Post-Digital Analysis

Act II Data­base Aes­thet­icsProject: Group-Curating (components)


M 20-Oct                Read/Discuss: Cramer, “Post-Digital Aes­thet­ics” e-permanent   
  — also see video lec­ture below

    » Focus/Discuss (con­tin­ued top­ics):   dis­ci­pli­nary con­ven­tions, dis­course com­mu­ni­ties, rhetor­i­cal aware­ness
    sites shown in class:

  • Colos­sal (“art, design, and visual culture”)
  • Hyper­al­ler­gic (“Sen­si­tive to Art & its Discontents”)

W 22-Oct                Activ­ity: Rhetor­i­cal Analy­sis warm-up

    » Read/Use: Excerpted/Compiled guides — PDF

  • Prepa­ra­tion: choose & view/examine a visual arts web­site (pro­fes­sional pub­li­ca­tion)
    like Colos­sal & Hyper­al­ler­gic — post exam­ple sug­ges­tions in com­ments below (e.g. sources of cura­tion con­tent thus far?)

    excerpts from Short Guide to Writ­ing About Art (Bar­net)

» Blog Entry: Rhet. Analy­sis warm-up (first-take)

F 24-Oct                  Focus: Group curat­ing materials/examples

  • Con­tin­ued dis­cus­sion: Net­work Rhetoric, new con­ven­tions, analysis

Due: (S 25-Oct) Rhetor­i­cal Analy­sis (project component)


Art­Fo­rum– Flo­rian Cramer Post Dig­i­tal Aes­thet­ics from Nancy Mauro-Flude on Vimeo.


Database Aesthetics?

Act II Data­base Aes­thet­icsProject: Group-Curating (components)

M 13-Oct   Focus/Issue: Dis­course Com­mu­ni­ties (Art-Praxis-Scholarship)

    » Activity/discuss CFPs (page): “Dig­i­tal Embod­i­ment,” “Visual Art and Mate­ri­al­ity,” “Vir­tual Con­fig­u­ra­tions in Con­tem­po­rary Art and Museums”


    plus con­tinue dis­cussing rhetor­i­cal strate­gies for groups (espe­cially re: audience)

W 15-Oct    Inde­pen­dent Work (see email for instruc­tions)
Due (10pm): Weekly blog entry

    — class­mate com­ment: read + reply to group member’s entry

F 17-Oct    View/Discuss: Amerika, “Museum of Glitch Aes­thet­ics”   (Review)

      note: can split among group, view/read 2 (of 6) sec­tions each
    » Focus/Activity: Net­work Cura­tion & Archiving
  • Dis­cuss: materials/examples & recent curat­ing strate­gies regard­ing audi­ence (imag­ined and real)

    » Project Com­po­nent (task/assignment): Par­tic­i­pa­tion Log (page) — create/update

    Lake Dis­trict Walk I : Aug­mented Video Real­ity from glitch­mu­seum on Vimeo.


  • Material Transitions



    Act II Data­base Aes­thet­icsProject: Group-Curating (components)

    M 06-Oct   Activity/Focus: Group Work (resume/increase)

      • Group Activity/Tasks: find/generate audi­ence (share pages, social net­works?)
        — iden­tify mod­els (sites, blogs, groups) to follow

      • Refine/update approach (and/or cura­tory statement?)
      » Mini-lecture: “Tech­no­log­i­cal (Media-focused)” Art”?
      — Discuss/focus: “Data­base Aesthetics”


    W 08-Oct   Read/Discuss: Parikka, “Cir­cuit Bend­ing Media Archae­ol­ogy into an Art Method” Leonardo (2012)

      » Dis­cuss: Research + Prospec­tive Art Praxis (appli­ca­tion, inno­va­tion, inven­tion?)
      — exam­ple (from Parikka): “zom­bie media” (arch. research) & “circuit-bending” art

    » PBS Dig­i­tal Stu­dios: “Will 3D Print­ing Change the World?” (2013)


    F 10-Oct   Focus: Group curat­ing — view sites & dis­cuss materials/examples

    • Dis­cuss “cura­tion” & cri­tique (bring exam­ples of form)

    Blog entry: project reflection:

      » insights about field (schol­ar­ship = dis­course com­mu­nity) and your own artis­tic prac­tice, from com­pos­ing essay
      — spec­u­late poten­tial praxis (applied the­ory) or innovation?

