Critical Studies of Media Arts and Sciences
Prof. Sha Xin Wei
By permission of instructor.
This is a readings-based seminar on the foundations of art research and the critical studies of media arts and sciences. It is intended to be taken by students doing graduate studies at the Doctoral and Masters levels, who are affiliated with the Topological Media Lab and the professor in charge. Topics and readings will vary according to the semester and individual participants' interests. Broadly they include gesture, agency, and materiality from phenomenological as well as technical perspectives, with ethico-aesthetic implications.
Weekly discussion, paper at end of term. For the first month or so, please attend the CART 411 discussions Monday afternoons in EV7.735. Graduate students need only attend the discussion part of the class, which will typically run only the first 2 hours: 1:30-3:30 PM.
Proposed Readings Fall 2012
Critiques of language and representation
Critique of categories, power
Phenomenology, embodiment and everyday life
Applications & Advanced Topics
Alchemy and Capitalist Sorcery
Maths after Deleuze and Badiou
A short term paper. (100%)
This seminar will typically be offered every semester: Fall, Winter, and sometimes Summer.
Students from programs other than the SIP/ INDI should check with their home programs that they can take this course for credit.