Spring 2015 DAC Conceptual Elective–Anthropology 641: Digital Anthropology

Current Approaches to Digital Anthropology
3 SEM 003 50475 9:30 AM-12:10 PM F 01/26-05/07 Malaby, Thomas SAB 394
The anthropological perspective has recently been brought to bear on the increasingly digital dimensions of human experience. From the role of institutions in the architecting and directing of our social action, to new opportunities for individuals and groups to produce and distribute cultural products with global reach, digitally networked technologies are coming to saturate and shape the projects of people and organizations. In this course we look at the broad range of work in anthropology that seeks to take account of the digital, including such unusual social formations as Anonymous, the impact of the digital on material culture and museums, and the ways in which the domains in which we move and act are more and more game-like. The course will be taught in seminar format, with discussion-driven encounters with empirically rich texts. Students will write one short paper in the course of the semester and a final paper in lieu of a final exam. The required text will be Digital Anthropology, edited by Horst and Miller.

DAC Conceptual Elective– Dada to Web. Spring 2015.

Don’t miss this DAC conceptual elective credit in its new course number for this Spring 2015, taught by the incomparable Professor Lane Hall!

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ENGLISH-515: Literature and the Other Arts: From Dada to Web

Professor Lane Hall

TR 9:30-10:45 CRT 108

Course Description
This course will explore experimental forms of the poetic document, aesthetics, art and literature in the 20th and 21st centuries. We will explore historical and contemporary literary and artistic movements (especially DADA, Surrealism, Oulipo and Fluxus) and will experiment with various collaborative, randomizing and “found” processes for generating content in order to better understand the method these movements deployed.  We will analyze prose, manifestos, poetry, visual layout, image/text relationships, the moving image and relational networks.

DAC elective Film Studies Winterim courses

This WINTERIM online course counts as a HUM GER.

Film Studies 212: US Independent Film ONLINE HUMANITIES GER

Instructor: Dr. Benjamin Schneider

Course Description:  When the Sundance Film Festival screened Steven Soderbergh’s independently produced film, sex, lies, and videotape (1989), seemingly overnight, an independent film renaissance began.  In the course, we will look at the films that Sundance inspired after sex, lies and videotape in an attempt to trace the development of this “alternative” to Hollywood.  For our readings, we will look to individual accounts of the “indie” film scene and to critical reflections on that seminal time in US film history.

Course texts: There are no text books to purchase for this course. Our readings will be on ereserve of available as pdf’s on the course D2L site.

Assignments: A majority of the work in this class will be in discussion groups on the course site. There will be 2 short essays throughout the winter session.

Questions?: Please contact Benjamin Schneider at terrapin[at]uwm.edu

This WINTERIM online course counts as a HUM GER.

English/Film Stuides 111: Entertainment Arts—Film, Television and New Media

Instructor: Professor Gilberto M. Blasini, gblasini[at]uwm.edu

Course Description: Entertainment Arts 111 offers a general introduction to the critical study of film, television, and new media. While examining each technology individually we will also work in a state of persistent comparison, endeavoring to comprehend media culture as a larger phenomenon. There are no prerequisites for this course and you are therefore not expected to have any prior knowledge of media studies. We will begin with the premise that film, television, and new media offer much more than “entertainment” and, accordingly, studying these forms is a serious undertaking requiring rigor and

Reading Materials: There are no textbooks or readers to be purchased for this course. All required readings are available in PDF format at our course’s D2L site.

Social Media / Community Engagement Interns Wanted

371 Productions is seeking 1-2 Fall social media and community engagement interns. This internship is for you if you are a very good writer; easy and confident communicating with people; possess purpose, humor and wit; adept with Facebook, Twitter, HootSuite and Wordpress; and feel motivated by social and cultural issues.

371 produces independent media productions and community engagement campaigns that promote our common good.

We are in production on a feature documentary about small Jewish communities across America dealing with their imminent extinction; an Al Jazeera America Fault Lines investigative half-hour show about the controversial mine proposed for Northern Wisconsin; one-hour episode of a 6-part series for Al Jazeera America about Americans working minimum wage jobs; and a local public radio series about young victims of gun violence.

Our social media / community engagement interns will write and share information, pictures, stories and video on all platforms, and organize screenings and events for these projects as well as our last film, As Goes Janesville.

There may be an opportunity to join the production team in the field, but that is not the primary focus of this opportunity. This position offers the opportunity for university credit if your institution allows and a small stipend.

Job Requirements
• Must be based in Milwaukee, WI
• Must be a Junior or Senior
• Best to own or have access to Mac computers (but not necessary)
• Available at least 2-3 days per week for office hours (at least 12 hrs a week)
• Flexible schedule
• Ability to meet deadlines
• Must attend staff meetings
• Must be a very proficient, engaging writer
• Must be proficient in using Facebook, Twitter, Hootsuite and WordPress. Coding
experience is a plus.
• OSX, Microsoft Office, Google Docs and common computer program proficiency
• Most important: must be mature, organized, and good communicator

Preferred skills
• Independent worker
• Production experience a plus
• Final Cut and familiarity with productivity applications a plus
• Ability to navigate the internet for quality research

To learn about us, visit http://371productions.com and http://asgoesjanesville.com
If interested in an internship, please send a resume to Paul at paul@371productions.com or call (414) 217-6598 with questions.

English 383: Horror Cinema, 1960 – 1985

For DAC conceptual elective credit:

Fall 2013—Mondays & Wednesdays 4:30 – 7:00 PM

Professor Gilberto M. Blasini (gblasini@uwm.edu)

The Exorcist—William Friedkin, 1973

The Exorcist—William Friedkin, 1973

The course surveys the gradual transformation of horror films—mostly but not exclusively in the U.S.—from exploitation/B-movie status to a popularly and critically praised genre during the 25-year period between 1960 and 1985. A partial list of the filmmakers includes:

Dario Argento (Italy)
Lamberto Bava (Italy)
John Carpenter (USA)
Bob Clark (Canada)
Wes Craven (USA)
David Cronenberg (Canada)
Brian de Palma (USA)
Alfred Hitchcock (USA)
Tobe Hooper (USA)
Michael Powell (UK)
Geroge A. Romero (USA)
Paul Verhoeven (Netherlands)

This course counts as Advanced Upper Division electives in Film Studies and English (Track E—Literature, Culture and Media), and as a conceptual course for the Digital Arts and Culture (DAC) Certificate.

For more information on the L&S Film Studies program, visit http://www4.uwm.edu/letsci/filmstudies/

ART 309: Remix and Public Art

A Course for DAC Conceptual Elective Credit

ART 309/509:

REMIX and Public Art
PSOA Department of Art and Design

[Summer Session II: June 24 – August 17, 2013]

This fully online course will explore the possibilities of creative expression in “remix art” by examining the rich history of this tradition as well as implementing some of its strategies within a digital context (e.g., image/text collage, video remix, social media storytelling). While remix from Dada to contemporary “street art” ranges from homage to critique, at its core is the desire to share knowledge with a community of related interests. This course will focus especially on the public and collaborative nature of remix as well as its unique possibilities for social intervention. You do not need a background in art, remix, or media making software to take and be successful in this class.

The course will be taught in a fully online format, which uses solely computer based learning through the course website on Desire2Learn (D2L). No expensive software need be purchased for the class, as we will be using open source software.

For additional information, contact: Shelleen Greene
Department of Art and Design