DMS 212/518 PLASMA – Media Artists include Tony Oursler, Jay Sanders, Kathrine Behar, Cynthia Hopkinds, Alessandra Renzi and Tony Cokes
Teri Rueb, Tony Conrad, Paige Sarlin :: M 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm :: cfa112
grad- Reg# 24324
ugrad- Reg# 23315
Performances, Lectures, and Screenings in Media Art (PLASMA) is a course in which students are exposed to contemporary practices and discourses in media art and culture. Beyond the model of a lecture series course, PLASMA engages students in performative, field-based and workshop encounters with professional practitioners operating at national and international levels of visibility. Every other week brings a guest to the course, with alternating weeks providing an opportunity for critical reflection and discussion. Readings are assigned to complement topics addressed in the work of guest practitioners, including publications of their own, where relevant.
The course is part of the undergraduate foundations sequence in Media Study, but is also open to graduate students who meet in a graduate only section for the alternating weeks that are designated for critical reflection and discussion.