LTGR Ep. #121: “Catalysts”

Susan and Dan welcome Deborah Howes, Director of Digital Learning and Randall Packer, artist and educator from the Museum of Modern Art.

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Deb gives the background regarding online classes and how the museum serves those who cannot come to the site physically.

Randall’s course, Catalysts, is about how artists are catalysts in terms of new ways of making art, and will also examine how MOMA has been a catalyst in terms of supporting and exhibiting new media.

The course contains work that has not been seen previously!  It includes a wealth of archival material often not accessible, even in academia.

Deb shares that it is the first they know of where artists have given permission for their works of arts to be streamed in the classroom. If you want to experience video, sound, and performance art, you have to take class!

Randall describes what will happen with student WordPress sites.

Susan’s ears perked up as she saw how educators who are not necessarily artists might benefit from participation.

The students who complete this course will be earning a digital badge via Credly.com  and Deb and Susan unpack what that means and what the badge represents.

Dan’s call to action is to sign up for the course!  There are so many layers of how this could inspire any educator or artist to be a catalyst.

Installation view of Doug Aitken: sleepwalkers at the Museum of Modern Art New York, 2007 as seen from the David And Peggy Rockefeller Building.  sleepwalkers was a joint project of Creative Time and The Museum of Modern Art.
Installation view of Doug Aitken: sleepwalkers at the Museum of Modern Art New York, 2007 as seen from the David And Peggy Rockefeller Building. sleepwalkers was a joint project of Creative Time and The Museum of Modern Art.

Digital badges will be awarded for successful course completion using Credly, the universal way to manage credentials and lifelong achievement. MoMA is a Verified Credly Issuer of digital badges.  Listeners, Credly is making 2 scholarships available!  If you are interested, email Susan at susan@ltgreenroom.org

Catalysts: Artists Creating with Sound, Video, and Time
Registration now open, classes begin October 9

This immersive six-week course, taught by media artist and scholar Randall Packer, features avant-garde masterworks in performance, video, and sound by artists such as Marina Abramović, Bruce Nauman, Yoko Ono, Nam June Paik, and Bill Viola, as well as exclusive behind-the-scenes interviews with MoMA curators Paola Antonelli, Klaus Biesenbach, and Barbara London. The course offers a unique opportunity for students to explore how artists, engineers, curators, and even the public have participated in the explosive emergence of new media forms in the past 50 years, and students complete and discuss their own media projects each week. Offered as instructor-led only in fall 2013; digital badges will be awarded for successful course completion.
Enroll today at MoMA.org/coursesonline.