2016 Arts C, Esthetics C

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Academic unit or major
Humanities and social science courses
Instructor(s)
Ito Asa 
Course component(s)
Lecture
Mode of instruction
 
Day/Period(Room No.)
Tue7-8(H112)  Fri7-8(H112)  
Group
-
Course number
LAH.H302
Credits
2
Academic year
2016
Offered quarter
1Q
Syllabus updated
2016/4/27
Lecture notes updated
2016/4/4
Language used
Japanese
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Course description and aims

This course gives an overview of the human body image presented in media art. You will appreciate various artworks which use technology such as virtual reality, artificial intellect and genetic technology. You will also lean about the body of handicapped person. Then you will create or plan your own artworks.
This course has three aims. The first is to get familiar with media art. The second is to understand the influence of development of technology on human body image and ethics. The third is to experience artistic creation or planning.

Student learning outcomes

By the end of this course, students will be able to:
1) Obtain an artistic thinking and creativity which can be applied to an scientific research.
2) Analytically and comprehensively convey their aesthetical impressions to others.
3) Grasp multiple meanings of works of art through discussions with others.

Keywords

Art, Body, Media art, Bio art, Virtual reality, Artificial intelligence, Disability, Workshop

Competencies that will be developed

Specialist skills Intercultural skills Communication skills Critical thinking skills Practical and/or problem-solving skills

Class flow

Mixture of lecture, creation or planning of artworks, and group work. This course has 3 themes of "body and environment," "various bodies," and "future body."

Course schedule/Required learning

  Course schedule Required learning
Class 1 Guidance Explain the goal of this course.
Class 2 Introduction: approach to the body Explain the difference of information and meaning.
Class 3 Body and environment① : Design of interaction (1) Explain the history of interactive art.
Class 4 Body and environment② : Design of interaction (2) Explain the role of touch in the design of interaction
Class 5 Body and environment③ : Design of information Explain various ways and effects to visualize information.
Class 6 Body and environment④ : Creation and discussion (1) Make a plan of your own art work and discuss with classmates.
Class 7 Various bodies ① : Blind people Explain how blind people SEE the world.
Class 8 Various bodies ② : Creation and discussion (2)-1 Make a plan of your own art work and discuss with classmates.
Class 9 Various bodies ③ : Creation and discussion (2)-2 Make a plan of your own art work and discuss with classmates.
Class 10 Conversation with artist Converse with an artist engineer.
Class 11 Future body ①:Medical science and art Explain the effect of progress of medical science on human body image.
Class 12 Future body ②:Virtual reality (1) Explain the effect of technology of virtual reality on human body image.
Class 13 Future body ③:Virtual reality (2) Explain the effect of technology of virtual reality on ethics.
Class 14 Future body ④:Artificial Intelligence and art Have your own standard to evaluate creations of artificial intelligence.
Class 15 Future body ⑤ : Creation and discussion (3) Make a plan of your own art work and discuss with classmates.

Textbook(s)

No textbook is set. You can find leaning materials on OCW-i.

Reference books, course materials, etc.

Asa ITO, How do blind people SEE the world? (Kobun-sha)

Assessment criteria and methods

Creation or planing :70% Contribution to a class : 30%

Related courses

  • LAH.H102 : Art A
  • LAH.H202 : Arts B, Esthetics B
  • LAH.H254 : Seminar on Humanities(Art workshop)1
  • LAH.H255 : Seminar on Humanities(Art workshop)2
  • LAH.H358 : Seminar on Humanities(Art workshop)3
  • LAH.H359 : Seminar on Humanities(Art workshop)4
  • LAH.H360 : Seminar on Humanities(Art workshop)5
  • LAH.H361 : Seminar on Humanities(Art workshop)6

Prerequisites (i.e., required knowledge, skills, courses, etc.)

None required.

Contact information (e-mail and phone)    Notice : Please replace from "[at]" to "@"(half-width character).

ito.xxx[at]xxx.titech.ac.jp

Office hours

Instructor’s office: West Bldg. 9, Rm 913, 9 Fl. Contact by e-mail in advance to schedule an appointment.

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