BK3186 - Culture, Art, Technology


Examination arrangement

Examination arrangement: Works
Grade: Passed / Not Passed

Evaluation Weighting Duration Grade deviation Examination aids
Works 100/100

Course content

This course provides a reading of discourses, artistic and non-artistic practices that looks at technology as culture and the impact of technology in society. This course focuses on aesthetics that are widely described by the term “post-digital.” The term implies that the digital revolution has become a rather trivial matter of fact and the digital has turned into the main condition of everyday life. The course turns to artistic and cultural practices as critical tools for analyzing current technological developments and their influence on art, society and politics. It considers the role of artists as critical thinkers, designers and makers. It may involve the role of networks and collective practices, live and mediated encounters, digital disobedience, smart citizens, prosthetic devices, human/machine interfaces, feminist and queer science fiction, affective networks, online persona, self tracking and quantification, vision machines, writing machines, artificial intelligence, surveillance, robotics, big data and digital archives, virtual sexuality and porn.  

Learning outcome

Students have acquired specific knowledge of aesthetic and conceptual approaches within the merging of technology, art and culture by focusing on central works of selected genres and current digital artistic and cultural practices.  Students can recognize and work with concepts and analytical methods, as a framework for reflection and inspiration within their artistic practice. 

Learning methods and activities

In the teaching forms of lectures, workshops, and seminars, the course introduces the students to relevant theories and practices of the intermediary aspects of artistic creativity, cultural practice, technological knowledge, and related art theory. Participants may work in any medium, format or discipline to course activities. The course will take into account the conceptualization and design of research and art projects and enter a closer reading and analysis of exemplary studies, through texts, artworks, films and field trips. The course will continuously monitor and follow up on developments of upcoming technologies and will try to find an angle on how all of this is likely to influence the future of art productions. Additional information will be provided at the start of the semester.

Specific conditions

The course will be cancelled in case of not enough students have signed up.

Approved compulsary assignments are valid in the current semester.

Compulsory assignments

  • Participation in course activities
  • Visual essay
  • Oral presentation

Further on evaluation

  • Assessment of artistic progression by presentation or submission of work produced in the course or documentation hereof.
  • Documentation: Sufficient visual, audiovisual, written or other documentation of activities, process and results in order to represent development of the work and/or project in the course.
  • Postponed evaluation will be held in the next semester.

Specific conditions

Admission to a programme of study is required:
Architecture (MAAR)
Architecture (MAAR2)
Fine Art (MFA)
Industrial Design Engineering (MTDESIG)

More on the course

Version: 1
Credits:  7.5 SP
Study level: Second degree level


Term no.: 1
Teaching semester:  AUTUMN 2023

Language of instruction: English

Location: Trondheim

Subject area(s)
  • Fine Art
Contact information
Course coordinator: Lecturer(s):

Department with academic responsibility
Trondheim Academy of Fine Art


Examination arrangement: Works

Term Status code Evaluation Weighting Examination aids Date Time Examination system Room *
Autumn ORD Works 100/100
Room Building Number of candidates
  • * The location (room) for a written examination is published 3 days before examination date. If more than one room is listed, you will find your room at Studentweb.

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