ART & Technology – Winter 2019 Intersession Schedule
Week 1: January 7 – 10:
1. Explore Angel de Quinta’s STAGE DOOR Blog with an amazing collection of excerpts from Broadway plays. Post your comments on your favorite shows on your blogs.
2. Watch Aeneas and Dido and research the history of the opera and story. Come to class on Tuesday ready to discuss the opera and its mise en scene: https://youtu.be/6GmJdPYC2Xw
Mise en Scene:
Tuesday: Photo & Film
Using your phone camera and available objects at home, create a 15 second short stop-motion animation video and post to your blogs by class time on Thursday. Tell a short story within your short animation. Use sound if desired. Minimum shots = 150 using 10 frames per second.
Free Stop-Motion Animation Apps:
Assignment: Short Blog Entry: write 250 words on the invention and history of the smartphone. Make sure to cite sources with links to the articles used.
View stop motion animations in class. Introduction of weekend assignments and technique on pixelation and collage.
Friday: Opera Essay Assignment Due
Watch Aeneas and Dido and write a 750-1000 word paper with your personal research and comments on the “mise en scene“. What did you discover watching Aeneas and Dido? How do you think audiences reacted to it when it was originally presented? Why do you think this piece is important in the chronology of Opera? How is technology used in it? If you were a 21st century director, how would you turn this piece into a VIDEO GAME?
Aeneas and Dido: https://youtu.be/6GmJdPYC2Xw
Due Friday, January 11th @ midnight
Total word count: 750 – 1000 words
2. Grid Piece
Create a work of art using the notion of “Grid Art“. More details to be given in class ( grid must be at least 10×10 units of your choice)
Week 2: Jan 14 – 17:
Monday: Arts and Tech
Collage Piece Assignment:
Using a Xerox machine, photocopy parts of yourself and create a 2D and/or 3D work of art inspired by any of the Art Movements seen in class. At least 1 feet x 2 feet. (Due Wednesday on your blogs)
Assignment Final Assignment: Performance Video
Create a performance video where you are the performer. Use video effects and create a unique soundtrack for the piece. ~2 minutes runtime. Grid piece critique.
Survey of music technology and 20 / 21st century music.
Blog Entry: Look at all of the artists and links on the Music page linked above, choose one artist or group, research their music and write a 250 word blog entry about your research on the band. Make sure to discuss the musical style and the relevance of the band in the history of music and technology. Due Friday 5 pm.
Thursday: New Media
Performance Video Piece Due: afternoon screenings in class