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Lecture: You enjoy art, or not (art)
Key concepts: sampling, art as a way of commenting on tech, art's dependence on comm tech
Examples: paint tubes, silkscreen printing, turntables, Sony Portapak, portrait/landscape painting, Andy Warhol, Nam June Paik, David Byrne, The Emergency Broadcast Network
Announcement: Printable Flyer (PDF) for The Tailenders screening
Announcement: The Tailenders screening 4/3 and 4/4
Textbook: portions of 7: Film and Home Video
Read ONLY pp. 193-208 (from "Technology" to the end of the chapter) in Chapter 7, Film and Home Video, from Media Now.
Key concepts: the development of motion picture technology, the effect of computers on motion pictures
Class Reader: Making 'White' People White
Dyer, Richard. (1999). Making 'white' people white. FROM: The Social Shaping of Technology. (2nd ed.) Donald MacKenzie & Judy Wajcman (eds.) Philadelphia: Open University Press. pp. 134-137.
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Key concepts: skin color in early photography as an example of contingency, power relationships in invention of comm techs
Textbook: portions of 8: Television
Read ONLY pp. 224-230 ("Technology: Inside Your TV" to the next red heading) in Chapter 8, Television, from Media Now.
Key concepts: Evolution of television technology, digital television
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