HISTART 194 - First Year Seminar
Section: 001 Art, Science and Technology
Term: FA 2013
Subject: History of Art (HISTART)
Department: LSA History of Art
Course Note:
This course is designed to introduce first-year students to history of art topics in a seminar format. The content varies, depending on the instructor.
Requirements & Distribution:
With permission of instructor.
Advisory Prerequisites:
Enrollment restricted to first-year students, including those with sophomore standing.
Other Course Info:
May not be used to meet the prerequisite requirement for the History of Art major.
May not be repeated for credit.
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Science and art, the “twin engines of creativity,” are often imagined to inhabit opposite ends of the intellectual spectrum. Art and science, however, share a common ground that can be characterized as an underlying will to enhance human understanding and extend our experience of the world. This multi-media seminar is devoted to exploring globally, the history and present-day expressions of the relationship between art, science and technology. To this end we will cultivate both a new visual literacy and new insights into the various collaborations and productions between scientists and artists — Einstein and Picasso, for example. Among our subjects are: the nature of creativity; the history of visualizing technologies; the fourth dimension in art and science; the nature of color and color theory; cognitive maps and new cartographies; bio-art and genetically-engineered mutations; robots and cyborgs; and emerging debates about the pros, cons and ethics of post-humanism.

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HISTART 194 - First Year Seminar
Schedule Listing
001 (SEM)
TuTh 2:30PM - 4:00PM
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ISBN: 9780141182087
R.U.R. (Rossum's universal robots), Author: Karel Capek ; translated by Claudia Novack ; introduction by Ivan Klima., Publisher: Penguin Books 2004
ISBN: 9781604502459
The island of Doctor Moreau, Author: H.G. Wells., Publisher: Phoenix Pick 2005
ISBN: 9781595821539
Astro Boy., Author: by Osamu Tezuka., Publisher: Dark Horse 1st ed. 2008
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