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Instructor


A102 Digital Media ToolBox

George Legrady

e-studio, Arts/Old Gym bldg479, rm 1211
Tu-Thu: 2:30-2:50pm

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........1.08


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 1.10

Image Correction
Transformation | contrast | color correction |


W2........1.15

Design Resource

Aesthetic Layers
Architecture Feature
Artistic Construction | Layers | Texture

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

Lab 1.17

  Layers Presentation

W3........1.22

Artists
Artistic Construction

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

Lab 1.24   Spatial Mapping Presentation


W4........1.29

Some references

Reading
Research Work

Factum arte [Greenaway] | EXIF | Sunsets

Flusser book on photography (9 pgs) | photography-beyond (6 pgs)
Research Project

Lab 1.31   Student Research Presentations  

W5........2.05

Artists
Research

  Content Through Noise | Information Theory's Noise to Signal

Synchronous Objects | Mapping | Ruscha | Morellet | Campbell | Walker | Eckstein | Julesz | Harmon [wp] [Dali] | Knowlton | Simon | Richter
Noise/Blur

Lab 2.07

  Noise/Blur Presentation

 


W6........2.12

Technical



Reading

Expression/Exploration: Time, Depth & Space Expansion

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

Uncertainty Principle | Simulacra

Time/Depth/Space

2.14

Reading
  Student Research Presentations

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

W7........Field Trip 2.19
Experimental Visualization Lab, Elings Hall 2611

Region Centrale [Snow] | Viola |
Automated Photography

Lab 2.21
 

Brief Introduction to After effects

Final Project

W8........2.26
Image in Time | Brief Introduction to After effects

Brahkage [ 1] | Heavy Industries | Conner | Ikeda [video] [3D] [2]| Homeland | Homeland soundtrack
 

Lab 2.28
  After Effects Lab/ or Drones lecture (IHC)

 


W9........3.05 Final Project Work-Progress Brief PResentation
 

Lab 3.07   Final Project Work/ Individual Meeetings

 


W10.......3.12
3.14
Dead Week Lab Work / indivdual meetings
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   Forum posted projects: 45%
Research: 15%
Final Project: 20%
Attendance and participation: 20%