2020 Arts C, Esthetics C

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Humanities and social science courses
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Mon3-4(H114)  Thr3-4(H114)  
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Course description and aims

This course gives an overview of various kinds of media art. After appreciating many master pieces, you will create your own artworks on the theme of "realizing one of Draemon's items". You will learn how to present future visions through artworks and will fell its possibilities.
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.

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.


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.

Course schedule/Required learning

  Course schedule Required learning
Class 1 Guidance Explain the goal of this course.
Class 2 History of art and technology Explain the history of relationship between art and technology
Class 3 Media Art(1) Explain the concept of cybernetics.
Class 4 Media Art(2) Explain the artworks using networks.
Class 5 Media Art (3) Explain the concept of virtual.
Class 6 Workshop Analyze your favorite Draemon's item.
Class 7 Bio Art(1) Explain the relationship between art and ecology.
Class 8 Bio Art(2) Explain the relationship between art and gender problem.
Class 9 Speculative Design(1) Know how to make a fictional scenario.
Class 10 Midterm presentation Demonstrate your plan of artwork.
Class 11 Speculative Design(2) Know how to approach social problem using art.
Class 12 Speculative Design(3) Understand the meaning of thinking aesthetically.
Class 13 xposition and discussion(1) Present your own art work and discuss with classmates.
Class 14 xposition and discussion(2) Present your own art work and discuss with classmates.

Out-of-Class Study Time (Preparation and Review)

To enhance effective learning, students are encouraged to spend approximately 100 minutes preparing for class and another 100 minutes reviewing class content afterwards (including assignments) for each class.
They should do so by referring to textbooks and other course material.


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

Reference books, course materials, etc.

You can find leaning materials on the class.

Assessment criteria and methods

Midterm presentation:20% Artwork :50% Report: 50%

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.

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