Electronic Art and Intermedia New Forms of Research and Creative Activity

SAT 480 Advanced Electronic Art and Intermedia Workshop

A forum for collaboration and exchange of knowledge among disciplines within and outside of the arts.

What happens when the arts and humanities are combined with science and engineering? As an engineer, scientist, writer or philosopher have you thought about exploring the arts? Do you want to explore possible connections between the arts and your field of study? The world is outgrowing the boundaries separating different disciplines. An emerging body of knowledge and scholarly activity is developing toward transdisciplinary study.

Advanced Electronic Art and Intermedia Workshop is a new class within the Department of Art and Art History that is open to, and encourages enrollment from, graduate and advanced undergraduate students in art, sciences, humanities, engineering and other disciplines.

Electronic Art and Intermedia Workshop is an advanced course where students present their own ongoing research and creative projects within an interdisciplinary framework. Enrolled students help shape the trajectory of the class, which will create an environment where students evolve conceptually, theoretically and aesthetically. Students will be encouraged to share knowledge from their discrete areas of study to create novel forms.
One of the inherent challenges of working across academic disciplines is learning the associated language, working habits and attitudes of each.

As a group we will learn about Intermedia, a philosophy that provides a framework for breaking down and combining different models of thought and bringing together seemingly disparate disciplines, leading to the establishment of new forms of research and creative activity. We will simultaneously investigate intermedial strategies to work among disciplines. Students will learn to relate theories, concepts, principles and skills of one discipline to another. From this creative analytic and synthetic process students will be able to use the language of one discipline to solve problems and to create new objects, processes and forms in another.

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