Concept maps are a tool used to visualize information about complex topics. This device is particularly applicable to the study of contemporary art since mapping reveals the multiple paths connecting the diverse art forms, individuals, ideas, and institutions that make up this diffuse and expanding field.
This semester the class will work together to create a concept map to serve as a roadmap to our on-going research and study, and a visual document reflecting our collective pursuit.
In class sessions, we will regularly update the Class Concept Map using the web-based platform, bubbl.us. Students will need to sign up individually for free accounts in order to access the class map. I also suggested copying the class map (or selected sessions) to develop according to your own research interests. Individual student maps may be included in your final portfolio to demonstrate the depth and direction of your individual research this semester.