FAR Lateral Media Studio
The FAR Lateral Media Studio is a competitive, limited-access thematic workshop experience for selected junior and senior students majoring in art or design. This transmedia class will focus on aspects of emerging technologies related to making and distributing, performing art research and critical inquiry, and developing a single semester-long art/design/making project with the opportunity for collaboration. Topics are offered on a rotating basis, and are developed exclusively for students selected for the course. The topic for Spring 2012 is “light” and will be taught by Chad Eby.
Spring 2012 Topic: Light
Light is central to human experience. The natural cycle of diurnal light and dark moderates our patterns of sleeping and waking, and artificial light sources help us work, play and learn in times and places when the sun is not available. Across cultures, light and illumination has been used as a metaphor for knowledge, understanding and reason. Whether from the sun or moon, burning wood, fat or gas, or electricity transformed into photons by filaments or diodes, people have cultivated, modulated, celebrated and distributed light. Light can be a comfort, a weapon, a signal, a palette, a yardstick…and it is a prerequisite for all visual art. We will consider ways to produce, alter and transmit light, its physical properties, its place in myth, narrative and song, and its use for aesthetics and information from the Chaco Sun Dagger, to medieval stained glass, to Marshall McLuhan, to James Turrell and Jim Campbell, to the Las Vegas strip.
ADV WKSP: LAT MDA (ART4928C, section 14) will meet Mondays and Wednesdays from 12:50-3:20 p.m.
Spring 2012 applications are due by 5 p.m. October 31, 2011.
- Art or Design major
- Junior or senior standing by hours
- All foundations courses complete
- 3.3 or better cumulative GPA (for classes within the art major)
Accepted students will be notified via email by November 4, 2011 followed by a physical letter. Students will be added to the ADV WKSP: LAT MDA (ART4928C, section 14) automatically upon acceptance.