Learn intermediate imaging techniques! This fourteen-week course introduces the basic strategies and techniques associated with using the laptop computer as a tool for creating images, archiving images, and exhibiting static images on a simple web site. The course will also present a very basic history of the WWW as well as analyze and test contemporary tools for research, collaboration, and production online.

About SAIC Wired

This required 1.5 credit hour course is intended to enhance the first year program curriculum by providing structured, targeted tutorials that introduce students to basic and intermediate imaging and web authoring techniques in an academic context that is both critical and celebratory of the new media tools — both proprietary and open source. The tutorials are also designed to assist first year core faculty in encouraging students to document and share their research and studio projects online with their peers via either a website or blog. The web is a medium that now must be understood and managed by artists from any field; for this reason, the curriculum is focused on imaging and authoring for the web.

Optional Texts

Noah Wardrip-Fruin and Nick Montforts (eds.)  New Media Reader (NMR), MIT Press, 2003.
Elizabeth Castro, HTML, XHTML, and CSS, Sixth Edition (Visual Quickstart Guide), 2006.

Curriculum contact for SAIC Wired: Tiffany Holmes, Associate Professor
Department of Art and Technology Studies
Email: tholme (at) saic (dot) edu