AFVS 279 - Materiality, Visual Culture, and Media

Description
What is the place of materiality in our visual age of rapidly changing materials and media? How is it fashioned in the arts, architecture and media? This seminar investigates a “material turn” in philosophy, art, media, visual and spatial culture. Topics include: actor-network theory, thing theory, the life of objects, the archive, the haptic and the affect, vibrant materialism, elemental philosophy, light and projection, and the immateriality of atmosphere. Notes: Interested students must attend the first meeting of the class during shopping week. This course is jointly offered at the Graduate School of Design as HIS 4451; GSD students should enroll in the course via the GSD. Course site: https://locator.tlt.harvard.edu/course/colgsas-203315/2019/fall/21839
Credits
4
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Recent Semesters
Fall 2019
Offered
W
Avg. Class Size
12
Avg. Sections
1