Media Arts Seminar Fall 2022

Media Arts Seminar
T, Th 3:30-5:20
TB 102 & over Zoom for online students
Zoom Link for Online Students

Lauren Addario
Media Arts & Technology
TB 135 505-454-3239
Office Hours M 11:00-12:00 virtual; T 12:30-2:00 in TB135; Th 12:30 – 1:30 VIrtual, & by appointment

Safety: NMHU COVID policy is linked here
If you are sick, test positive, or have had close contact with someone who is sick or has tested positive, please attend via zoom, and let me know how I can support you until you feel safe enough to return to the class.

CLASS SCHEDULE: This class is hybrid and will meet in person and online. Tuesdays will be in person, Thursdays (for the most part) will be online. *students registered for the online section of class will meet over Zoom.

Week 1
August 16–  Introductions | Review syllabus and policies |
| What to expect from this class | Role of cultural technology in Media Arts & Technology CCT Project Showcase

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Mary in class to help with travel! *** This class will include an overnight trip to Tucumcari, NM on September 2nd. We’re doing our community-based exhibit on Route 66! *** Make arrangements now to get off of work, get your assignments from other classes, and we’ll do our travel in Chrome River during this first class.

Homework: Read and come to class with one fact from each article below that you didn’t know or that surprised you. Be prepared to discuss your ideas during the first 30 minutes of class. Read and be prepared to critically discuss bias in AI and who’s making sure AI isn’t racist?

August 18- Tucumcari trip. In class exercise: Google these terms 1) beautiful, 2) ugly, 3) Professor style
Discussion about bias in AI and internet surveillance.  How are voices marginalized? Cultural introduction to Tucumcari and Route 66. Guest Speaker, Eric Romero Recording is linked here

Homework: How does the following statement inspire/impact you? “Internet search platforms and technology companies could allow for greater expression and serve as a democratizing tool for the public. This is rendered impossible with the current commercial practices. What we need are public search engine alternatives, united with public interest journalism and librarianship to ensure that the public has access to the highest quality information available”.  Safiya Umoja Noble, Algorithms of Oppression, New York University Press, 2018.

Week 2
August 23 –Ignite presentations. Research and present on a socially conscious community driven idea that uses technology for good. presentation, 5 minutes, 20 slides, 15 seconds per slide.Social Funding: Kiva | Soccket | Virtual Reality Wired | NYTimes Technology | Cooper Hewitt
ART21 | Metaphoras Leonardo | Neiman ReportsMIT Media Lab |Open Source Hardware |
Preparing an Ignite presentation in GoogleDocs 

How to do a presentation: Veronica Black! Her slides are linked here

Homework: DUE Thursday 8/25
Bring in 2 possible Ignite topics. Present Links to class in order of importance. Have your links ready to go and post them in the chat/email them to me by the start of class. 

August 25 – Present your Ignite topics to the class 

Week 3
August 30-  Joe Zebrowski guest speaker! Mapping, Context and general information about Tucumcari. Access the link to his shared folders here & Preparing for Craig’s visit and our field trip to Tucumcari. This is an overnight trip everyone. We leave Friday morning at 9:00 am. 

September 1 – Craig Winslow Guest Speaker and workshop
***Friday, September 2 leave for Tucumcari, 9:00am. Return Saturday, September 3rd 5:00pm***

Week 4
September 6Guest Speaker Mike Jackson, Creating work for a client. Here’s a link to the in-class project.   
Recording of today’s class is linked here

Design Paper: Introduce writing assignment 1

Homework Read this article.
Watch the late David Mendez talk about his love for design, NMHU Media Arts Alumnus.
Here’s the recording of David’s presentation.

September 8-Discuss and debrief Tucumcari trip, discuss On Creativity. If you didn’t get a chance to listen to David’s presentation, we’ll discuss that too.
Here’s how you will be evaluated for your papers
Writing Center: x 3537
Visit Writing Center
multiple drafts, read out loud, spell check, Student Academic Integrity Policy
Check out: Purdue’s The Owl for citation help.  Here’s a PowerPoint presentation on MLA style.

