ALL READINGS SHOULD BE DOWNLOADED AND PRINTED & ANNOTATED, THEY WILL BE USED AS SOURCE MATERIAL FOR YOUR WRITING.

PRE-MODERN


Week 1

M Jan 9

Introduction: What were the moderns responding to?
Course introduction, wiki sign up
Art history and European cultural transitions immediately pre-dating the modern era.
View segment from The Russian Ark
HOMEWORK:
Download, print, read: "When Form Has Become Attitude - And Beyond" by Thierry deDuve

Bring annotated pages to next class, signed, with summary
Purchase and begin to read course texts:
__Introducing Modernism: A Graphic Guide__ by Chris Rodrigues & Chris Garratt (2001)
__Introducing Post-Modernism: A Graphic Guide to Cutting-Edge Thinking__ by Richard Appingnanesi & Chris Garret

UNIT 1 LAND

ASSIGNMENT #1 - Material

W Jan 11 - DUE

American Naturalism
Submit annotated articles with summary/responses, Discuss
Hudson River School of Painting (Thomas Cole 1801 - 1848)
William Henry Jackson (1843-1942)
HUDSON RIVER PPT

"Machine in the Garden: Technology and the Pastoral Ideal in America" by literary critic Leo Marx (1964)
Hawthorne (1804 - 1864), Thoreau (1817-1862)
John James Audubon (1785-1851)
AUDUBON PPT

Walton Ford
Burtynsky website - the industrial cycle of minerals
Night Mail (1936) Harry Watt & Basil Wright
HOMEWORK:
For more information on Edward Burtynsky's work, you can rent and watch Manufactured Landscapes (2006)
Collect sources for Assignment 1 (see ASSIGNMENTS) and bring sources to your next class, with outline.


Week 2

M Jan 16 - MLK Holiday

W Jan 18 -

Public Land & Public Art
Discursive Spaces
- History of Public Art - from Miwon Kwon, One Place After Another: Public Art and Locational Identity (2002)

IN CLASS:
Share artifact and draft Supply Chain Research (ASSIGNMENT 1) and discuss the writing project
HOMEWORK:
Continue to work on your paper
Read passage from "Spaceship Earth," by Buckminster Fuller



Week 3

M Jan 23

Deep Space, Deep Time
EARTH ART PPT

James Turrell's Roden Crater
WHIPP NUCLEAR MARKER PPT

Voyager Images
Trevor Paglen
HOMEWORK:
Introducing Modernism: A Graphic Guide by Chris Rodrigues & Chris Garratt (2001)
Introducing Post-Modernism: A Graphic Guide to Cutting-Edge Thinking by Richard Appingnanesi & Chris Garret

W Jan 25 - #1 DUE

Resources Review:
Anthropocene Timeline
Science and Art - Natalie Jeremijenko (3:20 / 9:00 - 16:00)
Center for Post Natural History
The Evolution Institute
The Best of All Possible Worlds (Svalbard Global Seed Vault) by Steve Rowell (2011)
HOMEWORK:
Read Le Corbusier: The Machine & The Grand Design by Norma Evenson (1968)

Read both course texts (keep reading even if you don't follow, you will become familiar as the course goes proceeds)


UNIT 2 CITY

ASSIGNMENT #2 - Organization

Week 4

M Jan 30

Utopian Cities & Machines for Living
(Functionalist Modernism, pg 34+ in Modernism)
"Manifesto of Futurist Architecture" (1914) by Antonio Sant Elia
(We are artificial)
Beaux Arts, Neo-Classicism & Futurism
MODERNIST ARCH MANIFESTO PPT

International Style, Hugh Ferris, LeCorbusier, N. Bel Geddes and the Futurama (1939 NY World's Fair)
LECORBUSIER BELGEDDES PPT

clips (12:32 - 21:52 / 25:00 - 30:20) from Le Jolie Mae (1968) by Chris Marker and Pierre Lehomme
(the creation of the banliue of Paris, modernist suburbs that replaced the slums)
HOMEWORK:
View short segment on Krzysztof Wodiczko to understand the reading.
Read "Architecture of the Evicted," by Rosyln Deutsch


W Feb 1

Periphery and Center
Modernism and the machine, from Bauhaus to our house
Bill Owens, Suburbia
Hal Ashby, The Landlord (1970)
(clips: 0 - 8:40 / 25:00 - 32:50 / 43:00- 50:30)
HOMEWORK:
What replaced "white flight" sprawl? -- Congress of New Urbanism
- For those of you who are interested, this public TED talk describes today's dominant design theory, called New Urbanism. It is what is shaping Atlanta's intown neighborhoods, specifically around the Beltline.
Read passage from Rem Koolhaus, Delerious New York (1978)





Week 5

M Feb 6

Hypereality
(pp. 116 + in Post-Modernism)
Death of the the modern architectural experiment, applications of LeCorbusier's ideas: Public Housing -Pruitt Igoe
Jean Baudrillard & Robert Venturi, Learning from Las Vegas
HYPER REALITY NEW URBAN PPT

Futurist anthems: Ever-changing innovative city; clean slate all-at-once city; zoned separation by use; center-periphery
Walt Disney's industry pitch for Epcot City
( 3:00-7:00/10:00-12:00/13:20-23:00)
HOMEWORK:
If interested in learning more about public housing - see full documentary Pruitt Igoe The Myth
Read, Storytime by Sheldon Waldrep from Inside the Mouse: Work and Play at Disney World


W Feb 8

Simultenaety, Collage & Collapse of Time
Simultenaety in Art and Cities
James Nares, Street (2012)
SIMULTENAETY SHORT PPT

If time permits: Tehching Hseih, One Year Performance (1981)
HSEIH, TEHCHING PPT
HOMEWORK:
If interested: How to Make a Happening by Allan Kaprow (1966)
Write outline that describes critical position (see ASSIGNMENTS)
See STYLE NOTES page on wiki


Week 6

M Feb 13 - DUE

Architecture and the Internet
Archigram, Super Studio
ARCHIGRAM SUPER STUDIO PPT

Google & Apple Campus
IN CLASS:
Peer groups focused on Organization and defense of critical statements
HOMEWORK:
Write wonderful papers.

