This course is an introduction to cultural and perceptual constructions of time. Learning to work with time involves more than simply editing video and sound into linear sequences. It entails the consideration of time as a designed idea that can function as a tool. How does this tool, in turn, affect how objects function, how environments are perceived, or how experiences are shared? Studio projects, readings, writing, and examples of many artists’ work are used to examine how ideas such as frame, duration, and speed have evolved to impact our understanding of time. A variety of methods and media—from digital video to drawing to performance—are used to explore and represent different cross-disciplinary notions of time in the fields of art, design, science, and industry. Inflections for the course are: Composition, Embodied and Frame.
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