“Technology is not neutral. We’re inside of what we make, and it’s inside of us. We’re living in a world of connections — and it matters which ones get made and unmade.” –Haraway, Donna. A Cyborg Manifesto. 1991
SAIC Wired 1: Imaging and Web explores digital imaging, design, and basic interactivity for artists and designers. Students learn how to create, use, and integrate a range of graphics, text, media, and HTML and CSS techniques in the development of creative projects.
This required 1.5 credit hour course is intended to enhance the first year Contemporary Practices curriculum by providing structured, targeted tutorials that introduce students to basic and intermediate imaging and web authoring techniques in an academic context that is both critical and celebratory of the new media tools —both proprietary and open source. The web is a medium that now must be understood and managed by artists from any field; for this reason, the curriculum is focused on imaging and authoring for the web.