MEDA202 Subject Overview and Information

Welcome to MEDA202 Spring 2017. You will find useful information, documents and links relevant tp the the subject. You can also find some of this information on the subject’s Moodle site, which contains full subject schedule and ECHO360 portal for recorded lectures. A downloadable subject outline is available at the end of this post.

Subject Description
This subject is concerned with how interaction is conceived and enabled within contemporary media art. It interrogates the notion of interactivity by examining the rhetoric, aesthetics and cultural politics of art and participation. Students are introduced to relevant histories of media and electronic art, and examine key paradigms of play, system ecology and emergent interaction. Students obtain a basic understanding of kinetic-sculptural and physical computing processes, as well as experience in developing installation-based media art projects.

Subject Objectives/Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this subject, students will be able to:
1. Critically discuss the notion of interaction in contemporary media art.
2. Produce creative work that demonstrates technical literacy in a relevant aspect of media art covered in the subject.
3. Produce creative work that engages with the rhetoric, aesthetics and cultural politics of art and participation.

Subject coordinator: Jo Law
Lecturer/ Tutors: Etienne Deleflie, Travis Wall and Boni Cairncross

Timetable:
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
Download 2017 Subject Outline Spring MEDA202 as .pdf