NYU Steinhardt

The Internet and Contemporary Art

  • Course Number: ARTCR-UE 0152
  • Hours: 60
  • Units: 4
  • Description: The Post-Internet mentality - where the Internet is a way of creating & thinking, more than a device - is the basis for this class on contemporary digital art, 1970 to the present. This course looks at current Internet art; video, digital, virtual & mixed technology, & collaborative online art practices. Students will learn how artists are integrating digital technology in the production, display, & public encounter of their artwork. Lectures using images of art & assigned readings will focus on online & digital realities, the internet as an art medium, contemporary time prosumers, digerati, online social networks, screen mentalities, spectatorship, & new visual formations. Visiting artists & critics will engage virtually & in person so students will be in direct contact with those creating the current landscape of internet art. Liberal Arts Core/CORE Equivalent - satisfies the requirement for Expressive Cultures
  • Old Course Number: E94.0152