Global Cultures and Difference in Media Arts
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Division: The New School for Public Engagement
School: School of Media Studies
Course Number: NCOM 4001
Course Format: Lecture
Permission Required: No
Reflecting the experimental nature of media arts, and inspired by recent developments in higher education, this multi-nodal course is designed to be an alternative to the conventional university seminar. In addition to being a part of the FemTechNet's continuing DOCC (Distributed Open Collaborative Course), this course will also be taught alongside a companion course at Nanyang Technological University’s School of Art, Design and Media in Singapore. The course explores media art genres and practices intersectionally situated between nations, languages, cultures, genders, sexualities, places and ethnicities. The focus will be on art and design movements, filmic practices and transmedia works that use aesthetic and subjective modalities of difference to expand media forms, creating diverse multimodal experiences and environments. Throughout the term, students will collaborate with colleagues across universities, nations and cultures to collectively create a database narrative and archive of class materials, group projects and discussions. This course creates an opportunity to focus on how local or regional media artists and collectives in, and around, Singapore and New York respond to and challenge theoretical concepts of “difference,” while shaping multiple understandings of place and identity.
Course Open to: Degree Students
Open to Undergraduate students.