Advanced media aestheticsfor
graduate students is an investigation of the new media based on
the history with expanding theoretical discourses in depth. New
media and new technologies are new, but there have always been new
media in our history. We will consider aesthetic relationships between
traditional throughts on media and ideas of contemporary media and
technology. In particular, this semester's topic is on the history
of new media. Students will practice and reconsider their ideas
and thoughts on new media and leading edged technologies at the
time reflecting cultural matter and current issues. We will combine
various knowledges and ideas on new media and technology. Every
week students have to follow up given readings presented by the
professor and appointed students. By posting comments and summaries
to each own blog, we can share our understand and knowledge together.
Every week an appointed group with one leader(chair) will have a
discussion-session for a given reading.