Class at SFPC, School for poetic computation, Fall 2015
This class based on Artist Tool Kit workshop I did in the SFPC summer session and also Allison Burtch's Critical Theory of Technology class from Fall 2014. This class is focusing on the Theory, complementing other classes on Code and Hardware. The class will meet for 5 weeks in the School in Friday morning 10 am and will have multiple field trips.
#Concept & Theory Studio
This class focus on building conceptual tools for artists. Through writing, discussion, documentation, presentation and site visits, students will learn about the practical skills for developing concepts.
- Why do we make art?
- Why do we use technology to make art?
- What is poetic about computation?
- What is the art history that's relevant to my art?
- What is critical theory and why is it important?
- Where is my audience and my community?
- How can my art make impact in the larger world?
- How can I continue to do what I love to do?
- How to write artist statement
- Writing your bio
- Applying to residencies and grants
- Participating in crit
- Curating yourself into an exhibition
- Basic finance for art project
####9/25 Art and weapon
Visit to the Whitney Museum
Write a response in less than 500 words about a work or two at the Whitney museum using Deleuze's Postscript on Control Society as reference point. Questions: What is Art? What is New Weapon?
Please send me a link to your written response by 10.2 Friday 6pm. The response must be posted on a public blog, please don't send a link to hackpad or google doc.
Next Friday, we will meet at 1pm and discuss about your responses. Nick Montfort will be joining us from 2~3:30pm, present about Platform studies and answer questions. Please complete the readings before the class.
Required readings for next week:
- Chapter 1: Stella and Afterword on Platform Studies" from Racing the Beam by Nick Montfort and Ian Bogst.
- 10 PRINT, available as a free, Creative Commons PDF at 10print.org. (The chapters on BASIC and the Commodore 64 are most directly relevant.)
Recommended readings and video
- Interface Effect by Alex Galloway
- 10 Theses on the Digital by Alex Galloway
- Super Mario Clouds by Cory Arcangel
- Programmed Vision by Wendy Huikyung Chun
- Habitual New Media by Wendy Huikyung Chun
Cory Arcangel's visit Notes
Nick Montfort's visit Notes
- Arcadia by Tom Stoppard
- Cyborg Manifesto by Donna Haraway
- Feminism and Programming Languages by Arielle Schlesinger
- How Our Engineering Environments are Killing Diversity by Kate Heddleston
- Lean Out Edited by Elissa Shevinsky
- Techno feminism by Judy Wajcman, Chapter 1 & 3
Presentation of Exhibition proposals
Lecture on Participation.
11/20 What now?
- Support structure Author / Editor: Céline Condorelli
- Speaking Code: Coding as Aesthetic and Political Expression by Geoff Cox
- Critical Making Edited by Garnett Hertz
- Interface Effect by Alexander Galloway