[ISEA94] Panel: Tessa Elliot – Act of Faith: Postgraduate Research in Computing in Art and Design at the Centre for Electronic Arts at Middlesex University

Panel Statement

The position of an activity that is generally seen as neither art, nor science, is a tenuous one, particularly if the outcomes are unpredictable and open ended. Specific pedagogical issues emerge from a course that promotes an algorithmic approach to computing in art and design. The current educational strategies have arisen, over the years, out of acts of faith in – the potential of the discipline; the ability of students to disseminate and integrate their expertise; the support of the administration. The implications of this situation will be discussed with
reference to current work, the history of the department and future developments.

  • Tessa Elliot, Middlesex University, UK