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    Welcome to the DOM-E5024 Introduction to Media Art and Culture (IMAC) course. From this site you will find the schedule, assignments, your study groups, course readings and some videos.

    The course space would be the room 103 at Miestentie 3

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    INTRODUCTION TO THE COURSE + MASS MEDIA (27.10.2015 Tuesday)

    1. Introduction: blog + assignments + assessment (participation + assignments)
    2. Study groups and study topics
    3. Mass media: context and definitions + discussion
    4. The fourth estate and the power + discussion
    5. Introduction to homework reading: Moulthrop, S. (1991) You say you want a revolution? Hypertext and the laws of media. In The New Media Reader (pp. 692 - 704)

    2. HYPERMEDIA, NEW MEDIA & MEDIA INDUSTRY  (28.10.2015 Wednesday)

    1. Fishbowl discussion: the homework reading
    2. Marshall McLuhan group activity
    3. Media industry
    4. Introduction to homework reading: Chris Anderson (2004): The long tail

    3. MEDIA CULTURE: GLOBAL & LOCAL (29.10.2015 Thursday)

    1. Fishbowl discussion: the homework reading
    2. Demoscene by Markku Reunanen
    3. Geopolitics and "media” - hypothesis, conspiracies, possible histories + discussion
    4. Origins of Internet and the WWW + discussion
    5. Free software movement, hackers and hacker ethics + discussion 
    6. Introduction to homework reading: Turkle, S.  (2011): Alone together

    4. FUTURE OF MEDIA (30.10.2015 Friday)

    1. Fishbowl discussion: the homework reading
    2. From SciFi media to future design by Akseli Anttila
    3. New Media: definitions + discussion
    4. Media convergence + discussion
    5. Study group working
    6. Status reports of the study groups

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    1. NEW MEDIA AND ARTISTS (3.11.2015 Tuesday)

    1. Backround: avantgarde and experimental arts
    2. What is New Media?
    3. Early computer art & cybernetics
    4. Video art and video installation
    5. Homework, several videos on-line

    2. MEDIA ART 1 (4.11.2015 Wednesday)

    1. Fishbowl discussion on homework
    2. Emergence of interactivity: multimedia and installations
    3. net.art
    4. new media art - participatory forms of making and hacktivism
    5. Introduction to homework screening: The Yes Men by The Yes Men

    3. MEDIA ART 2 (4.11.2015 Thursday)

    1. Fishbowl discussion: The Yes Men
    2. Art and ecology
    3. Bioarts
    4. Interesting projects by media artists

    4. EXHIBITION (5.11.2015 Friday)

    1. Place: Kiasma, Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma 

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    1. CONNECTIONS / WRAP UP I (10.11.2015 Tuesday)

    1. Presentations: Kiasma exhibition
    2. Future trends in Media and Learning
    3. Introduction to homework screening: Ai Weiwei: Never Sorry (2012) by Allison Layman. Available on Amazon, Netflix and iTunes

    2. CONNECTIONS / WRAP UP II (11.11.2015 Wednesday)

    1. Fishbowl discussion: Ai Weiwei: Never Sorry
    2. Study group working

    Deadline for the video essay: Wednesday 11.11.2015 12:00. Send Eva (eva.durall at aalto) a link to the video.

    3. PRESENTATIONS I (12.11.2015 Thursday)

    1. Your video essays + discussion

    4. PRESENTATIONS II (13.11.2015 Friday) 

    1. Your video essays + discussion

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