Course Schedule - Fall Semester 2021

     

HART 512 001 (CRN: 14396)

PLATFORMS OF KNOWLEDGE

Long Title: PLATFORMS OF KNOWLEDGE IN A WIDE WEB OF WORLDS
Department: Art History
Instructor: El-Dahdah, Fares
Meeting: 9:25AM - 10:40AM TR HUM 120 (23-AUG-2021 - 3-DEC-2021) 
Session: Full Term
Grade Mode: Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory
Course Type: Seminar
Language of Instruction: Taught in English
Method of Instruction: Face to Face
Credit Hours: 3
Course Syllabus:
Course Materials: Rice Campus Store
 
Restrictions:
Must be enrolled in one of the following Level(s):
Graduate
Section Max Enrollment: 12
Section Enrolled: 1
Enrollment data as of: 17-OCT-2021 8:43PM
 
Additional Fees: None
 
Final Exam: GR Course-Dept Schedules Exam
 
Description: The goal of this seminar is to explore, critique, and experience online platforms in the field of Digital Art History (e.g., image repositories, e-learning, publishing, collaborative research, crowd-sourced, etc.) that uphold the academic mission to disseminate knowledge by enabling teachers, students and researchers to discover, analyze, share information without regard to barriers of space and time, and publish work widely. Advanced digital technologies, after all, do allow researchers to handle large volumes of digitized images and texts, trace patterns and connections formerly hidden from view, recover the past in virtual environments, and bring the complex intricacies of works of art to light as never before. The latest tools and techniques, however, raise questions about what counts as expertise, who controls access to information, what gets lost in translation, what power is likely to shift from educational institutions to profit-seeking companies, how the privileging of quantification and metrics affects humanistic wisdom, and how academic autonomy and diversity can ultimately be disrupted. A final presentation is required.