Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2010.
|Dates & Locations:|| |
This subject has the following teaching availabilities in 2010:Semester 1, Parkville - Taught on campus.
Timetable can be viewed here. For information about these dates, click here.
|Time Commitment:||Contact Hours: 4.5 |
Total Time Commitment: 120
|Prerequisites:||Admission to the postgraduate diploma or fourth-year honours in cinema studies, the Master of Cinema Management, Master of Arts Management, or Master of Art Curatorship.|
|Recommended Background Knowledge:||None|
|Non Allowed Subjects:||None|
|Core Participation Requirements:||None|
We live in a world mediated by screen technologies, and our lives are marked by radical transitions and advances in media that have altered our perception and experience of reality. This subject analyses the nature of current screen media, including film, computer game, television, internet and mobile technologies and it explores their histories and genealogies -- what Zielinski calls the "deep time" of screen media history. Following an interdisciplinary approach, this subject will study the history of various screen media, asking how they contributed to perceptions of the world. It will examine their relationship with their audiences and their links with science on the one hand and art, entertainment and illusionism on the other. This subject will explore why humans have a long history of desiring to extend our senses and intensify reality through technological mediation. It will investigate the concepts of embodied technology and the technologized body within the context of public and private screen mediated spaces.
|Objectives:||This subject: |
2000 word seminar paper discussing the writing of a chosen topic selected by the student and based on weekly seminar topics (40%), and a 3000 word essay that critically examines the historical and theoretical responses to systems of perception that are technologically mediated (60%).
Note: Students must complete all assignments by their due date and attend at least 80% of classes to be eligible for assessment.
|Prescribed Texts:|| |
A subject reader will be available.
|Breadth Options:|| |
This subject is not available as a breadth subject.
|Fees Information:||Subject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date|
|Generic Skills:||Students successfully completing this subject will: |
Master of Art Curatorship (Coursework and Minor Thesis) |
Master of Arts Management
Master of Cinema Management
Postgraduate Diploma in Arts Management
Cinema Studies |
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