Faculty of Textile Technology
Course: Digital Aesthetics

Teachers in charge Ph. D. Žarko Paić, Assoc. Prof.
Study Fashion Theory and Body Design - postgraduate
Course summary 45
Knowledge verification writing exam
Precondition for testing Attendance at lectures and participation in seminars
Lecture type lectures, seminars
Exercise type audio practice, seminars
Subject content Reduction of man to animal symbolicum; Historical process in reconfiguration of symbols to information; Information science and aesthetics; The age of digitalisation (reception, collection, transfer of informations); Analogouos and digital; Graphical simulation, animation, interactivity in the cyberspace; Virtual Reality; Dissapareance of aura in artwork and entry of historical avantgarde in the commonlife; Process of aesthetisation the everyday life and the end of limits between art, design and new aesthetics.
Aim of course The course examines reconsideration of aesthetics in previous M.A. study and develop applying knowledge in the field of aestehitical approaches at the level of design, visualisation, virtualisation of outside world through art and design. Specific goal of this topic is consideration of digital world in contemporary cyber and virtual artworks as the object of theoretical investigations with critical point of vue.
Literature necessary for course Bense. M., Aesthetics, Rijeka, 1986.
den Boom, van H., Digital Aesthetics, Zagreb, 1988.
Cassirer, E., An Essay on Man, Zagreb, 1984.
Welsch, W., The Borderlines of Aesthetics, Stuttgart, 1990.
Jencks, Ch., (ed.), Visual Culture, Zagreb, 2002.