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BAM/PFA Courses

Digital Culture 0101

October 2, 2008 - November 6, 2008; 5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.

A new way to learn about new media
Six Thursday evenings, October 2–November 6, 2008
No technical knowledge required!

How do digital media influence our perception and experience of space and time? What are their social implications?

Digital Culture 0101 provides the opportunity for the general public to explore a wide range of compelling issues with artists and experts in the field. This thought-provoking course, taught by BAM/PFA Director of Digital Media and Adjunct Curator Richard Rinehart, introduces new media as they reflect and interact with our culture.

The course draws upon BAM/PFA’s commitment to digital art, within the larger contexts of UC Berkeley’s increasing attention to new media and the Bay Area as a center of digital culture. It offers a non-technical look at issues surrounding digital media through the lens of digital art. Rinehart and guest speakers—all practicing new media artists—will lead sessions on topics including space and time, the body, interactivity, social context, collective memory, and intellectual property. The class includes a special guest lecture by Kenneth Tin-Kin Hung, whose Gas Zappers is featured at BAM this fall. Online discussion will extend the opportunities for conversation.

Download the course syllabus (PDF).

When: Thursday evenings, October 2, 9, 16, 23, 30, November 6 at 5:00–7:00 p.m.
Where: Museum Theater, 2621 Durant Avenue (between College and Telegraph), Berkeley, California
Cost: $125 for six-session course; $100 for BAM/PFA members and non-UCB students; free for UC Berkeley students
Advance Registration Required:
Online: Register here.
By phone: (510) 642-5249, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily
In person: at the museum’s Bancroft lobby admissions desk
UC Berkeley students wishing to take this course for credit should register via Tele-BEARS (CCN 63903)