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Academic Catalog 2017-2018
Massachusetts College of Art and Design
   
 
  Dec 12, 2017
 
 
    
Academic Catalog 2017-2018

MPSM405 Publications: Print, Digital,PostDigital 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. [Formerly Titled: Expanded Print Media]

Undergraduate Elective
Spring Only