Email Michael your designs by the end of class today.
Recording of today’s class is linked here.

Week 5

Rough drafts due to Jeff by the start of class today.

Week 6
September 20-Guest speaker, Morgan Barnard, Faculty, Media Arts & Technology. Introduction to Film, Video, and Audio.  His presentation is linked here
Homework: Reading assignment on documentary filmmaking
Watch film by Patty Chavez, Director and Producer of The Ties that Bind Us. This is an award-winning short now streaming on Xerb. It was awarded a $17,000 production fund for screenwriting and was awarded the grand yearly prize at the Hispanic Film Fest for Best directing, as well as took home some other awards for, Best original score, best First-time Female Director, best original story, and best acting duo.
Production Sample:  #WHITINA – This was a USC Thesis film and executive produced by Kevin Hart, 2021. 

September 22-Design papers due by the start of class Introduce midterm and final project, here’s a sample plan, sample GANTT Chart

Project management lecture

Review student documentary films and animations. Quantum Computing Explained! Lindsey Abeita’s video, (Long Walk, memories of migration, Jewish Merchants, Mother Teal and the Overland Route, Navajo Rodeo, Sheep is Life)
What about the livestream filming of incidents on social media? Is that a form of documentary filmmaking, citizen journalism? Cinéma Vérité?
Link to assignment 2 essay on film and video. Paper Due 10/6/21 at the start of class.

Week 7
September 27th- Arnaud workshop with class

September 29- Watch Waste Land. You will have to log into Kanopy with your university username and password.
Go to the Donnelly Library Homepage 
scroll down to databases by title
Scroll to Kanopy >login using university username and password
search for Waste Land

Week 8
October 4 – Work day- Let’s talk about exhibit ideas!
Homework, prepare your midterm presentations. 

October 6 – Midterm Presentations
Homework Read this:  big data and Internet Surveillance

Week 9
October 11 – No class Fall Break

October 13 –  ***Film papers due at the start of class.***
Introduction to Multimedia and Interactivity
Guest Speaker, Jonathan Lee, Technology Surveillance. Here’s his presentation
Recording is linked here
Homework: Racism and bias in the tech industry. Silicon Valley’s Diversity Problem

Week 10
October 18 –  IGNITE PRESENTATIONS redo  Link to assignment 3, 
Homework: More reading about diversity in technology here
and here

October 20Paper on multimedia and interactivity Assigned reading Has War Changed or only War Photography?
In class work day. Come to class with your research materials and be prepared to work on your individual projects. 

Week 11
October 25- Jeff in class from 4-5 to discuss Capa/Addario article.
Introduction to Photography & Photojournalism. Photojournalism Lecture.
You can access Jeff’s lecture here. 
Recording of Jeff’s lecture is here

October 27- Announcements re: dates and location for final show.
Rough drafts for Multimedia and Interactivity due to Jeff today Universal/Inclusive Design and Accessibility
Workday. Get ready for your initial presentations. 

Week 12
November 1 –Initial prototypes due – student presentations and feedback

November 3 – ***Multimedia & Technology papers due today***.
Work day. will there be text panels? 

Week 13
November 8 – Work Day. Measuring and figuring out placement of screen and prints. Hand out paper requirements for Photography & Photojournalism
Will Instagram be our archive? I can also create a page on my website for archiving content.

November 10 – Presentations– Critique 2

Week 14
November 15- ***Rough drafts for photography/photojournalism due today***Critique 3 finalizing content and prepping files for print/online archiving.

November 17 – Prints/Electronic files, projections, videos finalized and sent to print lab. Work Day 

Week 15
November 22 – ***Photography/photojournalism papers due today***
Print lab—-test prints—-Finalizing print material
November 24- No class Fall Recess

Week 16
November 29- Work Day 
December 1-   Work Day/Install day/Morgan will meet us in Crit B. (I’ll be there too)

Tuesday, December 6 – Final  Critique 11:00-2:00pm