CHID 444 A: Eye And Mind

Meeting Time: 
TTh 10:30am - 12:20pm
Location: 
MGH 242
SLN: 
12252
Instructor:
Phillip Thurtle

Syllabus Description:

This class investigates life as an emergent phenomenon across the disciplines of biophilosophy, art, art history, literary criticism, and information studies.  Students will read key texts from these disciplines, evaluate recent art commenting on bioinformatics, and design their own creative projects. Throughout the quarter we will ask questions such as: What do art and science have in common? What is an emergent phenomenon? What is special about living things? Students should expect to leave this class with knowledge of key issues in phenomenological philosophy, bioart, biophilosophy, and complexity studies.

Catalog Description: 
Investigates life as an emergent phenomenon across the disciplines of biophilosophy, art, art history, literary criticism, and information studies with an emphasis on interdisciplinary methods. Addresses key issues in phenomenology, social theory, contemporary bioart, and complexity studies.
GE Requirements: 
Individuals and Societies (I&S)
Natural World (NW)
Visual, Literary, and Performing Arts (VLPA)
Other Requirements Met: 
Status: 
Active
Last updated: 
April 28, 2016 - 9:11am