Spring 2010

Student Based Creative Exchange
Instructors: Laurel Beckman & Lauren Norby
Mondays 7:00-9:00pm
Arts 1340
2 Units

Spring theme is- A Learnable Moment: Experiments in learning and teaching creative practice at the university. SBCE is a course run by students for students with the purpose of facilitating regular conversation, collaboration, and experimentation between diverse interdisciplinary students working on creative projects. Students work on self-directed individual or group projects throughout the quarter with the goal of an end of the quarter event. Potluck media and skill exchanges, screenings, projections, presentations, web resources. Open to all interested parties, SBCE is a unique opportunity to form a self-directed, active creative community with unlimited potential. Join us. Contact Lauren Norby at laurennorby@gmail.com.

INT 185HS / Art Spatial Studies 106
HomeShow  IV
Instructors Kim Yasuda, Professor of Art + Co-director, UC Institute for Research in the Arts, UCSB, Kris Miller Fisher, architect/planner + former 3rd district county supervisor representative for Isla Vista
Fridays: 11-4PM

This Spring 2010 Quarter, HomeShow IV will be offered as an open art course for students themselves to propose and develop creative opportunities outside the gallery-exhibition context. Through the exploration of public
and private locations in the community of Isla Vista, students will research and enact spatial concepts surrounding notions of the domestic, social, poetic, private/public, individual/collective, etc. Proposal and execution of projects will be presented at the end of Spring quarter, in conjunction with a number of major hosted events taking place in the community during May 2010.

HomeShow IV student-participants will research a range of residential properties and public sites throughout the Isla Vista community, including parking lots, county-owned buildings, housing co-ops, clothing stores, cafes mobile carts as well as their residential homes, apartments and neighborhood streets as potential settings for these art interventions. Students will also explore alternative models for creative programming, including event resource development and planning, county/city ordinance, process, non-profit organizational structures (501C3) and other critical infrastructures that support off-site, public arts development.

INT 185IV / THTR 42/142
I.V. LIVE Staff
Instructor: Ellen K. Anderson
Monday 3-3:50 PM,  TD 2609
Friday 6-10:50 PM,  Embarcadero Hall
This course produces a weekly performance series in Isla Vista. Students get first-hand experience in the rigors of theatrical production, as they learn to execute all logistical, technical and promotional details. The course is affiliated with Isla Vista Arts (www.islavista-arts.org). Enrollment: A maximum of 16 units of Theater 42 and 142 combined may be accepted for credit in the major. For more information, contact eanderson@theaterdance.ucsb.edu.

INT 185NR/201NR
Course Title: Social Ecologies: California-centric Embedded Arts Research
Instructor: Kim Yasuda (with the Los Angeles Urban Rangers)

Short Description: This is an intensive, low-residency course with at least one meeting taking place over 3-4 days in Los Angeles.
With an eye to California’s diverse landscape and the often embattled relationship between its natural and developed spaces, this course will provide opportunities for student artists to investigate the radically diverse terrains of the state. Embedding artists within various California institutions and field contexts provides support for arts researchers interested in topics as diverse as agriculture, land and water use, emergent technologies and new forms of knowledge production and practice. New modes of visual and material translation will be encouraged, such as experimental cartography (which provides a critical foundation for an area of work that bridges art/design, cartography/geography and activism), eco-literacy (understanding the principles of ecosystems and using those principles for creating sustainable human communities), and urban pedagogy (bringing together art and design professionals with community-based advocates, organizers, government officials, service-providers and policymakers to create projects that present the possibility for new forms of knowledge production). UCIRA has formed a partnership with the Los Angeles Urban Rangers who will be in residence at one or more of the Southern California sites of the UC Natural Reserve System to work with students in the course.

WORD: Isla Vista Arts and Culture Magazine
Instructor: Ellen K. Anderson and D.J. Palladino
Friday 3-5 PM, Girvetz 1106
The course publishes a free quarterly magazine that is designed, compiled, researched, written, edited, and distributed by students. We explore the burgeoning artistic endeavors in Isla Vista and highlight topical issues uncovered by student editors. Attendance at all production meetings is mandatory.
For more information, contact eanderson@theaterdance.ucsb.edu.

INT 594 AB
Ancient Borderlands
Instructor: Elizabeth Digeser, Christine Thomas
HSSB 3041
This course is affiliated with the Ancient Borderlands Research Focus Group. The Ancient Borderlands Research Focus Group unites UCSB faculty and graduate students with common research interests in the history of Mediterranean antiquity, broadly conceived. We are investigating the process by which groups define, create and maintain their identities over time. The creation of boundaries, among ethnic, political, or religious groups, is a dynamic activity that can be reflected, not only by changes in material culture, but also in the rhetorical strategies adopted by ancient authors and the political tactics pursued by those seeking power. As members of several departments, including Classics, History and Religious Studies, we are also interested in challenging the disciplinary boundaries between us, believing that we have much to learn from one another.

Open Projects in Optical/Motion-Computational Processes

Instructor: G. Legrady
Wednesday, 2:00-6:00
Elings Hall 2611

An open studio projects course focused on camera, laser, and any devices connected to a computer to realize visualizations and other time-based projects.

Each student will plan, realize and evaluate a project of their own. The course will function in the tradition of the studio critique where students present work-in-progress, get regular feedback from faculty and course participants. Completion of course will require a project, concept statement and online documentation featured on the course website.

The course will be mostly lab, individual meetings, and appx 3 work-in-progress student presentations and depending on the range of participants’ interests, lectures may be given on topics such as anamorphs, experiments in multiple exposure, spatial & virtual exploration, distance/presence, reflection and penetration (x-ray, infrared, etc.), medical (MRI, PET), and astronomy, cameras that function as sensors, recording, and vision devices.

Equipment available for exploration include various XVGA resolution firewire cameras, a 3 color Prolaser ShowCube II laser, and a MT9 3D accelerometer.

INT 594 IS
Identity Studies
Instructor: Cynthia Kaplan
This course is affiliated with the Identity Studies Research Focus Group. For more information, contact Professor Cynthia Kaplan of the Political Science department: kaplan@polsci.ucsb.edu.

INT 594 ST
IHC Pre-doctoral Fellowship Seminar
Instructor: Ann Bermingham
TBA, HSSB 6056
This one-unit seminar is open to recipients of the IHC pre-doctoral fellowship. Participants meet regularly throughout the year to present work in progress.
For more information on the course, contact Ann Bermingham: bermingham@arthistory.ucsb.edu.