Digital Analogues (MCO4107.01)

Warren Cockerham; Nicholas Brooke

Technology and human innovation have linked sound and moving image throughout the last century, from the earliest phonograph and film synchronizations in the 1890s, to optical and magnetic soundtracks married to 16mm and 35mm film in the 1930s, to multi-track digital sound and multi-track digital video installations, hacker DIY innovations and live events. This course will go both retro and future, getting our hands dirty with these technologies and reimagining historical techniques in the digital realm. Ultimately a workshop in MAX, Jitter, and other technologies that can link sight and sound, music and video, we will also open up to the host of other disciplines such as dance, theater, and visual arts that can be linked through technology. Student projects, performances and installations will be the focus of the class, and in-class time will be spent on historical and theoretical contextualization as well as studio-based workshops on new (and old) technologies from tape splicing, film splicing, and analog audio/video mixers, to Kinects, arduinos, and coding.

Prerequisites: Previous classes in music or visual arts. Permission of instructor.
Credits: 4
T 8:20am - 12noon
Maximum Enrollment: 12
Course Frequency:
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