The work of Media Arts in the age of digital production

Dezuanni, Michael L. (2015) The work of Media Arts in the age of digital production. In Fleming, Mike, Bresler, Loira, & O'Toole, John (Eds.) The Routledge International Handbook of the Arts and Education. Routledge, New York, pp. 212-222.

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This chapter uses as a beginning point Walter Benjamin’s famous essay ‘The work of art in the age of technological reproducibility’(1935/2008) to discuss Media Arts education. It locates ‘Media Arts’ at the intersection of three key ideas:

1) media arts products as objects for popular and everyday consumption and intervention by individuals and broader audiences;

2) materiality and how individuals use their bodies and technologies to produce, combine and share digital materials and;

3) the construction of aesthetic knowledge and how this relates to critical and conceptual thinking.

These ideas are discussed in the context of the development of curriculum for students at all ages of schooling, with specific attention given to the knowledge and skills students might develop within Media Arts education in primary schools. Examples from a Media Arts project in a primary school in Australia – where a new Media Arts national curriculum has been developed –are provided to illustrate the key ideas discussed in the chapter.

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ID Code: 75174
Item Type: Book Chapter
Keywords: Media Arts, Media Literacy, Arts Education, Media Education
ISBN: 9780415839211
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > EDUCATION (130000) > CURRICULUM AND PEDAGOGY (130200) > Creative Arts Media and Communication Curriculum and Pedagogy (130201)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > LANGUAGES COMMUNICATION AND CULTURE (200000) > CULTURAL STUDIES (200200) > Screen and Media Culture (200212)
Divisions: Current > Research Centres > Children & Youth Research Centre
Current > Schools > School of Teacher Education & Leadership
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Education
Copyright Owner: © 2015 Mike Fleming, Liora Bresler and John O'Toole.
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Deposited On: 18 Aug 2014 22:16
Last Modified: 15 May 2016 13:18

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