New Media History 2

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Code Completion Credits Range Language Instruction Semester
373DNM2 ZK 3 4T English, Czech summer

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Learning outcomes of the course unit

  1. To illustrate the history and theory of Electronic Culture - New Media in the broader context, starting with the late 19. century till today.
  2. To allow students to understand the tools and techniques that are available today to make moving image works of any sort. This is accomplished through an historical examination of the pioneers who developed them and the works they created.

Mode of study

lectures are illustrated with documentary clips and images, readings from primary sources; and the special wiki website, managed in collaboration with the students, part of the lectures are discussions focused on the issues and special subjects.

Prerequisites and co-requisites

1.General knowledge about the modern art and culture of 20th century.

2.Self study and ability to reflection and discussion

3.Preferably New Media History 1 taken prior to New Media History 2.

Course contents

1.History of New Media

2.The course, (totaly over two semesters, aims to provide the student with comprehensive historical understanding of the developement of the New Media art, the artists, movements , technologies and artworks involving primarily moving image beyond the single screen presentation, common to either narrative film, documentary, animation or even experimental film.

Recommended or required reading

Jozef Czeres, Michal Murin, Od Analógového k digitálnému, Nové pohlady na nové uměnia v audiovizuálnom veku, FVU, Bánská Bystrica, 2010,

Katarína Rusnáková, V toku pohyblivých obrazov, Bratislava, 2005

The New Media Reader, ed Noah Wardrip-Fruin and Nick Montfort,The MIT Press, 2003

Huhtamo, E. (1995) Resurecting the Technological Past: An Introduction to the Archeology of Media. Intercommunication No.14.


Electronic Culture: Technology and Visual Representaion. Edited by Timothy Druckery; Introduction by Alluequere Roseanne Stone.Aperture Foundation,1996

Digital Culture: Understanding New Media, Glen Creeber, Royston Martin,Open University Press,2008

Charlie Gere, Digital Culture, The University of Chicago Press, 2009

Assessment methods and criteria

kredity jsou uděleny na základě:

75 procentní účasti na seminářích

aktivní účasti v diskuzi na seminářích

samostatně zpracovaného hesla na wiki

absolvování závěrečné ústní zkoušky:celkem 2 otázky, jedno téma si může posluchač sám vybrat,druhé určí zkoušející.


nteractivity 1&2 (early 1970's and 1980's-2000)

Telepresence/Telematics/TeleRobotics (1965-87)

Sound art and installation (1950's - present)

Net art (1990's)

Network (1970's-90's)

Tactical media (1990's)

Machinima & gamespaces (2000-present)

Locative media (2000-present)

Artificial Life (2000-present)

Database cinema (1995-present)

Augmented reality (2005-present)

Bioart & Emergent media 2000-present)

Further information

This course is an elective for all AMU students

Schedule for winter semester 2019/2020:

The schedule has not yet been prepared

Schedule for summer semester 2019/2020:

room 423
Room No. 423

(Lažanský palác)
(lecture parallel1)
Date Day Time Tutor Location Notes No. of paralel
Wed 14:50–18:05 Eric ROSENZVEIG Room No. 423
Lažanský palác
lecture parallel1

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