    » Optional Exer­ciseextra credit (Due S 10/12): Cri­tique

      Net­work econ­omy skills: 250 words → 25 words → 140 char­ac­ters → image


    Analysis: Art+Tech

    » over week­end: begin/prepare out­line (ini­tial)

    • con­nect­ing & arrang­ing sec­tions by topic:
      — art­form, medium, tech­nol­ogy (hard­ware, soft­ware, delivery/platform),
      artist (exam­ple), spe­cific art­works, his­tor­i­cal con­text, aes­thetic movement/trends
    • inte­grat­ing sources (into topic dis­cus­sions): 3 schol­arly + 2 pop­u­lar (min­i­mum / rec­om­mended)


    M 29-Sep   (work­shop) Review com­pos­ing tech­niques (& resources) for ana­lytic essay (web­text)

        » Dis­cuss Assign­ment objec­tives & guide


    • Activ­ity: develop/revise out­line
      → devel­op­ing ideas toward ana­lytic thesis

    * Com­ment thread below to dis­cuss (ideas & ques­tions) all week (par­tic­i­pa­tion credit)


    W 01-Oct   Draft Essay — share Doc (G.Drive)

    • Con­sult com­pos­ing guide & resources

    Blog Entry: optional / extra credit

    F 03-Oct  * Meet in KTCH 117 (cpu lab) *

    Project Work­shop (Dig­i­tal Rhetoric: Web­text Arrange­ment + Using multimedia)

        work in progress, for peer feed­back
        and tech sup­port: design/revise in class

    Due (S 05-Oct): Project 1 — Analy­sis Essay Webtext


    GIF by David Szakaly
    Hyp­notic GIFs by David Szakaly


    Researching InfoMilieu

      over week­end: begin research (browse + search; start log; check 2 data­bases)
      — post short blog entry detail­ing 1 search activ­ity (specify)

    M 22-Sep   Activity/focus: “Infor­ma­tion Lit­er­acy” skills cont’d

      » Dis­cuss “best prac­tices” + research activ­i­ties (in-progress log, toward Anno­tated Bib.)
      — includ­ing results from try­ing search + browse + resources
      via CULi­brary: Art Full Text, ART­bib­li­ogra­phies Mod­ern, Pro­quest Art His­tory,
      Oxford Art Online (“Includes the Grove Dic­tio­nary of Art, the best source for ency­clo­pe­dia entries on artists, styles, peri­ods, mate­ri­als or tech­niques.” + Ency­clo­pe­dia of Aes­thet­ics + The Oxford Com­pan­ion to West­ern Art)
      pro­tip: off-campus access help

    » for “Research Log”: use Google Docs (rec­om­mended), Ever­note, Zotero (other appli­ca­tions?)

      Ini­tial Research (focused search & browse) areas/categories:
      — art­form, medium, tech­nol­ogy (hard­ware + software/process), his­tor­i­cal con­text
      optional: artist (exam­ple), spe­cific art­works, movement/trends


    W 24-Sep   Con­tinue research: update log (and share with GH)

    • class prepa­ra­tion: have 1 aca­d­e­mic arti­cle to dis­cuss (read/notes)
      — research with focus (keywords/abstracts) + in addi­tional areas (7 cat­e­gories)
      » Activity/Groups: eval­u­at­ing com­piled mate­ri­als (toward bibliography)

    Blog entry (due Thurs): dis­cuss 1 aca­d­e­mic arti­cle from research

      — dis­cuss how might use in project (toward anno­ta­tion in Bib.)

    • Con­tinue research (+ update log!)


      F 26-Sep   Read: excerpts from Short Guide to Writ­ing About Art (Bar­net) — PDFs in Drive + D2L

        — read for discussion/activity: Art His­tory Paper (brief guide) PDF
        » Activ­ity: Essay preparation—organization (cre­ate draft out­line)
        → Pur­due OWL pages: Out­lines

      Due (S 9/28): Anno­tated Bib­li­og­ra­phy (5 points) — instruc­tions below

      Con­tinue read­ing

      Mediated Research

      * note updated schedule

        * reminder: begin “net­work curat­ing” (group posts)
        — share group site/s & begin seek­ing audience

      M 15-Sep     Intro­duc­tion to Media Archae­ol­ogy by Huh­tamo & Parikka (2011)


        » Focus/Discuss: his­tor­i­cal con­text, media, and research method(s)
        — notes/quotes from Huh­tamo & Parikka here (below)

          optional: Parikka & Hertz, “Archae­olo­gies of Media Art” (2010)


      W 17-Sep     Library Ses­sion: Nor­lin E260B

      • Focus/Activity: Infor­ma­tion Lit­er­acy, Skills, Begin­ning Research

      » Blog Entry due (11pm); plus class­mate com­ment (due Thurs.)

      F 19-Sep   Con­nor, “What’s Postin­ter­net Got to do with Net Art?“ (2013)

        Discuss/Activity: Research (toward Annot. Bib)
        Using Library Resources—espe­cially Oxford Art Online

          “Met­ro­pol­i­tan Museum of Art Releases 400,000 Images Online”