Part 1: the Modern Image to Network Television
Part 2: Video Art
Part 3: Theory and Aesthetics of the Electric Image
Media Archaeology 200: the Electric Image exposes learners to the history of the electric image and its contemporary modalities. Part 1: the Modern Image to Network Television dissects a variety of early media technologies from electricity and photography to celluloid film, radio, sound recording and network television. The Modern Image to Network Television is presented as an illustrated web guide for learners; learning can begin right away. Part 2: Video Art, will be an in-world lecture at Camilla 15 at Medici University in Second Life and discusses artists’ use of video cameras and the recorded video image, and early computer graphics. Artists’ experimentation with form and the relationship of video art to pop culture and early computer graphics will also be discussed. Part 3: Theory and Aesthetics of the Electric Image (also at MU) explores the relationship of contemporary cultural forms to their hybrid histories. Internet motion, multimedia and computer motion and visualization are compared to their relative mechanical counterparts, eliciting theoretical constructs suitable to Internet video, machinima, and other new media forms. Part 1: The Modern Image to Network Television is available now as a multimedia web guide. Dates and times for parts 2 and 3 lectures and discussions inworld at MU will be announced shortly.