APHT

4107

Art, Science and Technology

Parsons Paris: Paris Art/Design Hist/Theory

Liberal Arts

Undergraduate Course

Degree Students

Art, Science and Technology

Spring 2020

Taught By: Stephanie Nadalo Marcarini

Section: PC1

CRN: 7652

Credits: 3

"The traditional paradigm for assessing human ingenuity presumes that while scientists and technologists pursue ‘objective truths’ and practical solutions, artists contribute to the separate realm of subjective human expression. This class challenges this division as neither historically accurate nor intellectually productive. By examining the intersection between art, science and technology from the Renaissance to the Digital Revolution this class highlights how all categories of human creativity are mutually reinforcing and often inextricable from one another. Through a series of case studies from the Renaissance to the present, students will be exposed to scientific, artistic and philosophical debates on topics including optics, robotics, anatomy, and ecology. We will investigate how art and technology can reformulate human relationships, influence class and gender expression, and pose new ethical dilemmas. Throughout the semester we will ask ourselves: What is the role of the artist in designing new technologies? Which technological and artistic changes constitute a radical break from the past? If the promise of technology is to improve our lives—has this been accomplished?"

College: Parsons Paris (CP)

Department: Paris Art/Design Hist/Theory (APHT)

Campus: Paris (PC)

Course Format: Seminar (R)

Max Enrollment: 14

Add/Drop Deadline: February 2, 2020 (Sunday)

Online Withdrawal Deadline: April 12, 2020 (Sunday)

Seats Available: Yes

Status: Closed*

*Status information is updated every five minutes. The status of this course may have changed since the last update. Open seats may have restrictions that will prevent some students from registering. Updated: 9:21am 2/20/2020 EST

Meeting Info:

Days: Friday

Times: 1:30pm - 4:10pm

Building: Parsons Paris

Room: L101

Date Range: 1/24/2020 - 5/8/2020

Days: Saturday

Times: 1:30pm - 4:10pm

Building: Parsons Paris

Room: L101

Date Range: 3/28/2020 - 3/28/2020