Course Description

Design / Media Arts 9: Art, Science, and Technology, DESMA 9

Lecture, three hours; discussion, one hour; outside study, 11 hours. Exploration and survey of cultural impact of scientific and cultural innovations, technology-driven art inspired by science, and art/science collaborative projects. Introduction to vast array of cutting-edge research taking place on campus; scientific guest lecturers. Emphasis on art projects that use technology and respond to new scientific concepts. P/NP or letter grading.

Key Information

Credit: 5 quarter units / 3.33 semester units credit
UC Los Angeles, Design / Media Arts

Course Credit:

Upon successful completion, all online courses offered through cross-enrollment provide UC unit credit. Some courses are approved for GE, major preparation and/or, major credit or can be used as a substitute for a course at your campus.

If "unit credit" is listed by your campus, consult your department, academic adviser or Student Affairs division to inquire about the petition process for more than unit credit for the course.

UC Berkeley:
Unit Credit

UC Davis:
General Education: AH, VL.

UC Irvine:
General Education: IV - Arts and Humanities

UC Los Angeles:
General Education: Arts & Humanities (Visual and Performance Arts Analysis and Practice)

UC Merced:
Units toward degree (see your advisor)

UC Riverside:
General Education: Elective Units

UC San Diego:
General Education: Warren - Transfer students may use for UD noncontiguous GE depending on major; TMC 1 course toward lower division disciplinary breadth if noncontiguous to major; Muir: 1 course in a Fine Arts theme in "Visual Arts"

UC San Francisco:
Unit Credit

UC Santa Barbara:
General Education: Area F - Arts

UC Santa Cruz:
General Education: PE-T

Course Fees

None

Course Creator

V. Vesna
Victoria Vesna , Ph.D., is an Artist and Professor at the UCLA Department of Design | Media Arts and Director of the Art | Sci center at the School of the Arts and California Nanosystems Institute (CNSI). Although she was trained early on as a painter (Academy of Fine arts, Belgrade, 1984), her curious mind took her on an exploratory path that resulted in work which can be defined as experimental creative research residing between disciplines and technologies. With her installations she investigates how communication technologies affect collective behavior and perceptions of identity shift in relation to scientific innovation (PhD, University of Wales, 2000). Her work involves long-term collaborations with composers, nano -scientists, neuroscientists, evolutionary biologists and she brings this experience to students. Victoria Vesna has exhibited her work in 20+ solo exhibitions, 70+ group shows, has been published in 20+ papers and gave 100+ invited talks in the last decade. She is the North American editor of AI & Society and in 2007 published an edited volume - Database Aesthetics: Art in the Age of Information Overflow (Minnesota Press) and another in 2011 -- Context Providers: Conditions of Meaning in Media Arts. ( co-edited with Christiane Paul and Margot Lovejoy). Intellect Press, 2011. Homepage: http://victoriavesna.com Victoria Vesna , Ph.D., is an Artist and Professor at the UCLA Department of Design | Media Arts and Director of the Art | Sci center at the School of the Arts and California Nanosystems Institute (CNSI). Although she was trained early on as a painter (Academy of Fine arts, Belgrade, 1984), her curious mind took her on an exploratory path that resulted in work which can be defined as ...

Victoria Vesna , Ph.D., is an Artist and Professor at the UCLA Department of Design | Media Arts and Director of the Art | Sci center at the School of the Arts and California Nanosystems Institute (CNSI). Although she was trained early on as a painter (Academy of Fine arts, Belgrade, 1984), her curious mind took her on an exploratory path that resulted in work which can be defined as experimental creative research residing between disciplines and technologies. With her installations she investigates how communication technologies affect collective behavior and perceptions of identity shift in relation to scientific innovation (PhD, University of Wales, 2000). Her work involves long-term collaborations with composers, nano -scientists, neuroscientists, evolutionary biologists and she brings this experience to students. Victoria Vesna has exhibited her work in 20+ solo exhibitions, 70+ group shows, has been published in 20+ papers and gave 100+ invited talks in the last decade. She is the North American editor of AI & Society and in 2007 published an edited volume - Database Aesthetics: Art in the Age of Information Overflow (Minnesota Press) and another in 2011 -- Context Providers: Conditions of Meaning in Media Arts. ( co-edited with Christiane Paul and Margot Lovejoy). Intellect Press, 2011. Homepage: http://victoriavesna.com

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