Educating artists for the future : learning at the by Mel Alexenberg

By Mel Alexenberg

In Educating Artists for the Future, a number of the world’s so much cutting edge thinkers approximately greater schooling within the arts provide clean instructions for instructing artists and architects for a post-digital destiny. a bunch of artists, researchers, and academics from a dozen nations the following redefine artwork on the interdisciplinary interface the place medical inquiry and new applied sciences form aesthetic values. This quantity bargains groundbreaking guidance for artwork educators, demonstrating how the interaction among electronic and cultural platforms demands substitute pedagogical suggestions that inspire student-centered interactive learning.
“Mel Alexenberg, a truly refined artist and pupil of a lot event within the complicated enjoying box of art-science-technology, addresses the not often requested query: How does the ‘media magic’ converse content?”—Otto Piene, Professor Emeritus and Director, middle for complicated visible experiences, Massachusetts Institute of Technology


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For Fuller, artists, when functioning at their best, were exemplars of the open-minded, expansive innovators that the culture desperately needed. Here is an excerpt from Fuller’s Operating Manual for Spaceship Earth (Fuller 1973) that gives a flavor of this thinking. The great aesthetic which will inaugurate the twenty-first century will be the utterly invisible quality of intellectual integrity; the integrity of the individual dealing with his scientific discoveries; the integrity of the individual in dealing with conceptual realization of comprehensive interrelatedness of all events; the integrity of the individual dealing with the only experimentally arrived at information regarding invisible phenomena; and finally integrity of all those who formulate invisibly within their respective minds and invisibly with the only mathematically dimensionable, advanced technologies, on the behalf of their fellow men.

Works Cited ACE (2006), (Arts, Computation Engineering Program – UC Irvine). edu/. Bauhaus-dessau. asp? * CIA (2006a), (Conceptual Information Arts – SFSU). ” http: //userwww. * DX (2006), (University of Washington – Center for Digital Arts and Experimental Media). * MAT (2006), (Masters in Art & Technology – UC Santa Barbara). ” College Catalog. ” Journal Leonardo. Volume 23, numbers 2 and 3. 2002. * Technoculture Program (2006), (UC Davis). ” Excerpt quoted from R. Buckminster Fuller. Operating Manual for Spaceship Earth.

Still one must also address the concrete curriculum. CIA tries to mix contemporary skills with emergent fields. Most courses include elements that teach students to master current applications to as deep a level as possible. Students are warned, however, that in ten years they will probably be working with application environments that might be quite different. The courses ask them to penetrate deeper than surface software manipulations and to analyze the underlying structures of what they work with.

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