COURSE UNIT TITLE

: CYBER CULTURE AND VISUAL ARTS

Description of Individual Course Units

Course Unit Code Course Unit Title Type Of Course D U L ECTS
STA 5068 CYBER CULTURE AND VISUAL ARTS ELECTIVE 3 0 0 6

Offered By

Art and Design

Level of Course Unit

Second Cycle Programmes (Master's Degree)

Course Coordinator

ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR TUĞCAN GÜLER

Offered to

Art and Design

Course Objective

Cyber Culture and Visual Arts
The aim of the course is not only the conditions of the real world, but also the possibilities of the virtual world, because of the day-to-day development of the 1990s, the strengthening of digital technologies and the widespread use of the Internet. Many activities such as communication, education-learning, research, entertainment, socialization, trade, art are realized via internet. Millions of Internet users define cyber culture with these actions. It has a rich aesthetic potential as internet, media and environment with digital hardware and software. Therefore, New Media is one of the most important sources of contemporary art and the presence of Digital Art is a sign of this. The aim of the course is to discuss the above mentioned panorama through related artists and sample works and to give the students a critical view in this context.

Learning Outcomes of the Course Unit

1   The students who take the lesson will have knowledge of basic terminology about Cyber Culture;
2   They will identify historical stages of cyber culture,
3   They will discuss interaction between Cyber Culture and New Media,
4   They will demonstrate the ability to evaluate the works of artists who represent digital art by a critical view,
5   They will design related art projects .

Mode of Delivery

Face -to- Face

Prerequisites and Co-requisites

None

Recomended Optional Programme Components

None

Course Contents

Week Subject Description
1 Methodology of the lesson
2 Basic Terminology
3 Brief History of Cyber Culture
4 Brief History of Cyber Culture
5 Cyber Cultures and New Media
6 Cyber Cultures and New Media
7 Cyber Culture and Current Importance of Avant-Garde Art (Futurism, Russian Constructivism, Bauhaus, New Objectivity)
8 Cyber Cultures and Classical Culture Dialectics
9 Rhizome Theory of Gilles Deleuze/Felix Guattari
10 Donna Haraway's Cyborg Manifesto and Cyber Culture; William Gibson and Cyber Punk
11 The Real Virtuality Theory of Manuel Castells
12 Walter Benjamin's "The Work of Art in the Age of Mechanical Reproduction" and Current Situation of Visual Arts
13 Digital Art
14 Andreas Gursky, Guillermo Gomez- Pena, Lev Manovich, Joan Foncuberta, Manfred Mohr, Wade Guyton, Olga Tobreluts, Richard Davies, Christopher Nolan, teamLab,Özcan Onur, NOMAD.

Recomended or Required Reading

Aristoteles (1995).Retorik, Mehmet H. Doğan (Çev) Istanbul, YKY
Aronowitz S. (Ed) Martinsons B.(Ed) Menser M.(Ed),(2014),Technoscience and Cyberculture, London: Routledge
Bard.A., Söderqvist J. (2015) Netokratlar, Göral Erinç Yılmaz (Çev) Izmir, Karakalem,
Bell, David (2001). An Introduction to Cyberculture. London:Routledge
Benjamin, Walter (2016), Pasajlar, Istanbul, YKY
Bernstein, Richard J.(1983).Beyond Objectivism and Relativism, New york, Pen press.
Castells , Manuel (2016), Iletişim Gücü, Istanbul, Bilgi Ün. Yay.
Castells, Manuel (2008), Binyılın Sonu, Enformasyon Çağı: Ekonomi, Topl. ve Kült.Istanbul, Bilgi Ün.
Clough, Rosa (1961).Futurism: The Story of A Modern Art Movement,New york, Philosophical Library.
Deleuze G., Guattari F.(1980) A Thousand Plateaus: Capitalism and Schizophrenia, Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press
Eyman, Douglas (2015). Digital Rhetoric, Michigan, University of Michigan Press
Featherstone M., Burrows R. (Ed)(1995). Cyberspace/Cyberbodies, Cyberpunk, London, Routledge
Fukuyama, Francis (1993). Tarihin Sonu ve Son Insan, Zülfü Dicleli (Çev)Istanbul, Gün Yay.
Gibson, William (2016). Neuromancer, Sergül Oğur (Çev)Istanbul, Altıkırkbeş
Haraway, Donna. (2006). Siborg Manifestosu, Istanbul, Agora Kitaplığı
Jencks, Charles(1987). Post Modernism: The New Classicism in Art And Achitecture, London, Academy Edition
Jones S.(1996). Cybersociety: Computer Mediated Communication and Community, Chicago, University of Illinois
Lieser, Wolf,(2003). Digital Art, London, h.f. Ullmann
Manovich Lev (1995). The Paradox of Digital Photography, Photography After Photography.Exhibition catalog. Germany
Manovich, Lev (2001). Software Takes Command, New York, MIT Press,
Manovich, Lev (2013). The Language of New Media, London, Bloomsbury Academic
Poggi, Christine,(2009). Inventing Futurism The art and Politics of Artificial Optimism, Princeton University Press
Ricardo F. (Ed) (2009). Cyberculture and New Media, New York, Rodoppi
Wolf, Tom (2006).Bauhaus ve Sonrası, Feyyaz Erpi (Çev) Istanbul, Keşif Yay

Planned Learning Activities and Teaching Methods

Systematic research in the internet, databases and real library environment; Brainstorming; Mental and conceptual mapping; Project design



Assessment Methods

SORTING NUMBER SHORT CODE LONG CODE FORMULA
1 MTE MIDTERM EXAM
2 ASG ASSIGNMENT
3 FCG FINAL COURSE GRADE
4 FCGR FINAL COURSE GRADE (RESIT) MTE * 0.10 + ASG * 0.30 + FCG * 0.60
5 RST RESIT
6 FCGR FINAL COURSE GRADE (RESIT) MTE * 0.10 + ASG * 0.30 + RST * 0.60


*** Resit Exam is Not Administered in Institutions Where Resit is not Applicable.

Further Notes About Assessment Methods

None

Assessment Criteria

It is especially important to continue with the course as it will be processed as a process from the beginning of the course.

Language of Instruction

Turkish

Course Policies and Rules

The course foresees the theoretical accumulation of rhetoric and application.

Contact Details for the Lecturer(s)

simber.atay@gmail.com
DEU GSF Internal: 29231

Office Hours

Monday: 12:00-13:00pm
Tuesday: 12:00-13:00pm

Work Placement(s)

None

Workload Calculation

Activities Number Time (hours) Total Work Load (hours)
Lectures 13 3 39
Student Presentations 1 1 1
Design Project 1 40 40
Preparing presentations 1 30 30
Preparation for midterm exam 1 25 25
Midterm 1 3 3
TOTAL WORKLOAD (hours) 138

Contribution of Learning Outcomes to Programme Outcomes

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