Instructor: Marlene Heck, Art History; Karol Kawiaka, Studio Art
Overview: The Studio Art and Art History departments (where the College’s architecture courses are taught) are searching for appropriate ways to introduce computer-aided instruction to their course offerings. Architectural instruction — both in design studios and the history and theory of building design and use — is an obvious place for both departments to begin. We propose a joint project between the Studio Art Department and the Art History Department to introduce computer-aided instruction to course offerings in both departments. Specifically, with the support of Academic Computing, Karol Kawiaka will incorporate computer modeling into her Winter Term 2001 architectural design studio, Studio Art 65. In the Spring Term 2001, Marlene Heck will offer a freshman seminar, Art History 7, on museum history and design that will use computer models to study the physical and ritual spaces of museums and how they communicate social identities and cultural values.