Fall 2012 Thursdays 1:30 PM - 4:00 PM
The LINK, Perkins Library 2-060, Classroom 1

Timothy Lenoir
Kimberly J. Jenkins Chair for
New Technologies in Society
lenoir A-T duke D-O-T edu
Smith Warehouse Bay 11 Rm. A231
919-668-1952 (office)
Office hours: TBD
Course email list: TBD

Patrick Herron
Research Analyst/Technologist
Jenkins Collaboratory
patrick D-O-T h A-T duke D-O-T edu
Smith Warehouse Bay 11 Room A-232
919-668-0276 (office)
Office hours: By appointment



MFAEDA 302 Geneaologies of the Experimental

The course explores the construction of selected avant-garde, underground, alternative, counter culture and experimental practices in the theoretical context of artist's manifestos and writings, as well as in the related secondary and tertiary literature from the humanities and social sciences to sciences, with special attention to critical literature in art history and cultural and visual studies. Students will examine such artistic production in the context of modernist and poststructuralist theories and methodologies from formalism to postmodernism, postcolonial theory, and current twenty-first century approaches. Students will articulate a personal and/or group relationship to the current potentials of the "experimental" through multiple practice- based assignments.