1. Randall Packer

    Student Participation and Assessment

    Grades for the course are based on the following general criteria: the commitment to engage the process of online production, research, and dialogue incorporate concepts and techniques drawn from the study of net based culture and art into student work complete work on time Grading will be assigned to all projects and writing assignments: micro-projects: each 10 points (total 40 points) project hypressay: each section 10 points (total 50 points) research critiques of artworks: each 5 points (total 25 points) project updates: each 5 points (total 20 points) final project: 50 points class participation: 3 points per class (total 33 points) extra credit, Stelarc: 2 points Class participation: Weekly 3-hour class sessions are held online via Adobe Connect, except for Weeks 1, 2, 12, and 13, in which the professor will be onsite. Students are required to attend class and to login without being late. Students should plan to login in at 9:00 AM so the class can begin promptly at 9:10 AM. Students are also required to participate in class discussion and to present their work during critique. Grading for class participation in broken down into the following: Show up on time – 1 point Live class participation – 1 point Preparation of readings and assignments – 1 point Each unexcused absence from class will be deducted 3 points. Three unexcused absences will result in a failing grade.
  2. Randall Packer

    Reading Assignments

    Reading assignments: Reading assignments will consist of reviewing the hyperlectures in the Open Source Studio, including media examples and hyperlinks. While there will be no other assigned readings, the following texts/references, used in the creation of this course (and often quoted), are included as suggested reading for students. Suggested Textbooks/References
    1. Ascott, R. (2002). “Is There Love in the Telematic Embrace” in Packer, R., & Jordan, K. (Eds.). Multimedia : from Wagner to Virtual Reality ([Expanded ed.). W. W. Norton
    2. Cage, J. (2002). “Diary: Audience” in Packer, R., & Jordan, K. (Eds.). Multimedia : from Wagner to Virtual Reality ([Expanded ed.). W.W. Norton
    3. Kaprow, A. (2002). “Untitled Guidelines for Happenings,” in Packer, R., & Jordan, K. (Eds.). Multimedia : from Wagner to Virtual Reality ([Expanded ed.). W.W. Norton
    4. Vibeke Sorensen, Global Visual Music Jam Project, MIT Press, 2005
    5. Steve Dixon, Digital Performance: A History of New Media in Theater, Dance, Performance Art, and Installation, MIT Press, 2007
    6. Kostelanetz, R, The Theatre of Mixed Means, An Introduction to Happenings, Kinetic Environments and Other Mixed-Means Presentations, RK Editions, 1980
    7. Goldberg, R, Live Art 1909 to the Present, Harry N. Abrams, 1979
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