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art160: the history, theory, and practice of digital media
fall 1999
professor randall packer
ta tony
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personal course webpage
course description
this course was my introduction to digital media. the course consisted of both classtime and (computer) lab time. the classroom time was devoted to discussion of the readings and weekly online projects. the course covered basic personal net.art creation tools (photoshop, dreamweaver, flash, quicktime, etc.) and a collaborative ‘telematic manifesto’ project with professor packer that he later continued and exhibited through zkm.
readings and texts
R. Wagner, The Artwork of the Future.
L. Moholy-Nagy, The Theater of the Bauhaus.
B. Kluver, The Great Northeastern Power Failure.
N. Weiner, The Human Use of Human Beings: Cybernetics & Society.
R. Ascott, Behaviourist Art & the Cybernetic Vision.
V. Bush, As we may think.
A. Kay and A. Goldberg, Personal Dynamic Media.
M. Heilig, The Cinema of the Future.
I. Sutherland, The Ultimate Display.
M. Novak, Liquid Architectures in Cyberspace.
L. Hershman, The Fantasy Beyond Control.
C. Pavel, Mudding: Social Phenomena in Text-Based Virtual Realities.
R. Ascott, Is There Love in the Telematic Embrace.
P. Levy, Collective Intelligence.
D. Englebart, Augmenting Human Intellect.