ACI303 - New Worlds: Intersections of Art and Science
2020 unit information
|Enrolment modes:||Trimester 1: Burwood (Melbourne), Waterfront (Geelong)|
Students must be enrolled in an Arts or Arts combined course
Students must complete any 4 units from ACI201, ACI202, ACI203, ACI204, ACI205
Students will on average spend 150-hours over the teaching period undertaking the teaching, learning and assessment activities for this unit.
|Scheduled learning activities - campus||
1 x 3-hour seminar per week
In this unit art and science are brought together to explore possibilities of lens based media with an emphasis on technology as both scientific instrument and artistic medium. The unit will examine the methodologies that construct worldviews of science, art and culture, and the means by which scientific methods can be used for artistic purpose. Pseudo-science, scientific hoaxes, science fiction and its mythologies are also subject to investigation. Seminars will present examples of artists exploring science and scientists who use or investigate art as an aesthetic means of visualising data. Individual and collaborative studio workshops will equip students to make basic scientific discoveries by means including microscopy, astro-photography, forensic imaging, as well as to critically analyse scientific claims.
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