Dynamic Art and Technology

2019/2020

Content, progress and pedagogy of the module

The basis of this module is human perception of movements and transitions. Students will work with principles of creation of time-based artefacts, and the experience of artefacts expressing temporal, spatial, and affective transitions. A variety of media technologies and engineered solutions will be tested and applied in the creation of products, artefacts and installations in the project unit, including mechanical and electronic alternatives of creating and controlling movement, position in space and autonomous motion.

During the semester, students work theoretically and experimentally with projects that challenge their creative and technical skills and produce artistic effects focused on different types of interaction between humans and machines.

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

  • Dynamic Art and Technology
  • Artistic and Academic Methodology III

Other courses may be offered within the following areas:

  • Digital Representation II
  • Graphics Programming

Learning objectives

Knowledge

The objective of  the Module: Dynamic Art and Technology is to introduce students to basic problem areas and solutions regarding the creation of artistic projects, which express various forms of dynamic effects and transitions. 

During this module students should acquire:

Basic knowledge about

  • artistic works supported by technologies expressing dynamic effects and physical aesthetic transition
  • the perception and experimental effects of dynamic artefacts
  • a variety of mechanical and electronic technologies used in dynamic art contexts
  • artistic expression using media technologies for the production of real-time interactivity
  • academic and artistic methods and tools to be used when working with design and implementation of artefacts or installations that express or trigger physical movement.

Skills

Skills in

  • identifying and formulating an art problem within the semester theme
  • analyzing an artistic problem and developing alternative concepts for the defined problem
  • motivating the application of certain technologies in connection with the design of installations expressing transitions
  • identifying, developing and describing the interaction between form, choice of materials and technological solutions with a view to achieving a clear aesthetic expression and performance
  • applying academic and artistic methodologies, in regard to interaction between technology, choice of materials, aesthetic expression, and user experience in connection with the development of dynamic artefacts and installations.

Competences

Competencies in

  • describing and analyzing works and installations which use adaptive technologies
  • employing autonomous technologies in design and implementation of artefacts or installations expressing physical movement and transformation
  • contextualizing own artistic solutions (to state-of-art, socio-cultural requisites and consequences, art theoretical and aesthetic dimensions, etc.)
  • describing the completed design in an academic form and communicating this in a project report, portfolio, etc.

Type of instruction

Method of working: Group and project work

Exam

Exams

Name of examDynamic Art and Technology
Type of exam
Oral exam based on a project
Form of examination: b)
Hand in: Individually or in groups.
The examination will take the form of a conversation between the students, the examiner and an external examiner on the basis of the project report prepared by the student(s), which may be in the form of a process report or portfolio as well as the product created by the students. The project exam will also address other content from the module courses.

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.
ECTS15
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 titleTeknologi og dynamisk kunst
Module codeBAART20198
Module typeProject
Duration1 semester
SemesterAutumn
3. semester
ECTS15
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