This course examines the impact of the Internet on art, from its origins in the 20th century to today. Our questions include: how access to the Internet has affected art created from objects made with and for online platforms; how artists use the Internet as a source and inspiration of subject matter for artistic creation; how the Internet affects the distribution of art made both for the Internet and older objects that gain new life through digitization and placement on the Internet; how such digitization allows for increased distribution of art around the world; and how this influences viewers' understanding of artistic objects from both our own and other cultures to help us to better understand our world more broadly. Among the Internet tools and contexts we address are: digital imaging, websites, virtual galleries, museums and exhibitions, and digital archives that are dispersed over the Internet. No prerequisites.
- Teacher: Alice Hazard