Taught By: Glenn LaVertu
This course is an introduction to the cultural and perceptual constructions of time. In this class we will grow to understand the nuances of time as a construct and how it can be manipulated as a tool for changing the ways in which things are perceived. Learning to work with time involves more than simply editing video and sound into linear sequences. It entails the consideration of time as a designed idea that can function as a tool. How does this tool, in turn, affect how objects function, how environments are perceived, or how experiences are shared? Studio projects, readings, writing, and examples of many artists' work are used to examine how ideas such as frame, duration, and speed have evolved to impact our understanding of time. A variety of methods and media -- from digital video, to drawing, to performance -- are used to explore and represent different cross-disciplinary notions of time in the fields of art, design, science, and industry. This section will study variables such as rhythm and counterpoint, theme and variation, improvisation and scripting, and silence and noise to investigate practices from multimedia composition to experimental writing.
College: Parsons School of Design (PS)
Department: Parsons First Year (PUFY)
Campus: New York City (GV)
Course Format: Seminar (R)
Enrollment Status: Closed*
*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: 11:05pm 6/15/2019