Critical Discourse Via Computer Graphics

2. Critical Discourse Via Computer Graphics

Watch and read the following media art piece:
Healer by Angela Washko:

(aditional info) Angela Washko website:
After watching and analyzing the art/media piece, write the research paper. What media technologies does the artist incorporate in the work? Identify at least 2 media technologies and expand on the subjects. Discuss the relationship between form (media) and content (message) in the work; do the formal choices serve to heighten or mask the work’s intent or statement? How do their visual strategies relate to the “message” or content of the work? In what way does the medium/ media technology chosen by the artist operate to strengthen the work’s intent? As a starting point, think critically about these two statements:
“The medium is the message.”
By Marshall McLuhan from Understanding Media: The Extensions of Man (1964)
“Media determine our situation.” By Friedrich Kittler from Gramophone, Film, Typewriter (1986)
Include historical analysis of your two chosen media and discuss their development and influence on how we communicate. The introduction chapter from Critical Terms for Media Studies (2016) by W. J. T. Mitchell and Mark B. N. Hansen should be helpful in formulating your argument and is available here:
Your paper should include a bibliography page, using examples and citations from the readings to clarify your arguments.

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