Courses of Study 2023-2024 
    
    Feb 24, 2024  
Courses of Study 2023-2024
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ARTH 4151 - Topics in Media Arts

(crosslisted) STS 4511 , VISST 4151  
(ALC-AS, CA-AS)      
Spring. 3 credits. Student option grading (no audit).

Co-meets with ARTH 6151 /STS 6511 /VISST 6151 .

M. Fernandez.

From the 20th-century to the present, artists have made art using live entities including plants, animals, cells, tissue cultures and bacteria. They have designed habitats, plants, body organs, imaged new species and attempted to salvage extinct ones. Some artists also have produced works in traditional media such as painting, sculpture, and photography. While artists always have depicted and sometimes directly engaged with aspects of the natural world in their art, bio art responds to recent developments in biology and information technologies. Because of its foundation on the life sciences this art entails significant ethical, social and political dimensions. In this seminar students will explore multiple areas of bio art with attention to pertinent artistic and critical literature and to the scientific practices in which the works are based. These interdisciplinary investigations will prepare students for a grounded assessment of bio art.



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