02: Media Arts Research

Jeff Wall, A Sudden Gust of Wind (after Hokusai), 1993

This week we delve into the practice of research. What are the different research methodologies and processes that help us position what we do historically as well as contemporaneously? How do creative practitioners establish dialogues with media and materials through research? What does material research look like? Exploring these questions will help define parameters for practice and situate it in the broader field of knowledge.

Yejiri Station, Province of Suruga. Hokusai

Yejiri Station, Province of Suruga. Hokusai

Continue reading

MEDA301 Subject Information and Outline

Welcome to MEDA301 for Autumn 2018. This entry contains information and links to relevant documents you will need for the subject. You can also find this information on the subject’s Moodle site (with subject schedule and recorded lectures accessed via ECHO360 centre). A downloadable subject outline is available at the end of this post.

Subject Description:

This subject investigates the nature of creative practice through field studies and material research. It provides an environment for students to undertake guided research that encompasses historical, conceptual and technical aspects of Media Arts practice. Students are guided in their critical investigation into research processes through the series of class seminars. Tutorial workshops present further avenues for students to test and refine their technical methods and critical-aesthetic perspectives. In consultation with the academic staff, students design and propose programs of studies that develop their interests through research, documentation and critical evaluation.

Subject Objectives/ Learning Outcomes:
On successful completion of this subject, students will be able to:

  1. Develop research literacies in both scholarly and practical aspects of Media Arts practice
  2. Demonstrate an understanding of the broader context of Media Arts practice and a capacity to develop creative projects in this field
  3. Conduct a viable process of experimentation in an identified field of Media Arts practice

Subject coordinator/ Lecturer: Aaron Burton
Lecturer/ Tutors: Aaron Burton / Mat Wall-Smith

For current timetable information please refer to the online Subject Timetable on the Current Students webpage: http://www.uow.edu.au/student/timetables/index.html (select Innovation Campus)