ART / COM 211 • Art and Technology • Fall 2011

Section J • M-W • 4:30-6:50p • BAS 123

secheverry at | CAS Annex 112 | 813 - 813 257 3769 | Office hours by appointment only
Week Description Assignments Multimedia / Readings
Syllabus, goals of the class, required readings, general presentation and statistics of the students.

Early History of Multimedia. Oral Tradition, Text, / Aristotle’s Poetics / Greek Theater / Roman Circus / Middle Ages: Architecture and life / Religious vs. Pagan performance.Renaissance / / Economics / 1492 / Gutenberg Print // Baroque = America's gold / theatrum  mundi + deus ex machina / Baroque Opera / Control of Nature
Explore: Juan Carlos Delgado post your comments of his work on your blogs
Cecilia Bartolli - Sacrificium // Ombra Mai Fu
• Go to and create your own BLOG for this class. Post your first feelings of the class in it and post who you are, describing yourself and telling me what you expect from this class

• Send me an email BEFORE THE FOLLOWING CLASS from your personal UT email account, letting me know the url of your blog.
Farinelli – Gérard Corbiau / Vatel – Roland Joffé / Monteverdi’s Orpheus

CDs: Lully - Atys ~ by Jean-Baptiste Lully, William Christie, Les Arts Florissants / Médée, Charpentier, Les Arts Florissants

Opera: from Mozart to Richard Strauss, evolution of an elitist expression of art
Watch Pjotr Sapegin's Madama Butterfly animation and comment about it on your blogs
Go to the MacDonald Kelce Library, watch any of their available Operas in DVD or VHS and write a three page paper describing the "mise en scene" what types of technologies were used and HOW would you transform the same opera into a XXI century video game.

Movies: Amadeus – Milos Forman / ARIA – Robert Altman and others / Wagner - Der Ring des Nibelungen - Patrice Chéreau - Pierre Boulez, Bayreuth Festival (Complete Ring Cycle) DVD (2000) / Don Giovanni – Karajan / Le Nozze di Figaro – Peter Sellars.

Popular entertainment
Vaudeville, burlesque, cabaret => Broadway

Behind the Scenes of WICKED
Explore Angel de Quinta's STAGE DOOR Blog with an amazing collection of excerpts from Broadway plays. Even though it is in Spanish, look for 7 video excerpts that use technology in a creative way. Post these excerpts in your blogs and comment on how and why do you consider the usage of technology was important in your selections. This blog entry will be graded Separately
Movies: Berlin: Die Sinfonie der Großstadt – Walter Ruttman / Chaplin – Richard Attenborough / Whatever Happened to Baby Jane – Robert Aldrich / Broadway, the American Musical – Michael Kantor

From photos to film: time based media
Muybridge / Edison / Lumière / Méliès / Eisenstein / Griffith
Evolution of film in the 20th century
BW -> Animation -> Sound -> Color -> Stereoscopy -> big format

PBS: History of Photography
Photo 2 / NEMO
BLUBLU / Broken Fingaz / Hudson / Eness / Varanese
Drake Arnold / KT Rice

Go to a thrift store and purchase an old book that you will use to create your own flip page animation. At least 200 pages. Open topic.

Read: New Media in Art (NMA): Introduction
Movies: Landmarks of Early Film Vols 1 and 2 / Battleship Potiomkin – Eisenstein / Intolerance – Griffith
La Passion de Jeanne d’Arc – Carl Dreyer / Metropolis – Fritz Lang / The Jazz Singer – Alan Crossland / The Blue Angel – Joseph Von Sternberg / Casablanca – Michael Curtiz / Wizard of Oz – Victor Fleming / Gone with the wind – Victor Fleming / Singing in the Rain – Stanley Donen / The birds – Hitchcock / Citizen Kane – Orson Welles etc….

