nm374
NEW MEDIA RESEARCH (London, Paris, Berlin)
instructor: curt cloninger
email: curt at lab404 dot com
office: Zeis 214
location: abroad + university of north carolina asheville

class-specific | visits, readings/artwork



intro
syllabus
rough project calendar
attendance and grading policies

major assignments
* 12 daily response essays
* theory analysis and response paper

writing resources
unc writing center handouts [nb: argument and thesis statements] (UNC)
MLA citation generator (bibMe)
the citation machine (warlick)


(subject to rearrangement)
Note: Prior to June 1, ideally read/watch everything, but at least read/watch the things in red.

JUNE 1, thursday (London):
south bank skate park
listen: At The Chime of a City Clock ([Nick] Drake)
read: Acquainted with the Night (Frost)
watch/listen: In the Shadow of the Sun (Jarman/Throbbing Gristle)
* Day 1 Discussion Questions

JUNE 2, friday (London):
Tate Modern [Kruger, Atlas/Cunningham/Cage, Beuys, Heartfield, Miereles, Farocki, Paik, Horn, Abramovic, Metzger, Cardiff, Simpson, Akomfrah]
read: "Sentences on Conceptual Art" (Lewitt)
* Day 2 Discussion Questions

JUNE 3, saturday (London):
Victoria & Albert Museum [Filippo & Irini meeting]
Photographer's Gallery [Allahyari, Calle, Lixenberg, Molen, Mayne]
read: excerpt from "A Fragment of Life" (Machen)
bonus read: Crafting Our Digital Futures (edited by Papadimitriou/Prescott/Rogers)
* Day 3 Discussion Questions

JUNE 4, sunday (London):
Furtherfield Gallery [New World Order exhibition]
Wellcome Collection [electricity exhibition]
watch: "Chorus" (Herndon/Taniguchi) + "Home" (Herndon/Metahaven)
read: "The Thousand Dreams of Stellavista" (Ballard)
* Day 4 Discussion Questions

JUNE 5, monday (London):
arebyte LASER [Daniel Rourke meeting]
arebyte LASER [George Yarker]
read/watch: The 3D Additivist Manifesto (Rourke/Allahyari)
browse: The 3D Additivist Cookbook (Rourke/Allahyari, et al.)
* Day 5 Discussion Questions

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JUNE 6, tuesday (Paris):
bonus: Eiffel Tower
listen: Interface (Heldon)
read: excerpt from The Practice of Everyday Life: "Walking in the City" (de Certeau)
read: The Other Paris: "Ghosts" (Sante)
bonus watch: A Cat in Paris (Felicioli/Gagnol)
bonus watch: Chats Perchés [The Case of The Grinning Cat] (Chris Marker)
* Day 6 -- no discussion questions [travel day]

JUNE 7, wednesday (Paris):
Parsons Paris [Recyclism (Benjamin Gaulon) and Systaime (Michaël Borras)]
bonus: Louvre
read: "The Work of Art in the Age of Mechanical Reproduction" (Benjamin)
* Day 7 Discussion Questions

JUNE 8, thursday (Paris):
Centre Pompidou [Print The World exhibition]
Centquarte [Zimoun]
read: "Venus Smiles" (Ballard)
watch: 10 selected works (Zimoun)
* Day 8 Discussion Questions

JUNE 9, friday (Paris):
Museum of Hunting and Nature [Marlène Mocquet]
flâneur dérive #1
read: excerpt from "The Painter of Modern Life" (Baudelaire)
read: excerpts from The Arcades Project: "The Flâneur" (Benjamin)
* Day 9 Discussion Questions

JUNE 10, saturday (Paris):
Sainte-Chapelle
psychogeographic dérive #2
read: Theory of the Dérive (Debord)
read: excerpts from Psychogeographic Destination Kit (Randolph)
watch: Mon Oncle opening sequence (Tati)
* Day 10 Discussion Questions

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JUNE 11, sunday (Berlin):
travel/rest
watch: "Warszawa" (Bowie)
watch: Der Himmel über Berlin trailer (Wenders) [ideally, watch the entire film]
* Day 11 -- no discussion questions [travel day]

JUNE 12, monday (Berlin):
Alma Alloro [ 1 * 2 ] studio visit
Bauhaus-Archiv
read: "Work with Material" (Anni Albers)
* Day 12 Discussion Questions

JUNE 13, tuesday (Berlin):
Museum für Fotographie [surveillance exhibitions]
read: Towards a Philosophy of Photography: "The Apparatus," "The Gesture of Photography" (Flusser)
read: "Manifesto for a Theory of the 'New Aesthetic" (Cloninger)
* Day 13 Discussion Questions

JUNE 14, wednesday (Berlin):
Konrad Fischer Galerie [Edith Dekyndt] + Galerija Gregor Podnar [Ariel Schlesinger] + Galerie Nordenhake [Spencer Finch]
Kulturforum [alchemy exhibition]
read: "Say Goodbye to the Wind" (Ballard)
view: The Ripley Scrowle [a different version than the one we saw]
bonus watch: Der Lauf Der Dinge [The Way Things Go] (Fischli/Weiss)
bonus watch: "Early Abstractions" [#10, #1, #2, #3] (Harry Smith)
* Day 14 Discussion Questions (that we never discussed)

JUNE 15, thursday (Berlin):
plane ride home
listen: "Map Ref. 41ºN 93ºW": Wire version * My Bloody Valentine version * lyrics
* Day 15 -- no discussion questions [travel day]