PROGRAMS | PHD PROGRAM | RESEARCH AREAS
Art and Cultural Informatics
Art and Cultural Informatics is an area of informatics dealing with information as medium and content for art production, experience, and dissemination.
The Informatics PhD, with an Art and Cultural Informatics Area, addresses these needs explicitly in its design: it makes technological knowledge (theoretical and practical) an intrinsic part of the curriculum; it draws on a wide base of disciplinary courses to establish interdisciplinary breadth; it emphasizes innovative interdisciplinary, collaborative research aimed specifically at meeting the challenges of creating art in collaborative, interdisciplinary, technologically enabled settings.
Cultural Informatics is a broad term encompassing all areas in which the application of new information technologies will and might impact human culture: we see it playing an increasingly central role in culture production, experience, dissemination, and comprehension. It is inherently boundary breaking, fundamentally inter- multi- and trans-disciplinary. Informatics, broadly speaking, is impacting all branches of knowledge, all human exploration, experience, and understandings of the world.
“Cultural Informatics” is that part of informatics that emphasizes understanding of the human world, that which is made or influenced by humanity: from history, social science, cultural studies, to written, visual, sonic, and kinetic communication, technology is transforming all aspects of human endeavor, all culture, all societies and communities.
The Arts are an important part of Cultural Informatics. New technology and associated new modes of creative cultural expression and communication will radically transform the arts of the 21st Century. The impact of new technologies will be felt in four key areas: it will change the practice, the experience, and the dissemination of the arts, and through these it will change the role of the arts in culture and society.
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|ARCH 423||Soc/Beh Factors for Design|
|ARTD 501 (I-VI)||Industrial Design|
|ARTS 443||Time Arts II|
|ARTS 444||Interactivity II|
|ARTS 449||Senior Seminar in New Media|
|ARTS 450||Advanced Studio I (new media)|
|ARTS 451||Advanced Studio II (new media)|
|ARTS 591||Graduate Studio|
|ARTS 595||Graduate Laboratory|
|DANC 532||Digital Media for Dancers|
|DANC 550||Advanced Research in Dance|
|ECE 537||Speech Processing Fundamentals|
|INFO 555||Adv Educational Tech for Engagement & Interactive Learning|
|IS 586 (formerly taught as IS 555)||Usability Engineering|
|MUS 407||Electronic Music Techniques I|
|MUS 409||Electronic Music Techniques II|
|MUS 448||Computer Music|
|MUS 507||Seminar in Music Composition and Theory|
|THEA 419||CAD Drafting for the Stage|
|THEA 430||Technical Direction|
|THEA 437||Software for Lighting Design|
|THEA 453||Introduction to Theater Sound|
|THEA 454||Sound Design I|
|THEA 455||Sound Design II|
|THEA 550||Colloquium Design & Theater Technology|