- Nida Sinnokrot
- T 1-3, R 1-4
Making Across Media: Kites, Cameras and Kaleidoscopes (IAP 2022)
Working with wind, feathers, tails that fly; light, landscape, screens that deceive; manipulation, fractals, and insect eyes, this studio course invites students to collaboratively build Kites, Cameras, and Kaleidoscopes.
Might exploring novel ways of reimagining these technologies offer windows into other realities, sensory experiences stories, voices and territories? The history, development and impact of optical devices on seeing and looking, from war kites to drone strikes, will set the tone for the critical discourse component of this class and prompt our interrogation of these technologies.
Readings, screenings, and discussions will complement and inform making, testing, and sharing. Students will acquire basic shop skills, practice collaborative working methods, establish critical frameworks for contextualizing their work, and practice thinking though making across media. Open to graduates and undergraduates.
This course meets twice weekly for the entirety of IAP (January 4-January 27).