Fiona Banner, Guillaume Apollinaire, Glenn Ligon, Bruce Nauman, Ed Ruscha, Adriane Piper and Susan Howe

Works by: Fiona Banner, Guillaume Apollinaire, Glenn Ligon, Bruce Nauman, Ed Ruscha, Adriane Piper and Susan Howe

The following are Intermedia Art, Writing and Performance courses. Please see an advisor if you have any questions. See the course catalog for the most updated listing of courses. 

Courses are restricted to College of Media, Communication and Information (CMCI) graduate students or with instructor's consent.


IAWP 6000 Introduction to Practice-Based Research—3 credit hours
Introduces students to practice-based research methods in intermedia art, writing and performance.

IAWP 6100 Doing Digital Humanities—3
Introduces students to the theory and practice of doing and making from the digital humanities to the post-humanities. Guiding questions include: what does it mean when humanists start placing “doing” at the center of their research agendas? What does it mean to do hands-on work in a digital humanities lab, a media archaeology lab, a makerspace or a hackerspace?

IAWP 6200 Intermedia Collaboratory—3
Collaborative studio course in which students focus on emerging practices in intermedia art, writing and performance. Learn new technological developments and apply them to collaboratively built art, writing and performance projects that are presented to the community as public events and programs including exhibitions, publications and performances.

IAWP 6700 Special Topics—3
Spring 2016 Special Topic: The Remix Culture seminar investigates the emergence of interdisciplinary media art practices that experiment with the art of remixing, including but not limited to literary cut-ups and procedural composition, image appropriation, Internet or, sound art, glitch, collage film, installation art, live A/V performance (DJ, VJ, live coding), culture jamming / hacktivism, and other art forms that engage with renewable source material. The seminar will study practice-based research methods in contemporary art that integrate radical theories into the mix. We will place particular emphasis on recent inquiries into rhythm science, postproduction art, pla(y)giarsm, (digital) détournement, reality hacking, and remixology.

IAWP 6800 Graduate Seminar: Media Archaeology, Returned And Reimagined—3
This course explores the now established field of Media Archaeology by both looking at texts that are considered foundational for the field as well as looking at ways in which the field is now expanding to include urban media archaeology and/or perhaps even being replaced by work that falls under the name of 'cultural techniques' and 'infrastructure studies' as well as work by women and people of color. While we will do conventional reading writing in a seminar setting, our class will also do hands-on experiments in the Media Archaeology Lab with its collection of old and new media and we will also have in-class skype visits with scholars central to the field.

Media archaeology (with Michel Foucault and Friedrich Kittler as two of its deep influences) has long been seen as a field that provides us with a sobering conceptual friction to the current culture of the new that dominates contemporary computing. In this way, certain theorists identified with the field such as Geert Lovink work media archaeologically as they undertake “a hermeneutic reading of the ‘new’ against the grain of the past, rather than telling of the histories of technologies from past to present.” On the whole, media archaeology does not seek to reveal the present as an inevitable consequence of the past but instead looks to describe it as one possibility generated out of a heterogeneous past. Also at the heart of media archaeology is an on-going struggle to keep alive what Siegfried Zielinski calls “variantology”–the discovery of “individual variations” in the use or abuse of media, especially those variations that defy the ever-increasing trend toward “standardization and uniformity among the competing electronic and digital technologies.” Following Zielinski, our class will move from the present through the past as we look at accounts of media phenomena that position themselves as avoiding reinstating a model of media history that tends toward narratives of progress and generally ignores neglected, failed, or dead media and that instead focus on a archaeological, heavily materiality, perhaps even geological approach to media. At the same time, we will also look at the formation and the evolution of the field itself - what have been the limits and the possibilities of this approach in the past and what is or can the field be now?

IAWP 6871 Special Topics—3

IAWP 7841 Independent Study—1 to 3 credit hours

IAWP 7871 Special Topics—3

IAWP 8991 Doctoral Dissertation—1 to 10 credit hours