Schedule

SPACE MODULE 1: SUBLIMITY

January 7
Course Overview. Lecture on spatial theory and practice. Seminar assignments. Group formations.

January 14

Presenter: Jennifer Doyle

January 21

  • Mosco, Vincent. The Digital Sublime. Cambridge: The MIT Press, 2004.

Presenters: George Ross and Bob Clapperton

SPACE MODULE 2: CHORA

January 28

  • Plato. Timaeus.
  • Kristeva, Julia. “The Semiotic Chora Ordering the Drives.” The Kristeva Reader. Ed. Toril Moi. New York: Columbia UP, 1986.

Presenters: Bill and Mark Kimmich

February 4

  • Derrida, Jacques and Peter Eisenman. Chora L Works. New York: The Monacelli Press, 1997. Esp. “CHORA” by Derrida; “Transcripts” 1, 2, 3; “Afterword” by Derrida and Kipnis.

Presenter: Joseph Mancuso

Parc de la Villette

February 11

  • Ulmer, Gregory. Heuretics: The Logic of Invention. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins UP, 1994.

Presenters: Adeel Khamisa and Cameron Walker

Greg Ulmer Home Page

February 18 – NO CLASS – READING WEEK

SPACE MODULE 3: PANOPTICON

February 25

  • PHOTO-ESSAY DUE: “Choragraphy”
  • Foucault, Michel. Discipline and Punish. New York: Vintage, 1995.

Presenters: Sarah Carless and Alex Wharton

March 4 (class held at KW Children’s Museum)
Selections from CTRL [SPACE]: Rhetorics of Surveillance from Bentham to Big Brother. Edited by Thomas Y. Levin, Ursula Frone, and Peter Wiebel. Cambridge: MIT Press, 2002.

  • Michel Foucault, “The Eye of Power: A Conversation with Jean-Pierre Barou and Michelle Parot.”
  • Slavoj Zizek, “Big Brother, or, the Triumph of the Gaze over the Eye.”
  • Weibel, Peter. “Pleasure and the Panoptic Principle.”
  • The presenter should also review the various media art projects in the chapter, and weave them into the discussion.

Presenter: Bryn Choppick

  • Burgin, Victor. “Jenni’s Room: Exhibitionism and Solitude.”
  • Joseph, Brandon W. “Nothing Special: Andy Warhol and the Rise of Surveillance.”
  • Frohne, Ursula. “Screen Tests”: Media Narcissism, Theatricality, and the Internationalized Observer.”
  • The presenter should also review the various media art projects in the chapter, and weave them into the discussion.

Presenter: Tim Bishop

SPACE MODULE 4: HALLUCINATION

March 11

Presenter: Karina Graf

Murmur: http://murmurtoronto.ca/
Globe and Mail Interview with Will Self (psychogeographer)

March 18

  • Harvey, David. The Condition of Postmodernity. London: Blackwell Publishers, 1990.
  • Koolhaus, Rem. “Europeans: Biuer! Dali and Le Corbusier Conquer New York.” Delirious New York. New York: Monacelli Press, 1994.

Presenters: Byron Rigo and Emily Freeman

March 25

  • Coyne, Richard. Technoromanticism. Cambridge: MIT Press, 1999. Esp. “Pragmatics in Cyberspace,” “Oedipus in Cyberspace,” “Schizophrenia and Suspicion.”

Presenter: Laura Jarzembecki

April 1

  • Benedikt, Michael. “Cyberspace, Some Proposals.” Cyberspace: First Steps. Ed. Michael Benedikt. Cambridge: MIT Press, 1991.
  • Stegner, Nicole. “Mind Is a Leaking Rainbow.” In Benedikt.
  • Stone, Allucquere Rosanne. “Will the Real Body Please Stand Up?: Boundary Stories about Virtual Cultures.” In Benedikt.

Presenter: Michael Hancock

April 8 – Final Projects Due

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