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ACV114 - Art and Technology

Unit details

Year2016 unit information
Enrolment modes:Trimester 1: Burwood (Melbourne), Waterfront (Geelong)
Credit point(s):1
EFTSL value:0.125
Unit chair:J Keane




Incompatible with:

ACT104, ACT204, ACT304

Contact hours:

1 x 1 hour Class per week, 1 x 1 hour Seminar per week


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.


Technology Log - report 1200 words equivalent (30%)

Essay 1200 words (30%)

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

In class assessment and quiz (10%)

Unit Fee Information

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2016 commencing International and full fee paying postgraduate domestic students

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