2012spr


Instructor


A102 Digital Media ToolBox

George Legrady

e-studio, Arts/Old Gym bldg479, rm 1211
Tu-Thu: 9am-10:50am

Course Description
  The Conceptual Art of Photoshop

A project based art studio course focused on 2D image processing as an experimental tool and a creative medium. Photography is an invention that mixes both arts and science. The course will examine Photoshop from both artistic and scientific perspectives with an introduction to its basis in signal processing, compression, scaling, convolutions, etc. all of which can be applied as creative techniques. The course also involves a historical perspective reaching back to various movements that explored the medium as a tool for innovation.

Student Forum

W1........4.03


Early Conceptual Art
Sequential
Contemporary
Errors_&_Aesthetics

Course Overview
Indexicality| Conceptual Art

Acconci | Matta-Clark | Oppenheim | Smithson | Barry | Long |
26 Gas Stations | Calle [pix][interview] | Umbrico | Simpson |
Center | Elahi [wsite] |Samaras | Raad | Breuer | Willhide |
Barth | Ruff | Richter | Polke |

Assignments





Image Correction

Lab 4.05

Image Correction
Transformation | contrast | color correction |


W2........4.10

Design Resource

Aesthetic Layers
Architecture Feature
Artistic Construction | Layers | Texture

2 x 4 | archive | ideas | wall | [book] |
Bragaglia | Najjar | Khan |
Herzog & de Meuron | DeYoung Museum | sketching | fa├žade [1]
Layers

Lab 4.12

   

W3........4.17

Artists
Artistic Construction | Spatial Mapping

Baldessari | Gilbert George | Bolande | Le Va | Hockney | | Hoch |
Spatial Mapping

Lab 4.19   Spatial Mapping


W4........4.24

Definition


Reading
Computational Photography | Daniel Vaquero | [vimeo]

Computer Vision | image analysis | segmentation | Edge Detection | pattern recognition | edge detection

"New cameras don't just capture photons; they compute pictures"
Technical choice

Lab 4.26   Factum artem [Greenaway] | EXIF | Sunsets  

W5........5.01

Artists
Research

  Content Through Noise | Information Theory's Noise to Signal

Synchronous Objects | Mapping | Ruscha | Morellet | Campbell | Walker
Eckstein | Julesz | Harmon [wp] [Dali] | Knowlton

Noise/Blur


Lab 5.03

  Noise/Blur Lab

 


W6........5.08

Technical

Time-Based
Space

Expression/Exploration: Time, Depth & Space Expansion

Focal Sweep | Fosera Camera | Lytro camera [cnet video] | LightField Photography
Marclay [clock][2] | Slit-Scan | Motion Studies | light-Paint | Sugimoto

Time/Depth/Space

Field Trip 5.10
  Experimental Visualization Lab, Elings Hall 2611
 

W7........5.15

Expression/Exploration: Time, Depth & Space Expansion

Research Project

Lab 5.17
 

Research work / individual meetings

 

W8........5.22
Research Presentations
 

Lab 5.24
  Brief Introduction to After effects

 


W9........5.29 Final Project Work-Progress Concept
Final Project

Lab 5.31   Project Work

 


W10.......6.05
6:07
Dead Week Lab Work / indivdual meetings
Dead Week Lab Work / indivdual meetings
 

W11.......6.12 Final Project Presentation  

Artistic References
Technical References
Photography References

Previous Syllabi

 

Digital Foundations | Photography & Science [Reaktion]
Adobe Photoshop for Photographers CS4, Evening
Photo Theory Elkins | Photo Reader, Wells

09_102 | 10_102 | 11_102 | arts130



Grading   First 3 projects: 45%
Research: 15%
Final Project: 20%
Attendance and participation: 20%