Parsons School of Design: Art, Media & Technology

Non-Liberal Arts

Undergraduate Course

Degree Students

xStudio: Translating The Copy

Spring 2020

Taught By: Pooneh Maghazehe

Section: A

CRN: 3304

Credits: 3

How can resurrecting an image or object empower, debase, or contradict? This studio class offers a critical view into these questions, ranging from the place of power and policing in cultural appropriation to the freedoms of ownership in image culture. A popular tagline from the early 90s reads, “It’s not where you’re from, it’s where you’re at.” The phrase dates itself, now that it is possible to occupy both sides of the comma. Duplicity is a built-in experience and the historic fascination with reproduction has spawned inventions from the camera and printing press to 3D printing and the technologies we use everyday. We will explore processes used to clone and copy in order to understand how the resurrected image or object may change in value, how it is surveilled, and which qualities are retained or destroyed. Readings and class discussion will provide wide ranging perspectives on these issues historically and in our present moment. This class is open to all genres of making and individual interests determine the direction of the work. Class prompts and group critiques will be a collective opportunity to discuss the slippages in translation that change visual language, and in turn, empower parts of a work otherwise unexpressed.

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: No

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: Wednesday

Times: 9:00am - 11:40am

Building: TBD

Room: TBD

Date Range: 1/22/2020 - 5/6/2020