The Faculty of Media and Knowledge Sciences (MaKS) is launching a short course offered to the general public in entitled 'Interactive Art – An Introduction'.
This course introduces interactive art practices and principles. As digital technology continues to develop further and becomes more intertwined with our daily routines, the relationship between humans and machines and between humans and computers becomes increasingly significant. For the past couple of decades, interactive art practices have become increasingly visible and a very rich area of artistic enquiry. This course takes a look at the origins of interactive art, the relationship between interactive art and industry, as well as the contextual, conceptual and theoretical underpinnings that define the idea of interactive art.
This course is intended to provide learners with an entry point into interactive art practices. Learners shall be introduced to both theoretical and practical principles together with the technology behind an interactive art practice.
The course will also address the relationship with the viewer wherein learners shall be introduced to ideas of co-authorship, sensory response, participation and ethical considerations. Even though the approach shall be primarily from a visual arts standpoint, other approaches and points of view shall be explored such as gaming, music and the performing arts.
Upon completion learners shall acquire the necessary skills and knowledge to develop their own approaches to interactive art and how to integrate this within their current or future artistic practices. Learners shall also have a sound understanding of the theories and conceptual principles of interactive art, as well as a good understanding of the technologies behind it.
Further information can be obtained from https://www.facebook.com/events/1070263873094600