The lectures cover concepts, history and examples of various approaches towards machine mediated vision. Several types basic image technologies are discussed, elucidated with examples from art history, media history, and the history of science. An overview will be attempted of the various ways vision can be mediated by technology, and the various ways in which artists have explored the sensory possibilities opened up by these machines. Experimental film was perhaps the first art form to explicitly reflect on the human and cultural significance of machine mediated vision, but the subject is much wider than film alone, going back to the history of perspective and optics and forward towards new media yet to be invented.
Examination is in the form of an assignment for which students are encouraged to use the Max/MSP/Jitter environment. During the lecture series there is a short presentation of a related research project at Media Technology called “The Pixel Liberation Project”. This will offer possibilities for interested students to sign up for research activities going further in this field.
Media Technology students and other interested master students
Method of instruction
Lectures, lab and self study
Assignments and a final project (2 presentation days)
Number of Classes
6 × 2 hours class & 6 × 2 hours lab
The dates are included in the Media Technology calendar
Via program coordinator Media Technology: Lianne Heun
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