Multimedia: Issues in using Visual Material in
Cultural Heritage Organizations
INFOSYS 246, cntrl #42727, UC Berkeley
(DLIS 488, UCLA)
3 units, Spring 1999
Tues 1:00-4:00, 205 South Hall
taught by Howard Besser

Weekly Class Outline

  • 1/19--class intro, issues of representation, 3-D modeling, Trajen's Forum
  • 1/26--read Smithsonian Institution Boss To Resign at End of Year Former chancellor of UC Berkeley to return to Bay Area, SF Chronicle, Jan 23, 1999.  Who pays the cost of museum exhibits and who is the "public", and how does that affect representation and interpretation (Enola Gay, Orkin)?  Barbara London's Jan 20 talk about new trends in electronic technology/art in Russia and the Ukraine: representation of installation art, relatively raw curator notes online, etc. Intro to Electronic Café International.
  • 2/2--discussion of Walter Benjamin's Work of Art in the Age of Mechanical Reproduction (in his book Illuminations). Art Institute of Chicago.
  • 2/9--Continued discussion of Walter Benjamin's Work of Art in the Age of Mechanical Reproduction
  • 2/16--
  • 2/23--
  • 3/9-Assignment due 3/16--Assignment due 3/30 Fri 4/2--Assignment due (Berkeley students)


    Past Events

  • DEMYSTIFYING QUICKTIME VR, Tues Jan 26, 12:00-1:30, 3110 Etcheverry Hall
  • Berkeley Multimedia, Interfaces and Graphics Seminar
  • Human Centered Computing Seminar (Jan 26, Lucy Suchman, Putting Working Document Collections Online)
  • Wed Mar 17, 4-6  ZKM Center for Art & Media dialog
  • Tues 4:00-5:30 Human-Centered Computing Seminar (3/30/99 Sara Kiesler)



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