.::..Nicholas Sagan..::. …:.::..artworks and experiments…::.:…nicholassagan@gmail.com

Teaching @SAIC!

This coming fall I’ll begin teaching a course at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. The course called Systems, Codes and Spaces and is housed within the FilmVideo&NewMedia Dept. It’s also being offered as a co-req course with a new media crash course (more studio-based), taught by Nick Briz.  Here are more clear course descriptions:

NM:CC is the first step into the New-Media track at SAIC (in the Film, Video, New Media and Animation department), meaning it’s the pre-req for really rad classes like Realtime: Systems + Glitch + Art Games Studies + etc.

  • This introductory course focuses on screen-based new media works, their historical contexts, their specific aesthetics and theoretical concerns. Students gain an understanding of the emerging culture and historical antecedents of new media. Interactive, network and web-based technologies are introduced from the perspective of media art making. New media works are screened, discussed and demonstrated. [FVNMA:2100 FRI: 9am – 4pm]

Systems, Codes & Spaces critically introduces the art of nonlinear media art via an understanding of its historical and theoretical trajectories.  Students view and analyze structurally a variety of works in the mediums of video, installation, interactive media, new media and experimental 3D.   Readings drawn from Jack Burnham, Pamela Lee, and Edward Shanken are discussed to assess the contemporary state of the field.  [FVNMA:2101 WENS: 6pm-9pm]


So if you’re at SAIC register now!!!  Any further questions please feel free to contact either myself or Nick Briz [nbriz(at)saic(dot)edu]

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