Emerging Media Studio: Intro to Post-Photographic Imaging (PHTI-UT 1018)

The Emerging Media Studio courses explore methods to creatively think through and hybridize artistic photographic practice with emerging media technologies from medicine, the military, archaeology, urban planning, environmental science and other industries. Projects may take open-ended forms such as video, virtual reality environments, site-based performance, spatial imaging, 3D fabrication and photographic documentation. Critical readings and ideas drawn from artists as well as professionals in other fields are discussed. Our practice is learning how to adapt to and position ourselves as artists making unique contributions to the social dynamics of culture and a constantly shifting universe of media.

Photography and Imaging (Undergraduate)
4 credits – 15 Weeks

Sections (Fall 2020)

Topic: Intro to Post-Photographic Imaging.

PHTI-UT 1018-000 (22312)09/02/2020 – 12/13/2020 Mon2:00 PM – 5:00 PM (Early afternoon)at Washington SquareInstructed by Fu, Yunxue

Course Repeatable for Credit. Prerequisite: Photography & Imaging: Digital, Analog, and Multimedia (can be taken concurrently) or permission of the Department. Interested non-majors should complete the non-major request form: https://goo.gl/forms/oaRPT3aeCeMT7KYL2 The paradigm of the indexical photographic image has come into a new era – a computer generated one. Maya 3D software, typically used to create commercial games and animations, will be used to introduce experimental computer imaging as a visual art form. Students will solve a series of formal problems, introduced in increasing levels of complexity, and examine the broad cultural, philosophical, and theoretical implications of CG imaging. Moving from the 2-dimensional to 3-dimensional and ultimately to the four-dimensional or time-based, students will evolve their abilities to utilize aspects of light and dark, form, rhythm, color, proportion and volume but in terms of a post photographic discourse.