HISTART 194 - First Year Seminar
Section: 002 Art, Science and Technology
Term: FA 2018
Subject: History of Art (HISTART)
Department: LSA History of Art
Requirements & Distribution:
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.
Primary Instructor:

Science and art, the “twin engines of creativity,” are still (within the post--- Enlightenment academy) stereotypically thought to be at opposite ends of the intellectual spectrum. However, art and science 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, historical and present-day expressions of the relationship between art, science, and technology. To this end we will explore various—often controversial—technological collaborations between scientists and artists from different countries who represent different cultures, whose medium and message is the human body in various guises: assembled, genetically engineered, robotic, cyborgian, plastinated, surgically altered, transgenic, and biotechnologically enhanced. We will also explore how these collaborations and guises shape popular culture ideas about and trends in body-modification.

HISTART 194 - First Year Seminar
Schedule Listing
001 (SEM)
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TuTh 11:30AM - 1:00PM
002 (SEM)
6Enrollment Management
TuTh 1:00PM - 2:30PM
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There are 4 required books: 1) The island of Dr. Moreau / H.G. Wells (Phoenix); 2) R.U.R. (Rossum's universal robots) / Karel Capek ; translated by Claudia Novack ; introduction by Ivan Klima (Penguin); 3) Frankenstein : the 1818 text, contexts, nineteenth-century responses, modern criticism / Mary Shelley ; edited by J. Paul Hunter (Norton); 4) Astro Boy. Bk. 1-2 / by Osamu Tezuka (Dark Horse). All are on reserve at the Fine Arts Library, Tappan Hall, 2F. Astro Boy and RUR are also available as pdfs on Canvas.
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