Experimental Media and Digital Art

LMC 4730/6318
Georgia Institute of Technology, Fall 2012

Recent years have seen a surge of interest and creative energy surrounding documentary and non-fiction media. In this course, students explore and challenge the conceptual, historic and technical factors that surround the representation of the real, with a particular focus on issues of performance, experience, indexicality, and interaction.

Taking the theme “experimental digital actuality,” we will re-envision documentary and non-fiction through experiences and experiments with both the formal and technological aspects of the mode: visualization, hybrid animation, sensor and data technologies, participatory culture, mixed reality, embodied interfaces, interactive storytelling, and videogames. Students will develop the critical, intellectual, and creative tools necessary to understand, work with, and re-imagine design at the intersection of documentary media and emerging technologies.