|Syllabus for Graduate Photography||Professor Mark Amerika
Tues/Thurs 5:00 - 7:30 PM
|What It Is||
As part of our goal to seek other perspectives that will help us explore these exciting areas of study, we will have a provocative mix of artists, philosophers, curators, and hactivists visiting the seminar throughout the semester. |
Here is a tentative schedule of events:
Bling Bling Blogging
Do a web search on the recent phenomenon known as "blogs" or web-logs. You are encouraged to be more experimental with your "blog" although popular spots like blogger.com even let you start building and designing your own "blog" at their website if you want to do it the easy way.
Each week throughout the semester, compose a 250-500 word entry to your "blog" detailing your thoughts about the various readings, art works, artists, curators, events, and discussions you encounter over the course of the semester. Try and make at least two links to external sites from each of your main entries to help document your online research. Quote from these sites if possible. See how they do it here as an example.
Feel free to include digital images, sounds, Quicktime movies, and any other useful media in your "blogs" in addition to your writing. If you have the capability, or are interested in learning and experimenting with "moblogging," then make that a part of your research as well.
Keep in mind that these "blogs" should be both well-thought out subjective responses to various issues covered throughout the semester and, when possible, should come across as spontaneous theories that express your own personal writing style. Feel free to speculate and offer insights into how the work you are being exposed to this semester is starting to effect your own developing practice as an artist, theorist, interdisciplinary technologist, etc. You may want to ask yourself a lot of questions, right in the blog itself, and then set out to answer these questions as best you can.
Since these will be online, that means they are "always already published" and, as such, are open to the public. Keep that in mind!
Our Friend Flickr
Keeping in mind the various issues that have come up in the Surf - Sample - Manipulate discussions, use the online Flickr photo album and tagging program to create an original work of art. Some possibilities include:
This project is due on March 7th. Presentations that day too!
Create the pilot for an original "pocket cinema" series that you make available for free download over the Internet. The work should be composed for the new Video iPod as the final display medium. Since each episode will only be five minutes long, what's the hook? The storyline? The soundtrack? The humor? The information? The addictive style that makes us beg for more?
Collaborative teams will be chosen later in the semester.
Students with disabilities who qualify for academic accommodations must provide a letter from Disability Services (DS) and discuss specific needs with the professor, preferably during the first two weeks of class. DS determines accommodations based on documented disabilities (303-492-8671, Willard 322, www.colorado.edu/sacs/disabilityservices)