nm242
HISTORY OF NEW MEDIA
instructor: curt cloninger
email: curt at lab404 dot com
office: Zeis 214. Monday 11:30-1. Tuesday 11-12:30.
location: university of north carolina asheville

class-specific | readings & artwork



intro
syllabus
rough project calendar
attendance and grading policies

major assignments
culture position paper [examples: Treece * Laney|Shirlen|Ashley]
Paper Topics To Avoid
[common problems with student papers]

writing resources
basic research information (UNCA)
writing center handouts [nb: argument and thesis statements] (UNC)
writing a thesis statement [cf: argumentative thesis statements]
the citation machine (warlick)
undergraduate research program: getting started (UNCA)

required texts
The New Media Reader (ed. wardrip-fruin, montfort)
New Media in Art [second edition] (rush)



project
McLuhan project

primers
Multimedia: From Wagner to Virtual Reality (ed. packer, jordan)
Cyber_Reader* (ed. spiller)
Overview of Media Art (ed. frieling/daniels)
introducing the book (naerum)
san dimas high school football rules

origins of computing
As We May Think (bush) [1945]
eliza
concentric empathy (fahey)
evolved antenna design (hornby)
Revenge of the Right Brain (pink)

non-linearity & interactivity
Four Leaves from a Commonplace Book <introduction> (cabinet magazine)
The Death of the Author (barthes) [1967]
Print Is Flat, Code Is Deep [2004] (hayles)
a humament (phillips)
Writing as Programming as Writing (rockwell / ramsay)
Thousand Plateaus (ngui) [2006]
Control Artist (johnson) [2001]

new media & culture theory
The Work of Art in the Age of Mechanical Reproduction (benjamin) [1935]
Understanding Media (mcluhan) [1964]
from "The Eternal Now" (lapham)
The Society of the Spectacle (debord) [1967]
Theory of the Dérive (debord)
Simulacra and Simulations (baudrillard) [1985]
Here's Why the Banksy Movie Is a Banksy Prank (walker)
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On The Passage of a Few Persons Through a Rather Brief Period of Time [part 1 * part 2 * part 3]
May 1968 graffiti
No Fun (sex pistols) [1977]
Careering / Poptones (public image limited) [1980]

new media in art
Introduction:
Nude Descending a Staircase (duchamp)
Fountain (mutt)
Making Changes (walton)
Stop Motion Studies (crawford)
Eternity in an Instant: The Moving Images of David Crawford (cloninger)
Man With a Movie Camera (vertov)
4'33'' (cage)
Zen for Film [excerpt] (paik)
The Fluxus Performance Workbook (various artists)
Eat [excerpt] (warhol)

Media & Performance:
Homage to New York (tinguely) [1960]
Variations V (cage, cunningham, klüver) [1965]
Variations VII (cage w/ E.A.T.) [1966]
Open Score (rauschenberg w/ E.A.T.) [1966]
Snows (schneemann) [1967]
Prune Flat (whitman) [1965]
Left Side Right Side (jonas) [1972]
Vertical Roll (jonas) [1972]
Flour Arrangements (nauman) [1967]
Art Make-up (nauman) [1967]
Pinch Neck (nauman) [1968]
Walking in an Exaggerated Manner Around the Perimeter of a Square (nauman) [1967-8]
Anthro/Socio(Rinde spinning) (nauman) [1992]
Beyond the Medium. Toward The Goals. Case Study: Vito Acconci (cloninger)
Pryings (acconci w/ kathy dillon) [1971]
Theme Song (acconci) [1973]
demo of tv cello (paik/moorman) [starts at 4:00]
syntagma (export) [1983]
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performances [scroll down to "Successful-Surgery 1990"] (orlan)
pandrogyne (p-orridge)
exoskeleton (stelarc)
Dust (ashley) [1999]
Double Entendre [cf: EAI description] (davis) [1981]
Performer/Audience/Mirror (graham) [1975]
The Speech (hall) [1982]
take off your pants [installation | prologue | game] (smith/white) [2005]
K-Corea INC.K [section a] (trecartin) [2009]
Jump Cut [Faust] (builder's association) [1997]

Video Installation:
Designing Context (cloninger)
Museum of Modern Art, Department of Eagles (broodthaers) [1968-72]
Electronic Superhighway (paik) [1993]
Video Corridor (nauman) [1968]
reFACE (levin/liebarman) [2007]
Wipe Cycle (gilette/schneider) [1969]
Through A Looking Glass (gordon) [1999]
Accent Elimination [cf: stills/description] (katchadourian) [2005]
Machine Vision [cf: description] (vasulka/vasulka) [1976ff.]
Orka (s. vasulka) [1997]
The Crossing [cf: gif | making of] (viola) [1996]
Drawing Restraint (barney)
Cremaster Cycle * 3, part 2 (barney)
Tall Ships (hill) [1992]
What It's Like, What It Is #3 (piper) [1991] (1991)
Ever Is Over All [cf: alternate documentation] (rist) [1997]
(Absolutions) Pipilotti's Mistakes (rist) [1988]
I'm Not The Girl Who Misses Much (rist) [1986]

technology
A History of Information Technology and Systems (butler)
Foreseeing the Future: The legacy of Vannevar Bush (malone)
Timeline of Science Fiction Ideas, Technology and Inventions (technovelgy)

some final perspectives
Kierkegaard on the Internet: Anonymity vrs. Commitment in the Present Age (dreyfus)
Getting Intimate with Invisible Audiences (zer-aviv)
What's So New About New Media Art? (ryan) [2003]
The Postmedia Perspective (quaranta) [2010]
New Media from the Neolithic to Now (holmes) [2009]
Networks Without a Cause: A Critique of Social Media (lovink) [2011]