DMA 8: Media Histories - Winter 2017

COURSE TITLE:

Media Histories

INSTRUCTOR:

Peter Lunenfeld

TEACHING ASSISTANT(S):

David Ertel,Christina Yglesias,Jonathan Moore,Kristin Mcwharter,Jack Turpin,Alice Chung


DESCRIPTION:

Lecture, three hours; outside study, 12 hours. Synthetic overview of optical media and aesthetic movements covering past two centuries: photography and industrialization/Romanticism (1850 to 1900), cinema and modernism (1900 to 1950), television and postmodernism (1950 to 2000), and digital media and unimodernism (2000 to 2050). How such movements can inform generative work and how understanding these media becomes essential in emerging era of digital humanities. P/NP or letter grading.