Intermediate Digital Imaging
ARTS 2040 section 01
Spring 2009
West Hall 214 Thurs 2PM - 5:50PM

Kathleen Ruiz
Associate Professor of Integrated Arts
phone: 518-276-2539
office: West Hall 314 c
office hours: Thurs. 10:30-12:30 PM by appointment
(please sign up on office door WH 314c)


Student Mentor:
Jeremy Sachs



Intermediate Digital Imaging is a second level studio projects course exploring the use of computer technologies for augmenting and expanding creative thought in making visual art. The interplay between the observer, the observed, and the process of observation is explored. Concepts in expression, issues, history/theory, and technique are interwoven through a series of short studies.

Students experiment with raster and vector based imaging, as well as establish practical knowledge of input and output techniques. This leads to a final project which activates public space. Innovation and experimentation are highly encouraged. Students expand their understanding of contemporary digital arts practice through readings, discussions, short lectures, and critiques.

Digital imaging is explored in terms of giving visual form to concepts about surveillance, truth and action in perception, identity, memory, movement and the potency of visualization in personal expression for private and public settings. In all projects the use of sound is encouraged if appropriate.

Pre requisite: ARTS-1020 or permission of instructor


Projects and Reading Assignments

Required Events




How to upload your work



art sites
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Previous Student Work:

Spring 2008
Spring 2007
Spring 2006
Spring 2004
Fall 2003
Spring 2003
Fall 2002