Imaging Virtual Futures: New Media Practices and Political Alternatives

Eugene Lang College Lib Arts: Culture & Media

Liberal Arts
Undergraduate Course
Degree Students
Imaging Virtual Futures
Fall 2024
Taught By: Suneil Sanzgiri
Section: A

CRN: 14529

Credits: 4

This introductory course on new media practices in video art, experimental film, and installation examines the political implications of artists whose practices exemplify alternatives to hegemonic, dominant, and colonial positions across race, class, and gender to envision potential liberatory futures. How do artists use technology to shift our understanding of Western notions of time, space, linearity, and futurity? In this course, we will analyze questions of access, surveillance, and control, and how artists disrupt such notions through the use of virtual/artificial reality, internet art, memes, experimental film, and video installation. Artists discussed will include Sondra Perry, Jacolby Satterwhite, Legacy Russell, Martine Syms, Ho Rui An, Hito Stereyl, Aldo Tambellini, Harun Farocki, Rachel Rose, Metahaven, Tiffany Sia, among others. In addition to screenings, guest visits, and field trips, students will produce their own writing and media to reflect on art's role in developing alternatives to the present. [Tracks C, M, S]

College: Eugene Lang College Lib Arts (LC)

Department: Culture & Media (CAM)

Campus: New York City (GV)

Course Format: Seminar (R)

Modality: In-Person

Max Enrollment: 18

Add/Drop Deadline: September 9, 2024 (Monday)

Online Withdrawal Deadline: November 17, 2024 (Sunday)

Seats Available: Yes

Status: Open*

* Status information is updated every few 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: 7:28pm EDT 5/29/2024

Meeting Info:
Days: Monday, Wednesday
Times: 6:00pm - 7:40pm
Building: TBD
Room: TBD
Date Range: 8/26/2024 - 12/9/2024