Reviewing the Arts – Summer 07

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Reading Due for Tuesday, July 10th! (Extra credit for blogging)

July 5, 2007 by · 6 Comments · Response Assignments

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Reading Due: 

We will also be doing Presentations. 

If you would like some extra credit, please consider the following questions and respond:

Thinking back on all that we’ve talked about so far, as well as the reading assignment for this week, explain your position on art in cyberspace.

While doing so, think about some of the questions below . . . to help you form a thoughtful response.

  • Is cyberspace art even art? Why or why not? 
  • How would you determine what is “good/bad” art in cyberspace? Should there be a certain set of criteria for what is called art online; and if so, what should that be?
  • What do you think is the purpose of art? Must art carry a message? Or must it be aesthetically pleasing? And if so, does art do this in cyberspace? How effectively?
  • How do you view the relationship between art and its audience? Does art have a greater responsibility to its audience than the audience to art? And how might art in cyberspace either weaken or strengthen your views on the way art and audience interact?
  • When comparing cyberspace art to “real life” art, what might be some of the benefits of art in cyberspace? What might be some of the drawbacks?
  • What expectations do you have when going to see a play, movie, art gallery exhibit (to be informed? entertained? to engage in a personal experience? etc.). How does your typical experience with or of art coincide (or not) with your experiences of it in cyberspace?
  • Thursday, July 5th

    July 5, 2007 by · 1 Comment · Announcements

    Assigned Readings:  

    NO RESPONSE ASSIGNMENT – just read the above.

    Presentations  

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    From Laura: HI I tried to post this example of Culture Jamming on the blog, yet it wouldn’t post. I found it because my friend sent it to me after I showed her the bubble project website. I thought that this was a really clever way to get peoplejoecamel.jpg to notice the smoking ads. How delusional people are when they try to glamorize smoking. When in reality you are just slowly killing yourself. This was just an outstanding display of how to get people to notice that cigarettes are awful and that illuminating them in bright colors doesn’t change the fact that they kill.

    MEET AT Millenium Park tonight — NOT CLASSROOM

    June 28, 2007 by · 1 Comment · Announcements

    Hi folks — meet at the actual park this evening, not the classroom!  I’ll be running a bit late, so go ahead and go so you can get good seats!

    6:30 – 8:30 p.m. at Millenium Park / Jay Pritzger Pavilion 

    Remembering Fela: Seun Kuti & Egypt 80, with special guest DJ Rich Medina (Music Without Borders) 

    Nigeria’s Seun Kuti is a great exponent of Afro Beat, the explosive political music invented by his father, Fela Kuti, in the 1970s. Seun plays with Egypt 80, his father’s original band. The 22-piece band boasts punching brass and rocking bass sections with a big band jazz/Afro funk sound complimented

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    Oral Presentation Schedule:

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    Thursday, July 5th: Cheryl, Elizabeth, Kevin, Malia

    Tuesday, July 10th: Kaaren, John, Collin, Nicole

    Thursday, July 12th: Carolyn, Gabriel, Laura, Robert, Michael 

    * You will each do an oral presentation of a review or example of art or media that you have chosen, focusing on how it reflects, informs, or contradicts what we have read and/or discussed up to that point (up to the date of your presentation). You may choose any review or example of art/media of any length, and in 8-10 minutes, you will discuss its relevance to our topic for that week. You will be a sort of mini-teacher during that time period, and you will have full use of the computer, DVD player, screen – whatever you need to make your oral presentation. The oral presentation will count as 15% of your total grade.

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    FYI

    June 13, 2007 by · 2 Comments · Announcements

    From Edublogs News: Maintenance: We’ll be working on the servers this weekend (16th & 17th June) and there will be some downtime, apologies in advance and thanks for your understanding – more info here.

    Not that this should affect many of you, since most of you will not be posting your response for next Tuesday’s blog until Monday or Tuesday, but I just wanted to let you all know that the server will likely be down over the weekend.

    Kristin