New Media, New Technologies


In the summer of 2013, Random International's "Rain Room" was installed at the Museum of Modern Art in New York. Lines to experience the sensation of being rained on without getting wet ranged up to seven hours at times. This merging of new technology with the gallery space proved irresistible, but it also raises questions as to the uses of technology in contemporary art and whether or not this could be much more than a gimmick. As one Yelp reviewer put it, "The Rain Room is definitely an experience. Let's be honest... I'm mostly upset that I didn't get a cool, new Facebook profile pic out of it." This course will consider technological developments in modern and contemporary art -- including photography, video and new media, and digital and Internet art -- as well as forays into new technology that blur the lines between art and science. Prerequisite: L01 113, L01 215, or permission of instructor.
Course Attributes: FA AH; EN H; BU Hum; AS HUM; FA HUM; AR HUM; AH MEA

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New Media, New Technologies
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