General Studies A (The History of Media Technology)

We will think comprehensively about practice, analytical analysis, historical consciousness, and creative literacy based on media creation. In the latter half of the 20th century, media art matured out of the relationship between modern art and social infrastructure. This caused a new values system to permeate our daily lives and a reorganization of academic fields.

In this class, students will gain a historical perspective connected with modern media technology, an understanding of media and representative culture theory, and current research trends related to digital creative media.


Iida Yutaka , Kadobayashi Takeshi , Tateishi Shoko , Matsui Shigeru

Course Format

Lecture, discussion

Course Plan/Overview

October 4 (Friday) Period 3 (zoom)
・Iida, Kadobayashi, Tateishi, Matsui: Guidance, 15 students introduce themselves, and questions (3 min)
October 11 (Monday) Period 3, 4 (in person)
・Iida: What is media archaeology?
October 18 (Monday) Period 3, 4 (in person)
・Kadobayashi: Becoming an artist: Mcluhan – Understanding media
October 25 (Monday) Period 3, 4 (in person)
・Iida: Archaeology of Early Television
November 5 (Friday) Period 3, 4 (in person)
・Tateishi: Media event as a recipient of research 1
November 12 (Friday) Period 3, 4 (in person)
・Tateishi: Media event as a recipient of research 2
November 22 (Monday) Period 3, 4 (in person)
・Kadobayashi: The position of contemporary art in post-media
November 29 (Monday) Period 3, 4 (zoom)
・Iida, Kadobayashi, Tateishi, Matsui: Student presentation (Presentation of the assignment)

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