AME 531 // Theoretical Studies in Media Arts and Sciences: SloMoCo and Other Experimental Forms of Time
Arizona State University // Spring 2021
by Sha Xin Wei
This faculty + grad seminar introduces topics from current areas of research-creation.
It equips PhD and Masters students with conceptual approaches to experimental, experiential and theoretical research powered by emerging media arts, music, science, engineering, and contemporary critical studies.
If asked what the world is made of, we can say it’s made of objects, or we can say it’s made of stuff. This seminar takes the point of view of stuff, the stuff of which objects are made. But instead of asking what stuff the world is made of, we ask how the stuff changes, how things and relations emerge and transform. Repurposing Galileo’s legendary observation – Eppur si muove – we will read and discuss theories of dynamic, historicity, process, and temporality. Participants will bring, create and write about examples from their own practices and studies.
This is the second part of a year-long pro-seminar required of graduate students in AME's PhD and Masters programs.