|Responsible unit:||Department of Informatics Engineering|
|Course/CS Responsible:||Master in Multimedia|
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The main objective of this course is to give an insight into the digital culture, addressing the history of electronic music and Multimedia and focus on the multimedia trends.
The Digital Culture curriculum aims to provide students with a broad overview on the impact of digital technology on society and culture, providing mechanisms to analise and reflect on how to establish a critical thinking.
The module on the History of Electronic Music and Multimedia seeks to give an insight into how technological developments in this area forged a new audio culture. Thus it also seeks to promote a critical thinking on the cultural impact of the technological advabces in the field of multimedia.
Finally the module on the Multimedia Trends aims to promote critical thinking about how some of the emerging topics in Multimedia may evolve in the future.
At the end of the course students should be able to:
1. Discuss the impact of digital technology on society and culture;
2. Identify and describe the major events in the history of electronic music and Multimedia;
3. Identify the main Multimedia trends and debate their consequences.
1) Digital Culture:
a) Digital Culture;
b) Digital Vanguard;
c) Digital Counter-culture and Digital Resistance;
d) Technology and Vanguard;
e) Digital Art;
f) Copyright / Copyleft / Copy-fight;
g) Free Culture;
h) Social Media and Participatory Image.
2) History of Electronic Music and Multimedia:
a) classical theatre;
b) renaissance theatre;
c) baroque opera;
d) Wagner and the Gesamtkunstwerk;
e) the invention of recording and early electronic music examples;
f) musique concrète;
g) elektronische Musik;
h) algorithmic composition;
i) digital / computer music;
j) experimental music;
k) the 'soundscape' concept.
3) Trends of Multimedia:
a) Advanced topics in the research area of Multimedia and Digital Media.
This course unit is composed by both comprehensive seminars and experimental situations. The former present three fundamental axis of the history of multimedia. The latter enable the analysis and debate over the current trends of multimedia.
|Frequência das aulas||45,00|
The final assessment is performed with a written examination:
0,4 * DC + 0,4 * HEMM + 0,2 * MT
DC - Digital Culture
HEMM - History of Electronic Music and Multimedia
MT - Multimedia Trends