Remixing the Moving Image

Eugene Lang College Lib Arts: Culture and Media

Liberal Arts

Undergraduate Course

Degree Students

Remixing the Moving Image

Fall 2022

Taught By: Leo Goldsmith

Section: A

CRN: 14422

Credits: 4

Digital technologies and increasingly powerful software have made strategies of appropriation a standard form of creative expression online and throughout mainstream culture. They have also revived old debates about intellectual property, authorship, and the experience of (post)modernity. This interdisciplinary course traces the roots of contemporary practices of appropriation, piracy, and remix across media. Focusing on moving-image appropriation (cinema, television, videotape, and internet video), this course also draws examples from painting, photography, music, literature, and new media, at once charting the trajectories of appropriation as an aesthetic and political practice and drawing connections between disparate historical contexts. Emphasizing the moving image’s unique status in a history of media appropriation, the course also exposes students to a wide range of major works, themes, and aesthetic currents in twentieth century Western art and explore their contemporary variants and mutations. Placing archival documentaries alongside experimental found-footage films and videos, the course also looks at a wide range of parallel currents in other media, including conceptual poetry, hip-hop, Pop Art, animated GIFs, and game-hacking. [C, M, S tracks]

College: Eugene Lang College Lib Arts (LC)

Department: Culture and Media (LCST)

Campus: New York City (GV)

Course Format: Seminar (R)

Modality: In-Person

Max Enrollment: 18

Add/Drop Deadline: September 12, 2022 (Monday)

Online Withdrawal Deadline: December 18, 2022 (Sunday)

Seats Available: No

Status: Closed*

* 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: 9:50am EST 11/26/2022

Meeting Info:

Days: Tuesday, Thursday

Times: 2:00pm - 3:40pm

Building: Johnson/Kaplan 66 West 12th

Room: 615

Date Range: 8/30/2022 - 12/15/2022