Electronics in the audiovisual world
From the battery to the microchip / train -> pony express -> telegraph -> telephone -> civil band -> radio -> mechanical tv -> television -> magnetic recording / video tape + CD + DVD -> cable <-> satelite
Movies: Radio Days – Woody Allen / Original recording of “War of the worlds” by Orson Welles / Early days of TV


Binary world
Abacus / Kipus / Encryption / Rosetta stone / Torah , Talmud, Kabalah / Morse code / binary conversion / vacuum  tubes / eniac / transistors / chips / evolution of computers into networked environments GUI / Arpanet / Internet / Computing environments /

Create a work of art using the notion of "Grid Art". More details to be given in class

History of Computing Science
by Michelle A. Hoyle
Movies: The Triumph of the Nerds


Artists and Technology 1900 - 1960
Duchamp, DADA, Hugo Ball, SURREALISM, BAUHAUS, Abstract Expressionism, Beatniks, Jack Kerouac, Allen Ginsberg, William Burroughs, POP, Warhol TDK, Warhol Stars , Yves Klein

Using a Xerox machine, photocopy parts of yourself and create a 2D and/or 3D work of art inspired by any of the Art Movements seen in class. At least 2 feet x 3 feet
Man Ray, Marcel Duchamp, Picabia, Tzara..... Movies: Un chien andalou – Luis Buñuel / Lichtspiel: Schwartz-Weiß-Grau – Laszlo Moholy-Nagy /


Performance Art, Media and New Technologies
Viennese Actionists FILMS, FLUXUS | 37 FILMS | AUDIO / Nam June Paik, Charlotte Moorman #2 #3, John Cage #2 #4 / Joseph Beuys / Gilbert and George #1 #2 #4 #5 / Vito Acconci / Orlan, Stelarc #1 SITE obsolete body, Tatsumi Hijikata, Butoh, Sankai Juku #1 #2 #3, Ko Murobushi #2, Kazuo Ohno #2, Carlotta Ikeda / Yoko Ono / Bob Flanagan / New Romantics, Leigh Bowery / Klaus Nomi / / Genesis P.Orridge Throbbing Gristle, Psychic TV, Song Doc, Interview / Petra Flurr #2 / Laurie Anderson #2 Squat theater, Wooster Group, WooTube, John Jessurun, #2 Troika Ranch #2 /// Flash Mobs: Hallelluya, Oprah, Frozen Grand Central
NMA: Chapter 1
New Media
The Human Canvas #2
Inspired by ANY of the artists mentioned in class, record a 3 minute maximum video of your own performance art piece related to the impact of TECHNOLOGY in your life. More details to be given in class. No panhandling!
9 Video | Installation : link: Magnetic recording - H2G2
Nam June Paik, Wolf Vostell, Andy Warhol, Jim Campbell, Bill Viola #2, David Hall, Michel Jaffrenou, Gilles Charalambos, Jose A. Restrepo, Pippilotti Rist, Richard Serra, Woody Vasulka, Jenny Holzer, Bruce Nauman, Ryan Trecartin, Gary Hill, Peter Campus, The Residents, Brian Eno, JODI, Lev Manovich, Shirin Neshat, Tony Oursler, Chris Cunnigham, Michel Gondry, Marco Brambilla, Sculpture, Video Mapping : Lyon, Nuit Blanche, Zocalo, Branchage
Colombian videoart
• technology: modul8 / madmapper
NMA: Chapters 2 and 3
. Subject: VIDEO DECONSTRUCTION. Create your own video art piece with any available tools at hand ( DV Cams, Cell Cams, VHS tapes, DVDs, webcams etc...) Minimum 1 minute excluding credits, maximum 3 minutes including credits.
N/B: The audio of your video art piece MUST be completely copyright free and totally created by you. I encourage you to explore whichever available audio tools you have at hand. Be resourceful. Use your own voice or any other sounds you capture.

Modulations / La Legende d'Eer / Cabaret Voltaire / Thursday Afternoon / Scratch

Technology: jazzmutant - lemur - artists /
Interactive Art
Puppet Motel – Laurie Anderson / Eve #1-9 – Peter Gabriel / Myst / collection of interactive works by the ZKM and Ars Electronica / Bill Seaman / Director / Flash Vs. Apple / Processing / Open source mentality Linux, Ubuntu, Debian ///// Genetic art – Eduardo Kak - Physical Computing ITP, Robotics Carneggie Mellon, Jorge Orta, Rafael Lozano-Hemmer, Corpse Art
NMA: Chapter 4