59.225 History of Picturing

History of Picturing

Course Details
Min Credits 3
Max Credits 3
Course ID 6227
Status Active

This course surveys the major trends and functions of imaging and picturing, as well as its societal impact as it becomes a pervasive cultural and aesthetic entity since the invention of photograph, film and video. Lectures trace the chronological development of the medium; analyze images, culture and integrate discussions pertaining to the role of imaging as it affects the process of visual information as well as how imaging and picturing can affirm existing cultural structures or shape the course of new aesthetic images and ideas.