Parsons School of Design: Art, Media & Technology

Non-Liberal Arts

Undergraduate Course

Degree Students

xStudio: Sci Fi & Contemp Art

Spring 2020

Taught By: E.V. Day

Section: A

CRN: 3303

Credits: 3

This course will focus on the role of science fiction in contemporary art. The goal of the course is to develop new works inspired by or using ideas from the assigned readings and screenings. Projects will be largely self-directed and open to students with the prerequisite of intermediate or advanced studio coursework in at least one visual medium, ie photography, video, sculpture, painting, drawing, etc. As points of reference for making artworks we will read Aldous Huxley’s Brave New World, selections from Donna Haraway’s Simians, Cyborgs and Women, Sara Cohen Shabot’s, Grotesque Bodies: A Response to Disembodied Cyborgs, and Octavia Butler’s Blood Child. And we will watch the films’s Blade Runner, Blade Runner 2049, The Matrix, Interstellar, and Dune. We will also look at examples of artists influenced by science fiction, such as Lee Bul, Wangechi Mutu, Matthew Barney, Zaha Hadid, Huma Bhabah, Suzanne Anker and Alice Aycock

Open to: All university undergraduate degree students. Some seats have been reserved for Fine Arts majors.

College: Parsons School of Design (PS)

Department: Art, Media & Technology (PSAM)

Campus: New York City (GV)

Course Format: Studio (S)

Max Enrollment: 15

Add/Drop Deadline: February 3, 2020 (Monday)

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: 2:30am 3/29/2020 EDT

Meeting Info:

Days: Friday

Times: 4:00pm - 6:40pm

Building: TBD

Room: TBD

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