This course explores the development of technologies of representation and asks what we can learn either from the way they were used and experienced in earlier periods as well as how we experience and articulate our own experience of evolving media. While the course gives attention to the history of a range of media including electronic sound recording and film, it will focus attention on the development of technologies that that allow us to explore emerging ideas of cognition and cognitive science. Course reading and research will examine ideas surrounding the origin of writing and geometry and the development of practices associated with scroll, codex, and book. Work on the evolution of printing technologies will include study of related graphic technologies such as woodcuts, engraving, and etching. The final portion of the course will deal the emergence of photography and digital technologies.
Grades for the course will be determined by:
There are also online and recommended text materials for this course. Please check course syllabus for complete information.
Prof. Kenneth Knoespel
McEver Professor of Engineering and the Liberal Arts
Georgia Institute of Technology
School of Literature,
Communication and Culture,
221 Bobby Dodd Way,
Atlanta, GA, 30332-0165