Networked Media



UCLA DMA Fall 2017
UCLA DMA Spring 2017
UCLA DMA Fall 2016
NYU ITP Fall 2014

Course Description


The network is one of our most fundamental mediums for interactivity. It makes possible our interaction with machines, data, and, most importantly, other people. Network Media explores the creative, technical, and critical tools to realize web-based projects. Workshops on HTML, CSS, and JavaScript are framed by cultural discourses examining the Internet. Conceived for artists, designers, and technologists, the course is focused on gaining a deeper understanding of the technical concepts in web design while learning the history of the Internet as well as its social, political, and philosophical implications.

Reading List


Frank Chimero, What Screens Want
Joanne McNeil, The Dream Must Be Continuous
Sydette Harry, Everyone Watches, Nobody Sees: How Black Women Disrupt Surveillance Theory
Ashe Dryden, Social Networking as Peer Surveillance
Kate Losse, The Male Gazed
Nick Douglas, It’s Supposed to Look Like Shit: The Internet Ugly Aesthetic
Olia Lialina, Rich User Experience, UX and Desktopization of War
FastCo, Glitch Art
Ingrid Burrington, Networks of New York
Antonio García Martínez, Inside Cuba's DIY Internet Revolution
Alexis C. Madrigal, Almost Human: The Surreal, Cyborg Future of Telemarketing
James Bridle, Something is wrong on the internet
Vannevar Bush, As We May Think
Tim Berners-Lee, Long Live the Web
Alexander Galloway, Protocol - Introduction
Olia Lialina, Not Art and Tech
Jer Thorp, Art and the API
Tania Bucher, Objects of Intense Feeling: The Case of the Twitter API
Hito Steyerl, Too Much World: Is the Internet Dead?
Claire Bishop, The Digital Divide
Matthew But­t­er­ick, The Bomb in the Garden

Student Work


Jingjie Chen, HIDEOUTS

Rosalind Chang and Briana Tran, Strange Realizations

Hillary Cleary, For The Mood

Charlotte Gautier and Mac Le, Be Nice