Integration of image, video, animation and audio for the creation of internet art. Issues of tactical media, identity construction and digital aesthetics emphasized.

Prereq: 2500 or 350. Not open to students with credit for 451. Repeatable to a maximum of 6 cr hrs.

Phone: Art Department # (614) 292-5072 – a place to leave messages for me.

Office hours: by appointment

Meeting Time: Tues – Thurs 3:55PM – 6:40PM

Location and Lab: Hopkins Hall 0356

Class will meet in this lab, unless otherwise specified. Our final class will meet in Hopkins Hall Gallery for the end of the quarter exhibition. Make a note of the 180A lab hours so you can use it to further pursue your work (usually the hours are posted on the lab door). This lab is specially designed for the needs of art students and is are only open to students in the art department and to those taking art and technology classes.

I. Course Description

Integration of image, video, animation and audio for the creation of internet art. Issues of tactical media, identity construction and digital aesthetics emphasized.

I1. Course Objectives

  • To create original art projects designed for the internet.
  • Demonstrated ability to participate in the critique and discussion regarding internet artwork
  • To achieve a level of comfort with the tools and techniques needed to create and manipulate multimedia elements for internet publishing
  • To experiment with new ways to connect digital technologies to one’s own creative practice.
  • To professionally finish an internet artwork for exhibition purposes.

II. Student Learning Outcomes

  • Students creatively communicate ideas and through internet art.
  • Students demonstrate an understanding of tools and techniques used to create internet art.
  • Students display ability to create visually and ideationally compelling internet art experiences.
  • Students gain ability to articulate digital art concepts during discussions and critiques.

III. Course Content and Procedures

Through art making, readings, lectures, demonstrations, discussions, critiques and writing students will explore contemporary, experimental uses of the internet as a site for art creation. Class time consists of hands-on demonstrations in software and techniques, balanced with presentations of artist examples and discussions. Students will spend some time in class discussing and developing their creative projects, but will be expected to produce most of their assigned art projects outside of class.

IV. Requirements and Evaluation

Grading is assigned as follows:

45 % – Assigned art projects
25% – Final project completed and submitted to the juried Art and Technology exhibition

15 – Written artist statements and research/response papers
15 % – Active participation in class activities and discussions, as well as general class citizenship.

Evaluation – each art project will be evaluated equally on these four criteria:

Concept – idea, intention and meaning.

Creativity – originality of thought and expression

Composition – arrangement and organization of elements

Craftsmanship – skillful, purposeful use of technique and attention to detail

Attendance in a studio course is extremely important. Students are expected to come to class on time, ready to work and with all necessary supplies and materials. Final grades will be lowered by one full letter upon a second absence – and again for each additional absence. 3 late arrivals or early departures = 1 absence.

The Art and Technology exhibition is held at the end of each semester, and each student’s artwork must be submitted to this juried show. Works must be dropped off at the designated times or they will not be considered for entry. The faculty committee will decide which works will be hung the exhibition. Unselected work must be picked up at the designated time or it will be discarded. If hanging your work involves more than a typical screw in the wall, you must return to hang your own work during the designated installation time. Your work must be professionally presented – framed, on a pedestal or installed in a way that makes sense for your art work. You will be responsible for bringing what you will need for the installation of your work. You must also remove the work from the show after the show closes (it is not acceptable for work to be removed early). Expect to help out with the production of the exhibition in some way: clean-up, gallery sitting, the snack organizing or the installation set-up. This show is a group effort.

V. Grading Scale

Grade Scale: 93 -100% A

90 – 92% A-

87 – 89% B+

83 – 86% B

80 – 82% B-

77 – 79% C+

73 – 76% C

70 – 72% C-

67 – 69% D+

63 – 66% D

0 – 62% E

VI. Recommended Texts

New Media Art, Tribe, Mark / Jana, Reena ISBN 3-8228-3041-0, available online

Free Culture, Lawerence Lessig, available online

Internet Art, (Thames & Hudson), by Rachel Greene. – the ultimate online resource for internet art viewing and reading

Nettitudes: Let’s Talk Net Art, Josephine Bosma, NAi Publishers, Rotterdam 2011

VII. Topical Outline

Schedule is subject to change.

See the schedule page.

VII. Supplies and materials

Digital Storage – You will need a USB flash drive or portable external hard drive to store files and easily transport them to different computers. Get one that will store at least 16 Gigs, but get a larger capacity drive (40 gigs or more) if you plan to archive all of your work in this class on this one device. You will be required to follow good digital practices by backing up your important work in more than one place.

Website Hosting Space – This is where you will upload your assignments. They will be public. There are some inexpensive hosting services that cost around $10 per month and include the purchase of a domain name. It is best to purchase the domain from the same company that you are purchasing hosting services with. It can be complicated to transfer your domain to another company.

Notebook and pen- taking notes will be necessary in this information-intensive course.

VIII. Digital Art Information

Links to relevant artist examples, tutorials and online readings are embedded in the online course syllabus.

IX. Academic Misconduct

Academic Misconduct (rule 3335-31-02) is defined as “any activity which tends to compromise the academic integrity of the institution, or subvert the educational process.” Please refer to rule 3335-31-02 in the student code of conduct for examples of academic misconduct.

X. Disability

Students with disabilities that have been certified by the Office for Disability Services will be appropriately accommodated, and should inform the instructor as soon as possible of their needs. The Office for Disability Services is located in 150 Pomerene Hall, 1760 Neil Avenue; telephone 292-3307, TDD 292-0901;

XI. Escort service

For evening safety, please call the OSU Escort Service at (614) 292-3322.