The Eye Through Time: History, Aesthetics, and Perception

Term: Spring 2010

Subject Code: GHIS

Course Number: 5154

This course will interrogate historical approaches to the study of perception -- concentrating on vision and visuality. We will integrate histories of science, art, technology, and media. The course will focus on developing new methods for historical and ethnographic research on topics such as aesthetics, space, design, architecture, and media. The course will be particularly focused on fostering independent student research and projects. Readings may include such figures as: Ranciere, Deleuze, Foucault, Latour, Panofsky, Daston, Gunning, Crary.

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