Topic: Fundamentals of Digital Media Studies

For this assignment, you are to write a paper about a digital media art work of your choosing.

Choosing a work:

The work you choose must be computationally based and interactive is preferred. If you are accessing with the work through documentation, make sure that the documentation is adequate enough to develop a meaningful description. If not then choose another work.
Components of the paper:
1. About the work. Include name, creation date, how you reviewed it (e.g. online, through documentation), format/technology
2. About the artist(s). Include name(s), and brief biography
3. Description of the work. Provide an extended description of the work.
4. Interpretation of the work. Provide an interpretation of the work from the perspective of a viewer/participant.
5. Connection to an article in the New Media Reader. Apply an idea from an article out of the list further below from the New Media Reader to the work you have chosen.
6. Works cited.

Rules about A3 article choice:
• You must choose an article out of the list of 13 articles further below.
Format:
• Legible 12 point font (e.g. Times New Roman or Arial or Calibri or Cambria)
• 1” inch margins on all sides.
• A total of approximately 5-6 pages or a little more. About 1500 words.
• Double-spaced text, except for block quotes (longer than four lines) which should be single spaced and indented.
• Quotations that are four lines long or fewer go in the body of the paragraph: MLA In-Text Citations: The Basics
• Use MLA citation style for all sources:
– http://writing.wisc.edu/Handbook/DocMLA.html -or-
– https://owl.purdue.edu/owl/research_and_citation/mla_style/mla_formatting_and_style_guide/mla_formatting_and_style_guide.html
• Proofread and spell-check your paper!
• Have someone read your paper if you are concerned about sentence structure, or language use!
• Write your essay in third person historical present tense. (“The author states…” “The work represents…” “One might think that…”) with no use of “we” or “I”.
1. ART WORK?:
Here are some starting points for finding a work to write about:
• rhizome.org
• digitalartarchive.at
• turbulence.org
• Art and Electronic Media Online Companion
• Ars Electronica
• Currents New Media Festival
• Creator’s Project
• eflux

Artists :
Rafael Lozano-Hemer
Olafur Elaison
Casey Raes
Heather Barnett
Stelarc
Graham Wakefield/Haru Ji
Mark David Hosale

2. READ AN ARTICLE from the list below : https://monoskop.org/images/4/4c/Wardrip-Fruin_Noah_Montfort_Nick_eds_The_New_Media_Reader.pdf

Charged Environments:

31. Bill Viola. “Will there be Condominiums in Data Space?”

20. Raymond Williams. “The Technology and the Society”

10. Roy Ascott. “The Construction of Change”

25. Myron Kreuger. “Responsive Environments”

Games:

05 J.C.R. Licklider. “Man -Computer Symbiosis”

46. Chip Morningstar and F.Randall Farmer. “The Lessons of Lucasfilm’s Habitat”

Kocurek, Carly A. “Identities.” from Debugging Game History: A Critical Lexicon.

Jones, Steven E. “Controllers.” from Debugging Game History: A Critical Lexicon.

Sherry Turkle. “Video Games and Computer Holding Power”

Digital/Emergent Bodies:

04 Norbert Weiner. “Men, Machines and World About”

27 Giles Deleuze and Felix Guattari. “From a Thousand Plateaus”

35. Donna Haraway. “A Cyborg Manifesto: Science, Technology and Socialist-Feminism in the Late Twentieth Century”

53. Critical Art Ensemble. “Nomadic Power and Cultural Resistance”.

Type of service: Academic paper writing
Type of assignment: Essay
Subject: Media
Pages/words: 5/1375
Number of sources: 6
Academic level: Undergraduate
Paper format: MLA
Line spacing: Double
Language style: CA English

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