Space, Art and Technology

2019/2020

Content, progress and pedagogy of the module

The basis of this module is the creation of spatial experiences. Experiments will be made with various technologies, tectonic and architectural principles for the creation of spaces, physical spatial structures and experiential environments. Students work with mechanical and technological means in the creation of spatial experiences.

Students work theoretically and experimentally with realizations of spatial installations including the transformation of space by the use of responsive or interactive technology.

Courses:
In connection with the module, the following courses will be offered:

  • Space, Art and Technology
  • Artistic and Academic Methodology II

Other courses may be offered within the following areas:

  • Perception in Theory and Practice II
  • Digital Representation I – 2D and 3D Construction methods

Learning objectives

Knowledge

The objective of the Module: “Space, Art and Technology” is to introduce space as an artistic medium for the creation and construction of artefacts and events within the field of art and technology.

During this module, students should acquire:

Basic knowledge about

  • physical installations and responsive and interactive spaces and their visual and spatial effects
  • interaction between people, space and technology, choice of materials and visual effects
  • the application of technology in connection with the creation and use of spatial experiences
  • methods and tools to be used in the creation of spatial experiences from idea to completed project

Skills

Skills in

  • identifying and formulating an art problem within the theme “Space, Art and Technology” and developing alternative concepts for a defined problem
  • developing and describing artistic concepts within the theme Space, Art and Technology”
  • the application of appropriate technologies in regard to design and use of responsive and interactive spaces and spatial experiences.
  • producing sketches, models and prototypes of spatial form

Competences

Competencies in

  • describing and analyzing physical spaces and their social, emotional and performative aspects
  • formulating a problem formulation that focus on space and technology
  • producing concepts for spatial installations based on the problem formulation research and analysis within the field of space and technology.
  • communicating the final design in texts, drawings, and models.

 

Type of instruction

Method of working: Project work in groups

Exam

Exams

Name of examSpace, Art and Technology
Type of exam
Oral exam based on a project
An oral exam based on a project.

The examination will take the form of a conversation between the students, the examiner and another examiner on the basis of the project report or portfolio prepared by the student(s) as well as the product created by the students. The project exam will also address other content from the module courses.

Form of examination: b)
Number of pages: the written work must not exceed 10 pages per student (15 pages in the case of individual reports).
Duration of examination: 20 minutes per student and 10 minutes for assessment and communication of grades per group, however, the duration of the examination is maximum 2 hours.
The assessment is made of the individual student based on the learning objective. The assessment must also be based on an overall evaluation of the project report, the presentation, the joint discussion and the individually oriented questions. In order for the examinee to pass the exam, all these aspects must be satisfactory. The project report is thus part of the overall basis for the assessment, and is not given an independent grade.
ECTS20
Assessment7-point grading scale
Type of gradingExternal examination
Criteria of assessmentThe written report, the product and the oral examination should demonstrate that the student has fulfilled the objectives outlined above.

Facts about the module

Danish titleRumlig kunst og teknologi
Module codeBAART20195
Module typeProject
Duration1 semester
SemesterSpring
4. semester
ECTS20
Language of instructionEnglish
Location of the lectureCampus Aalborg
Responsible for the module

Organisation

Study BoardStudy Board of Art & Technology
DepartmentDepartment of Communication and Psychology
FacultyThe Faculty of Humanities