 10am-9pm

Attendance and blogging of at least two presentation required.


The UCLA Art | Sci Center + Lab and the University of California Digital Arts Research Network (UCDARnet) proudly announce the Sound + Science Symposium, a two-day event bringing together leading figures from a variety of disciplines to discuss scientific research and technological breakthroughs concerned with sound and their applications and implications in relation to questions of culture, politics, history, environment, art and music.



The Sound + Science Symposium will take place Thursday, March 5 and Friday, March 6, at UCLA's California NanoSystems Institute (CNSI) Auditorium and will include presentations, film screenings, discussions, and social gatherings. All events are free to the public - Parking is $9 all day, available near CNSI in structure 9, adjacent to the building. For a complete schedule of events and list of speakers, please visit our website: http://artsci.ucla.edu/sound/




Media Resources


Links

NANO
http://nano.arts.ucla.edu

ART NANO: NISE exploratorium
http://www.nisenet.org/artnano/

http://www.nano.gov/html/facts/nanoscale.html

http://news.cnet.com/nanotech/

http://www.sciam.com/topic.cfm?id=nanotechnology

http://web.mit.edu/isn/aboutisn/index.html

http://www.thenewatlantis.com/publications/military-robots-and-the-laws-of-war

http://www.nanotechproject.org/multimedia/flash/MOS/davemos.html

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5jqQxuVncmc

http://vodpod.com/watch/969002-solar-paint

http://www.kqed.org/quest/television/view/189

http://blog.wired.com/wiredscience/2009/02/nanopuppets.html

http://vodpod.com/watch/1274654-nanowiki-capsules-english

http://ngm.nationalgeographic.com/2006/06/nanotechnology/video-interactive

http://vodpod.com/watch/445010-carbon-nanotubes

http://www.azonano.com/nanotechnology-video-details.asp?VidID=122

http://www.azonano.com/nanotechnology-video-details.asp?VidID=139

http://www.azonano.com/nanotechnology-video-details.asp?VidID=173

http://www.newscientist.com/gallery/dn16372-twisting-nanobristles

http://www.freepressinternational.com/2009/02/video-nanotechnology/

http://www.kqed.org/quest/blog/2007/03/27/discuss-the-nanotechnology-takes-off-tv-story/

http://videos.howstuffworks.com/howstuffworks/462-how-nanotechnology-works-video.htm

http://www.technologyreview.com/biomedicine/22111/

http://www.nano.gov/html/facts/nanoscale.html

http://news.cnet.com/nanotech/

http://www.sciam.com/topic.cfm?id=nanotechnology

http://www4.gelifesciences.com/APTRIX/upp01077.nsf/Content/incell_competition2008

http://science.howstuffworks.com/nanotechnology3.htm

http://www.nanowerk.com/nanotechnology/videos/nano_videos.php?cat=mat

http://www.nanowerk.com/nanotechnology/videos/Electronics_how_small_can_we_go.php

http://www.nanowerk.com/nanotechnology/videos/Silicon_nanophotonics.php

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2009/02/090227112309.htm

Addict Lab:
http://www.addictlab.com/MAG_nano/nano_presents.swf

Particles of Interest: tales from the matter market
nanotechnology through experimental media
http://www.pitmm.net/

Richard Feynman talk: There's Plenty of Room at the Bottom
http://www.zyvex.com/nanotech/feynman.html

Tools from Nanotech
http://www.fei.com/

Foresight Institute
http://www.foresight.org/

Week 10 FINAL


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