W Feb 15 - NO CLASS

HOMEWORK:
Write wonderful papers.
In preparation for the next unit, read Vannever Bush, "As We May Think," Atlantic Monthly" (1942)
(NOTE: Keep in mind the date of this essay. Vannever Bush is one of the scientists who managed the Manhattan Project. The tone of the essay changes about page 6, see if you can recognize his primitive description of hypertext.)

UNIT 3 CYBERSPACE

ASSIGNMENT #3 - Linkages

Week 7

M Feb 20 - #2 DUE

Scientific Collaboration
Scientific and Military collaboration - Mary Has A Sweetheart
CYBERNETICS PPT

Seven on Seven 2016: Ingrid Burrington & Meredith Whittaker
HOMEWORK:
READ The Organization Man by E.B White


W Feb 22

The Use and Abuse of Vegetational Concepts
Systems theory and society
All Watched Over by Machines of Loving Grace, (2011) Adam Curtis
You may also watch episode s#1 Love and Power & #3 The Monkey in the Machine and the Machine in the Monkey
HOMEWORK:
Fred Turner, From Counterculture to Cyberculture



Week 8

M Feb 27

Cyberspace, Society and the Law
WHOLE EARTH PPT

John Perry Barlow (1996, reread 2013), Declaration of Independence of Cyberspace
HOMEWORK:
Watch: The Story of TechnoViking by Mattias Fritsch
Listen to podcast : The Clouds, Theory of Everything Podcast
- take notes on both broadcasts and bring them to next class

W Mar 1 - FIELD TRIP

EQUINIX DATA CENTER, 180 Peachtree Street NE, 30303 (across from Ritz)
I will be taking roll in the classroom and will leave sharply at 5:35. Please be on time.
HOMEWORK:
Read Shannon Mattern, “Cloud and Field,” //Places Journal//, August 2016
Listen to podcast: Big Data Revolution


Week 9

M Mar 6

Animism and Artificial Intelligence
Drone Aviary 2015 by Superflux research/art/design ensemble
ANIMISM PPT

Transcendent Man: The Life and Ideas of Ray Kurzweil (Ptolemy, 2010)
HOMEWORK:
Prepare your "pitches" for the next class, read directions under ASSIGNMENT #3

W Mar 8 - DUE

IN CLASS:
Everyone must PITCH/PROPOSE idea for assignment. You can prepare a few sentences. You have about 3 -5 minutes.
Organization of collaborative online multi-modal books, ASSIGNMENT #3
HOMEWORK:
Write your collaborative online papers. They will be submitted by 5pm on March 22.
If you need assistance working with the wiki, see HOW TO WIKI page, or email me


SPRING BREAK MARCH 13 - 15



Week 10

M Mar 20

News Literacy
NEWS LITERACY PPT from Stonybrook Center for News Literacy
Bring laptops if having trouble working with wiki
HOMEWORK:
Complete online collaborative papers

UNIT 4 SELF

ASSIGNMENT #4 - Critical Review of Artist Body of Work

W Mar 22- #3 DUE

Art and Politics of Aesthetics
Cross- Cultural Practices
Abject Art
Marina Ambramovic The Artist is Present
SELF UNIT READINGS PPT

WORDS page
HOMEWORK:
SIGN UP FOR INDEPENDENT MEETING TIME
Read "Contemporary Art and The Politics of Aesthetics," by Jacques Raciere
Pepare talking points, prepare to lead class discussion

Outline


Week 11

M Mar 27

Politics and Aesthetics
Class lead discussion 5:30 - 6:05
Independent meetings 6:10 - 6:45
HOMEWORK:
Read "The Syncretic Turn," by Jean Fisher
Prepare talking points, prepare to lead class discussion


W Mar 29

Cross-Cultural Practices
Class lead discussion 5:30 - 6:10
Independent meetings 6:10 - 6:45
HOMEWORK:
Read "Informe Without Conclusion," by Rosalinde Krauss
Prepare talking points, prepare to lead class discussion



Week 12

M Apr 3

Abject Art
Class lead discussion 5:30 - 6:10
Independent meetings 6:10 - 6:45
HOMEWORK:
Write paper on your chosen artist or art collective

W Apr 5 - #4 DUE

Freud and the Self in Society
view //The Century of Self// by Adam Curtis (part 3)
film followed by 15 min discussion
HOMEWORK:
Begin work on your final project, see description in ASSIGNMENTS


UNIT 5 INDEPENDENT

ASSIGNMENT #5 - Art Talks, Art Statements & Art Reviews

Week 13

M Apr 10

Field Trip - Museum
HOMEWORK:
Bring drafts and outlines for final projects

W Apr 12

Mandatory attendance
IN CLASS:
Planning for in-class presentations
Review final projects(draft form)


Week 14

M Apr 17 - #5 DUE

Artist Talks (powerpoints)
Art Statements Due
Mandatory attendance

W Apr 19 - #5 DUE

Artist Talks (powerpoints)
Art Statements Due
Mandatory attendance


Week 15

M Apr 24 - #5 DUE

Final Art Reviews Due via iCollege Dropbox which can also be accessed through the iCOLLEGE page on this wiki