Spring 2011

INT 185 AP
Advanced Public Speaking
4 units
Instructor: Jodi Enders
Tuesday and Thursday  2:00-4:50 PM

Prerequisite: THTR 65 (Introduction to Public Speaking) or equivalent
In these days of economic instability, one thing never goes out of style nor does it lose its power:  the ability to communicate effectively.  Focused on oratory and its many rhetorics, Advanced Public Speaking is the first follow-up course to the very popular THTR 65;  it is taught by the same professor who created that course.  Since seminar participants—limited to 12 only—are already familiar with the history and theory of rhetoric as well as with discourse analysis, our primary focus in the seminar is practical work in public speaking and advocacy, with extensive feedback from both the professor and the class.

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 185 MD/201MD
Instructor: Dick Hebdige
4 units

Mapping the Desert/ Deserting the Map:  The ongoing UCIRA-supported series of  California desert-centered “Dry Immersions” continues in the Spring quarter with the PARTicipate Project, a Studio Art graduate class centered on the 9thJoshua Tree Music Festival May 13-15, 2011. Staged “in an intimate setting … in the great outdoors …  where the distinction between artist and audience is blurred” the Festival which attracts around 3000 visitors annually features a line-up that  includes more than 20 indy bands on two stages. This year the festival will include  curated artworks to be exhibited on a 2 acre lakeside site . The PARTicipate Project is designed to help students develop proposals that engage the festival setting and participants and to produce and install work at the event itself.  The class meets weekly in the Harder Stadium. In addition, Art grad students from across the UC system are invited to coordinate with the Instructor and the Festival Art Director,Travis Puglisi, to submit proposals for works to be installed at the event. The course exemplifies UCIRA’s commitment to California-centric embedded arts research and links to this year’s  IHC theme: Geographies of Place. For more info on the festival see: http://www.joshuatreemusicfestival.com/directions.htm.

Open to students from throughout the UC system. Students may register by Simultaneous Enrollment for undergraduate credit or via the Intercampus Exchange Program for graduate credit. Please see http://www.registrar.ucsb.edu/Intercampus.htm#sim-enroll or contact
your home campus registrar for additional information.

WORD: Isla Vista Arts and Culture Magazine
Instructor: Ellen K. Anderson and D.J. Palladino
Friday 3-5 PM, 2017 SSMS
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 201 AM/Comp Lit 594/Art 260
Aesthetic Medium and Representation
Instructor: Dr. Bram Ieven
Utrecht University Exchange Program

Wednesday 5-8 PM
Phelps 1420

“Aesthetic Medium and Representation” inquires how modern aesthetics from Kant to Greenberg has identified ‘form’ with ‘medium’ and has presented those two concepts as the essence of aesthetics. As a result, aesthetic form was opposed to the conceptual. With the rise of conceptual art and post-medium art, aesthetics as a discipline was caught in a deadlock and art critics like Arthur C. Danto began to talk about the ‘end of art’. Providing a genealogy of the field of aesthetics this course shows how, by devising a different definition of medium and form, the aesthetic and the conceptual are no longer antithetically opposed. The outcome is a more flexible notion of aesthetics that allows us to rethink the continuous intermixing of the conceptual and the sensual, the cerebral and the visceral that characterizes modern art.

INT 201 NR/MAT 594MP
a transdisciplinary integrative methodologies class
Instructor: Marko Peljhan
Variable 1-4 units

Worldchanging is a class and a workshop devoted to the exploration of the intersections of sensors, communications technologies, networks, and the environment. Physical computing and participatory interfaces and methods engage identified real world situations. The class will have a very strong field work component, engaging the Coal Oil Point reserve at UCSB and creating mediated solutions for the integration and participation of the public in the different research aspects of the reserve. The research component of the class will look into the the design of interfaces, signage and other spatial solutions for the reserve, research proposals connected to it and the mediation of the reserve assets is also encouraged.
Think of: “Whale counting meets the sensor meets the mobile device meets the networks ”
Students participating in the class should have experience and strong interests in one or more of the following fields: media design, physical computing, locative media, design, architecture, urbanism, biology, marine science, weather and climate, mobile computing, communications, networks, sensors, complex systems and adjoining fields. A registration for pre-interest for class through UCIRA is strongly encouraged.

Worldchanging is part of a larger set of research and exploration activities developed within the Media Arts and Technology program at UCSB. www.mat.ucsb.edu
Integrative methodologies is the art/science component direction of the UC Institute for Research in the Arts.

INT 594 AB
Ancient Borderlands
Instructor: John W.I. Lee

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, Religious Studies,  and Anthropology, we are also interested in challenging the disciplinary boundaries between us, believing that we have much to learn from one another.