Art (American Cyber Culture) OpenCourseWare: A Free Undergraduate Art Course by UC Berkeley

Published Feb 23, 2009

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Discover the impact of digital media on American society in this free OpenCourseWare. 'Practice of Art: Foundations of American CyberCulture' is a free online course provided by the University of California at Berkeley. Students explore the history of digital images and information from an abstract understanding of digital design to the pragmatic creation of a digital site.

Practice of Art: Foundations of American CyberCulture: Course Specifics

Degree Level Free Audio Video Downloads
Undergraduate Yes Yes Yes Yes

Lectures/Notes Study Materials Tests/Quizzes
No Yes No

Practice of Art: Foundations of American CyberCulture: Course Description

This course explores how new media technology offers numerous opportunities for creative expression. At the same time, the use of digital media presents social dilemmas and raises philosophical questions. 'Practice of Art: Foundations of American CyberCulture,' a University of California at Berkeley OpenCourseWare, provides students with the tools they need to create a unique, online self-representation and to think critically about positive and negative implications of new media. The art department course is divided into three units, including 'The Cyber-Cultural Imaginary: History, Philosophy and Politics,' 'Embodiment and Identity Online' and 'Life in and with Cyber-Cultures.' Instructor Joseph Donald McKay leads this course.

Course materials include podcasts and students will need to obtain a copy of New Media Reader by Noah Wardip-Fruin and Nick Montfort, 2003 edition to participate in this free course. If you're interested in taking this course, visit the Practice of Art: American Cyber-Culture course page.

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