Academic Catalog

STPS542 ART, TECH. AND VISUAL CULTURE

Course Code: 8310542
METU Credit (Theoretical-Laboratory hours/week): 3(3-0)
ECTS Credit: 8.0
Department: Science And Technology Policy Studies
Language of Instruction: English
Level of Study: Graduate
Course Coordinator: Res.Assist. DERYA FINDIK
Offered Semester: Fall Semesters.

Course Content

Art vis--vis ancient techn and modern technology. The technological enframing and Regelkreis of the late industrial-modern age. The post-industrial and post-modern conditions under which contemporary modes of artistic activity take place. The possibility of art in the information age. Art as saving power and sheltering vs. Art as information flow and commodity. The ethical function of the aesthetic dimension. The question of Umwelt. The possibility of Truth via artworks in the information age. Towards a visual ontology.