Subjects

instructors
units
3-3-6 U
schedule
TR 9:30-12:30 (E15-207)
prerequisites
description

This course introduces artistic practice and critical visual thinking through three studio-based projects using different scales and media—for instance, “Body Extension,” “Shaping Time,” “Public Making,” and/or “Networked Cultures.” Each project concludes with a final presentation and critique.

instructors
units
3-3-6 U/G
schedule
TR 2-5 (E15-207)
prerequisites
Undergraduate: 4.301 or 4.302 or permission of instructor; Graduate: permission of instructor
description

An advanced course that initiates a dialogue between architecture, urbanism, and contemporary art by focusing on the work of practitioners who intertwine these three disciplines in a critical spatial practice. The course investigates themes and works ranging from early modernist practices to the contemporary and research based.

instructors
Gediminas Urbonas, Laura Knott, Lars Bang Larsen
units
3-3-6 U/G
schedule
MW 9:30-12:30 (E15-001)
prerequisites
Permission of instructor
description

This class will focus on collaborative artistic research projects related to ACT’s recognition of the 50th anniversary of the founding of the Center for Advanced Visual Studies, a unique and renowned center of artistic research founded at MIT in 1967, and the predecessor to ACT.

instructors
units
3-3-6 U/G
schedule
TR 9:30-12:30 (E15-001)
prerequisites
description

Note: room has changed to E15-001

instructors
units
3-3-6 U/G
schedule
TR 2-5 (E15-054)
prerequisites
G: permission of instructor
description

Through readings, projects, lectures, artist visits, group discussions and field trips, this course introduces students to the history of photography and the use of images in contemporary art practices. It fosters, both theoretically and practically, visual literacy and understanding of photography—from analogue to digital imaging.

instructors
units
3-3-6 U/G
schedule
TR 9:30-12:30 (Tues: E15-283A , Thurs: E15-054)
prerequisites
UG: 4.341 or permission of instructor, G: 4.342 or permission of instructor
description

5/15/2017 - Note schedule change. Subject now meets TR 9:30-12:30; room for Tuesday is E15-283A; the room for Thursday is E15-054

instructors
units
3-3-6 U/G
schedule
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prerequisites
description

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instructors
units
3-3-6 U/G
schedule
TR 2-5 (E15-070 (Bartos))
prerequisites
UG: 4.301 or 4.302 or 4.354 or permission of instructor G: 4.355 or permission of instructor
description

Cinematic migrations will be a multi-faceted look at the role of cinema’s transmutations over time and its worldwide and circuitous shift, which include the integrations of its form into online video and television, spatial installations, performance and dance, as well as its appearance in many formats and portable devices.

instructors
units
3-3-6 G
schedule
MF 2-5 (E15-001)
prerequisites
Permission of instructor
description

ACT Studio explores the theory and criticism of intersections between art, culture, and technology in relation to contemporary artistic practice, critical design, and media. Students consider methods of investigation, documentation, and display and explore modes of communication across disciplines.

instructors
Lucy Siyao Liu
units
3-3-6 G
schedule
MW 9:30-12:30 (E15-207)
prerequisites
description

How many ways can you draw a circle? Or a field of grass? Or a cloud? Or a barbell?