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|[Nettime-nl] Announcing a new MA in Media Design (Piet Zwart Instituut Rotterdam)|
From: matthew fuller [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org] Announcing a new MA in Media Design Piet Zwart Institute, Rotterdam, The Netherlands The MA in Media Design is a new course offered by the Piet Zwart Institute. We are the postgraduate centre for art and design of the Willem de Kooning Academy, Hogeschool Rotterdam. Systems not surfaces Too often, media design has simply been the arrangement of pixels and plug-ins. For us, the computer and the networks are where dynamics that are aesthetic, social, political, technical, spatial, linguistic, rythmnic, economic, numerical, meet and shape each other. The role of the designer is to track, sort and remix these dynamics in relation to others. Technology, theory, practice In a working context where software is doing half the thinking and doing for you, where is the divide between theory, technology and practice? This course is commited to a fundamental revaluation of the division between these terms. We will look for and invent the technology that is in media philosophy; find the conceptuality of an operating system; and design in a way that synthesises the power of all three. The MA course lasts two years and is carried out as a series of group and self-initiated projects. In certain cases participation in single projects may be arranged. Core themes in our programme are: transmission, use, behaviour, and experience; knowledge and memory; the political economy of the information society; citizens and consumers, public and private identities; urban and virtual reality, network and diaspora. Find more information at http://pzwart.wdka.hro.nl/ Applications for 2002-2003 are welcome until September 1. For further information contact Femke Snelting, F.Snelting@hro.nl ______________________________________________________ * Verspreid via nettime-nl. Commercieel gebruik niet * toegestaan zonder toestemming. <nettime-nl> is een * open en ongemodereerde mailinglist over net-kritiek. * Meer info, archief & anderstalige edities: * http://www.nettime.org/. * Contact: Menno Grootveld (email@example.com).