“Art After the Internet”: Unique Spring Course Taught by Visiting Artists

November 21 2017

Calling all students! Are you looking for a unique artistic opportunity? Sign up now for the course ARTH 4900/6900 “Art After the Internet.” This course will be taught by the Warnock Artists in Residence Eva and Franco Mattes. Their medium is a combination of Internet, video and installation. Their work explores the ethical and moral issues arising when people interact remotely, especially through social media, creating situations where it is difficult to distinguish reality from a simulation.

In addition to teaching their Spring course, they will introduce their project “In the Zone.” They explain, “Imagine a video game in which all of the players are literally performers. The performers are real people, connected to their characters in real-time via the Internet, from [the] university classroom or computer lab. Their performance takes place inside an ordinary, pre-existing, multiplayer video game - but does not require anyone to follow its rules or objectives.” There will be a public event in early 2018 to select the performers and expand on the details.

The Warnock Artist in Residence program brings in artists every other year, so be sure to take this unique opportunity while you have the chance. See the pdfattached poster for more information about the course. This course is open to all students. Registration is open! Sign up now!