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ACT104 - Art and Technology

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Enrolment modes:

(B, S)

Credit point(s):1
Offerings: Trimester 1
EFTSL value: 0.125
Unit chair:J Keane
Incompatible with: ACT204, ACT304
Note: Online teaching methods require internet access. Please refer to the most current computer specifications.

Content

This unit examines contemporary art within a framework of art philosophies, utopian discourses, and radical critiques of technology and society. It reviews pre-industrial convergences of art and technology; looks at nineteenth century developments relating to early photography and reproduction; and explores avant-garde use of twentieth century electronic and photographic technologies, including video, film, holography and computer, as
 expressive, performative and critical mediums challenging conventions of representation, subjectivity, time, movement and space, while developing new aesthetics and formal languages and problematising notions of creativity, originality and intention. It also investigates ideas that technology frames art and is itself a subject of art.

Assessment

Assessment 1:Technology Log - report 1200 words equivalent (30%)

Assessment 2: Essay 1200 words (30%)

Assessment 3:Group research and image-production 1200 words equivalent (30%)

Assessment 4: Online assessment and quiz (10%)

Unit Fee Information

Student Contribution Rate*Student Contribution Rate**Fee rate - Domestic Students Fee rate - International students
$733$733$2493$2823

* Rate for all CSP students, except for those who commenced Education and Nursing units pre 2010
** Rate for CSP students who commenced Education and Nursing units pre 2010
Please note: Unit fees listed do not apply to Deakin Prime students.

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