SHARINGIntermediate Digital Arts (DMS 419) Fall 2009
Department of Media Study, SUNY at Buffalo, Buffalo, NY
Al Larsen (alarsen [at] buffalo.edu)
In this production course we will explore new media art as social practice.
We will investigate works that make use of and comment on our current networked condition and that are organized around participation, dialog and the creation of ad hoc publics.
Keeping with our focus on the social, over the term we will trace a history of the creative use of media technologies by art movements, activists and youth subcultures with particular attention to how specific properties of media technologies are misused or turned to other ends.
Production work will be balanced with readings, screenings and participation (in class, out of class and online).
Keywords: participation, social practice, digital art, new media, cultural activism, DIY, DJ, street art, raves, fanzines, riot girl, punk, hip hop, protest, viral, participatory culture, independent media, remix culture, online video.Announcements & Events
Conversation Pieces opening recption
CEPA Gallery Fri. Sept. 11th, 2009, 7:00 pm - midnight
CEPA Gallery, 617 Main Street, Buffalo, NY 14203
Conversation Pieces is an exhibition that brings together projects by artists who stage, subvert, provoke, intervene in or document public dialogues. These projects have multiple, often interrelated objectives: claiming public space, time and attention to start specific conversations around specific issues; questioning the current states, definitions, and limits of dialogue in the public realm; and presenting alternative possibilities for or re-imaginings of the public through various models of participation in (variously public) dialogues.
Lewis Colburn & Alison S. M. Kobayashi
Opening Reception and Artist's Talks
Fri., Sept. 11, 2009 at 8:00 p.m.
341 Delaware Ave.
Buffalo, NY 14202
16 channel sound installation by
MILLIE CHEN & WARREN QUIGLEY
Big Orbit Gallery
Sat., Sept. 19, 2009 8:00 - 11:00 p.m.
exhibition runs: September 5 - Novemebr 14
big orbit gallery