Educating Artists for the Future

Learning at the Intersections of Art, Science, Technology, and Culture

Edited by Mel Alexenberg

Edited by Mel Alexenberg

Distributed for Intellect Ltd

192 pages | 20 halftones | 7 x 9 | © 2008
Cloth $50.00 ISBN: 9781841501918 Published June 2008
In Educating Artists for the Future, some of the world’s most innovative thinkers about higher education in the arts offer fresh directions for educating artists and designers for a post-digital future. A group of artists, researchers, and teachers from a dozen countries here redefine art at the interdisciplinary interface where scientific inquiry and new technologies shape aesthetic values. This volume offers groundbreaking guidelines for art educators, demonstrating how the interplay between digital and cultural systems calls for alternative pedagogical strategies that encourage student-centered interactive learning.
 
“Mel Alexenberg, a very sophisticated artist and scholar of much experience in the complex playing field of art-science-technology, addresses the rarely asked question: How does the ‘media magic’ communicate content?”—Otto Piene, Professor Emeritus and Director, Center for Advanced Visual Studies, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
 

 
 
 
Otto Piene, Professor Emeritus and Director, Center for Advanced Visual Studies, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

“Mel Alexenberg, a very sophisticated artist and scholar of much experience in the complex playing field of art-science-technology, addresses the rarely asked question: How does the ‘media magic’ communicate content?”

Olivia Sagan | ESCalate
"Once more, intense questions and complex reasoning, which . . . begin to feel mind-broadening and powerful. . . . This is a creative book for creative thinkers--particularly those with a passion for technological advances. . . .This book embodies a perhaps very human urge to learn across disciplines, and explore the border conflicts of their interface."
Contents
Introduction: Education for a Conceptual Age
 
Learning at the Intersections of Art, Science, Technology, and Culture
Mel Alexenberg, Professor of Art and Founding Dean, School of Art and Multimedia Design, Netanya Academic College, Netanya, Israel. 
 
Beyond the Digital
 
Beyond the Digital: Preparing Artists to Work at the Frontiers of Technoculture
Stephen Wilson, Professor and Director of Conceptual/Information Arts Program, San Francisco State University, California.
 
Pixels and Particles: The Path to Syncretism
Roy Ascott, President, Planetary Collegium and Professor, University of Plymouth, UK.
 
Sustaining Creativity and Losing the Wild
Carol Gigliotti, Associate Professor of New Media, Emily Carr Institute of Art and Design, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
 
Making Space for the Artist
Mark Amerika, Associate Professor of Art and Art History, University of Colorado, Boulder, CO 
 
Networked Times
 
Unthinkable Complexity: Art Education in Networked Times
Robert Sweeny, Assistant Professor of Art and Art Education, Indiana University of Pennsylvania, Indiana, PA.
 
Art/Science & Education
Stefan Sonvilla-Weiss, Professor and Head of the International MA Program in ePedagogy, University of Art and Design, Helsinki, Finland.
 
Learning, Education and the Arts in a Digital World
Ron Burnett, President of Emily Carr Institute of Art and Design, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.

Afference and Efference: Encouraging Social Impact through Art and Science Education
Jill Scott, Research Professor: Institute for Cultural Studies in Art, Media and Design, Hochschule für Gestaltung und Kunst Zürich, Switzerland, and Vice Director, Z-Node, Planetary Collegium.

Polycultural Perspectives
 
Expressing with Grey Cells: Indian Perspectives on New Media Art
Vinod Vidwans, Professor and Head of Departments of New Media and Software User Interface Design, National Institute of Design, Ahmedabad, India
 
New Media Art as Embodiment of Tao
Wengao Huang, Associate Professor of Media Art, College of Information Science and Engineering, Shandong University at Weihai, China.
Between Hyper-Images and Aniconism: New Perspectives on Islamic Art in the Education of Artists
Ozgur Sogancy, Assistant Professor of Fine Art Education, Anadolu University, Eskisehir, Turkey
 
Touching Light: Post Traditional Immersion in Interactive Artistic Environments
Diane Gromala, Professor and Associate Director of the School of Interactive Arts and Technology at Simon Fraser University, British Columbia, Canada.
Jinsil Seo, PhD Candidate, School of Interactive Arts and Technology, Simon Fraser University.

Reflective Inquiry
 
Media Golem: Between Prague and ZKM
Michael Bielicky, Professor and Head of the Department of InfoArt/Digital Media, Hochschule fur Gestaltung, ZKM Center for Art and Media, Karlsruhe, Germany, and Academy of Fine Arts, Prague, Czech Republic.
 
Life Transformation – Art Mutation           
Eduardo Kac, Professor and Chairman, Art and Technology Department, School of the Art Institute of Chicago.
 
Learning Through the Re-embodiment of the Digital Self
Yacov Sharir, Associate Professor of Dance and Multimedia Art, University of Texas at Austin.

My Journey: From Physics to Graphic Design to User Interface/Information-Visualization Design
Aaron Marcus, President Aaron Marcus and Associates (AM+A), and Visiting Professor of Media Design, Illinois Institute of Technology, Chicago, IL.

Emergent Praxis
 
Entwined Histories: Reflections on Teaching Art, Science, and Technological Media
Edward A. Shanken, Professor of Art History, Savannah College of Art and Design, Georgia.

A Generative Emergent Approach to Graduate Education
Bill Seaman, Professor and Head of Department of Digital Media, Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, RI.
 
Media Literacy: Reading and Writing Images in a Digital Age
Shlomo Lee Abrahmov, Senior Lecturer in Design and Instructional Systems Technologies, Holon Institute of Technology, Holon, Israel.
 
The Creative Spirit in the Age of Digital Technologies: Seven Tactical Exercises
Lucia Leao, Professor of Art and Technology, Department of Computer Science, Sao Paulo Catholic University, and SENAC, Brazil.

Epilogue: Realms of Learning
 
From Awesome Immersion to Holistic Integration
Mel Alexenberg, Professor of Art and Founding Dean, School of Art and Multimedia Design, Netanya Academic College, Netanya, Israel. 
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