- Asian Film Takes on Traditional Asian Culture
- Beginning Drawing: Learning the Fundamentals in Drawing Practice
- Biological Art: Artist in the Shrine of Science and Technology
- Close To The Edge: A Survey Of Important 20th Century Music Outside Of The Mainstream From Abe To Zappa
- The Creative Process
BIOLOGICAL ART: ARTIST IN THE SHRINE OF SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGYMake a collective petri-dish artwork in a day, discuss a genetic-modified glowing rabbit and living tissue sculptures, watch a film about a fringe artist who sends signals into space and works radios with bacteria, experience what things look and sound like at the nanoscale; Go on a field trip to harvest sound recordings, and then make a composition with them to understand how acoustic ecologists have been using sound to bring attention to the environment. Learn about agency, post humanism, transhumanism and the ethics of a progressive and ever more unrecognizable art world. Students will gain an understanding of the term 'interdisciplinary' as it relates to Artscience, and will work in groups towards a final artistic project.
What the Course Covers
- Learn about the latest technologies and the ways in which art has been and is currently being created at the forefront of biotechnology
- Discover the science behind key bioart works and the art behind key scientific discoveries
- Gain the tools for effective communication and discussion both within the arts and the sciences
- Video, slides, movies, hands-on work, field recording and sounds walks, guest lectures and weekly artistic projects
- Students who are interested in aesthetic crossovers of art, science and technology.
- Students who enjoy discussing new ideas, being creative and thinking outside the box.
This course can be used toward completion of the Visual, Literary and Performing Arts (VLPA) requirement.
Meets: T W Th F, 9:30 a.m. – noon
Instructor: Joel Ong
Course Number: DXARTS 198
Course Status: Open