Performing the Internet

Eugene Lang College Lib Arts: The Arts

Liberal Arts

Undergraduate Course

Degree Students

Performing the Internet

Spring 2019

Taught By: Todd Anderson

Section: A

CRN: 7789

Credits: 4

This class seeks to use the internet and web browsers in new and disruptive ways. Rather than the traditional use of websites as static means of one-to-many communication, we will use websites as stages to perform and intervene in front of a live audience. The technical side of the class will be taught using JavaScript as a means of making interactive websites/instruments we can play for an audience and Chrome extensions that will allow us to modify the content of existing websites to political or dramatic ends. We will draw on the art historical traditions of detournement and culture jamming to study what it means to make art out of other material with received authority. The class will also include readings and discussions on digital performing arts, and the implications of digital tools on the aesthetics of theater and performance art.

College: Eugene Lang College Lib Arts (LC)

Department: The Arts (LARS)

Campus: New York City (GV)

Course Format: Seminar (R)

Max Enrollment: 18

Enrollment Status: Open*

*Enrollment 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: 5:27am 6/25/2019

Meeting Info:

Days: Monday, Wednesday

Times: 3:50pm - 5:30pm

Building: Academic Entrance 63 Fifth Ave

Room: 200

Date Range: 1/23/2019 - 5/13/2019