Co-Lab: Emergent Media Systems
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Level: Undergraduate, Graduate
Division: The New School for Public Engagement
School: School of Media Studies
Department: Media Studies
Course Number: NMDS 5101
Course Format: Lecture
Location: NYC campus
Permission Required: No
- Media Studies
- Visual Culture
- Media & Culture
This course will provide a broad overview of non-traditional uses of cinematic projection and display for installation, performance and spectacle. Beginning with the premise that all media requires three things: display technology, image media, and a surface, the course will look at every possible combination of these three elements, except the common scenario of single-screen rectilinear display. Grounded in the history of cinema and pre-cinematic projection, key concepts will include the idea of screens as portals that can link disparate places and spaces, and the use of multiple screens to embody multiple viewpoints, both intellectual and physical. Subjects covered will include panoramas, split screens, multimedia, public interactives, expanded cinema practices, live cinema, theatrical performance projection and projector/camera systems. Topics will include the uses of scrims and mirrors, edge blending, anamorphic imaging, stereoscopic media and projecting on three-dimensional and moving objects. The course will be co-taught by Julia Heyward and Perry Hoberman, two internationally known artists who have used a wide variety of unusual projection and display techniques in their work. The course will be presented in collaboration with the new IFP Media Center.