Generative Art
Scope and Objectives Projects and Assignments Required Readings Schedule Instructor & Participants


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1/2 course Fall (Sep-Dec 2017)

Art 321 Official Course Outline.

Web Art: Theory and Practice - Examination of the work of Web artists and investigation of the Internet as a vehicle to extend art and design practice. Internet art (often referred to as net art) is a form of digital artwork distributed via the Internet. The term Internet art typically does not refer to art that has been simply digitized and uploaded to be viewable over the Internet. This can be done through a web browser, such as images of paintings uploaded for viewing in an online gallery.[1] Rather, this genre relies intrinsically on the Internet to exist, taking advantage of such aspects as an interactive interface and connectivity to multiple social and economic cultures and micro-cultures. It refers to the Internet as a whole, not only to web-based works. Museum of web art. The Museum of Web Art was founded for the simple reason that excellence and innovation in this new, electronic medium must be made accessible to those who seek it, and displayed in an environment suited to its content.


Upon successful completion of this course, students should:
1. Have a basic comprehension of how the Internet functions, and how web pages are created, stored, and displayed.
2. Understand the ideas behind web and net art, including how to use the Internet as a key element of a creative work.
3. Understand the use of algorithms in a creative process. be able to create artistic works using these paradigms using a computer language or other tool.
4. Be familiar with basic techniques in visualization using a computer.
5. Understand basic strategies for interaction design and their implementation.
6. Know how images and sounds are stored on a computer, how they can be created and edited, and their role in creating art works on the Internet.