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    Massachusetts College of Art and Design
  Feb 22, 2018
Academic Catalog 2016-2017 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

MPSM405 Expanded Print Media 3cr.

The rise of digital publishing, online media platforms, and mobile devices has radically
altered the way we look at information, art and culture, while inspiring new uses and
interpretations of print media. Artists and cultural producers everywhere are actively
experimenting with alternative print and publishing practices that evoke analogue
memories, critically document the present, or reformulate the future of the medium. These
contemporary practices examine media sustainability, propose mediated participation
and configure new social spaces for the dissemination and interchange of ideas.

In this context we will initiate our studies. This class proposes a collaborative studio
environment in which we will investigate various printmaking techniques, examine the history of
the medium, observe and critique its current state, and experiment with the different forms
that compose the expanded field of contemporary print. Through studio and post-studio projects
students are asked to propose and discover alternative approaches to printmaking, cultural
production and social engagement, while discussing issues of authorship, piracy,
reproduction, dissemination, interchange, and participation.

Undergraduate Elective
Spring Only