[Classes] UNIVERSITY OF THE COMMONS: Digital Art and Philosophy

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[Classes] UNIVERSITY OF THE COMMONS: Digital Art and Philosophy
March 5, 2013 6:30 pm
March 5, 2013 8:30 pm
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University of the Commons
January 21, 2013
Every week until March 12, 2013 (See all)
The Emerald Tablet
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80 Fresno St, San Francisco, CA, 94133, United States

uotc-full_mastheadThe Emerald Tablet is glad to host Philosophy, Computing, and the Arts, a course offered completely free of charge by the University of the Commons. The University of the Commons is a San Francisco-based collective of teachers, artists, activists, scholars, writers, and students dedicated to the idea of education for the sake of education. UOTC invite new faculty, students, and the community to join us in forming a free university. For more information about UOTC, please visit UOTC.org.

WHEN: Tuesday nights, 6:30 to 8:30 pm. Five sessions, February 12th to March 12th.
WHERE: The Emerald Tablet, 80 Fresno Street, North Beach, San Francisco, CA 94133.

COURSE DESCRIPTION: This course examines the ways that computing and the arts are coming together in contemporary society in many exciting and innovative ways. We explore the philosophical, sociological, and design perspectives of the computational and digital arts, where computation, data, and information technology may be expression medium, subject matter, conceptual content, or all three. Format: lecture and discussion. Optional: respond to the class material in writing, performance, or digital art work. Objective: become aware of the context and philosophy of contemporary computing and digital arts. Each session considers the topic from three angles: philosophy, aesthetics in computing, and computing in the arts. Course content may draw from the list of works and authors below and is subject to change.

INSTRUCTOR BIO: Melanie Swan works at the intersection of technology, philosophy, and aesthetics with projects including data visualization in virtual worlds and simulation as performance. She has a Master’s Degree from the University of Pennsylvania and a Bachelor’s Degree from Georgetown University. She is a faculty member at Singularity University and an Affiliate Scholar at the Institute for Ethics and Emerging Technologies.

SYLLABUS: click here.
Questions? Contact the instructor: MelanieSwan.com/contact.html.

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