KeMCo Course “Museum and Commons”

The KeMCo course has been offered since 2020 as a Museum Commons installed course.

 

* This lecture will be held face-to-face.
Students who wish to participate must attend the guidance and pre-register for the course by April 3rd. If the number of applicants exceeds the capacity, the selection process will be conducted.

If you are unable to attend the guidance, please check the recording and pre-register for the course.

 

Guidance Date :

Wednesday, March 30, 2022 (5th period)

Online/Real-time/Zoom

https://keio-univ.zoom.us/j/84058794193?pwd=ZXdSVnFYc1pidTYxSjhXd0E1bkZ2dz09

Meeting ID: 840 5879 4193
Passcode: 430159

Keio Museum Commons will start the KeMCo course in 2020.

 

KeMCo Course in the 2022 Academic Year

The objects that surround us each have a different shape, a different meaning and a different history. How we perceive objects and what we find in them differs from person to person, and objects take on different forms with each interaction. In this lecture, we will use the Keio Museum Commons as a learning field. Keio Museum Commons is a new museum at Keio University designed as a place where various communities can interact with each other using artefacts as a starting point, and where real space and digital space are connected. In the lecture students will learn how to interact with physical and digital objects through hands-on practice, discussion and creation using digital tools.

In the spring semester, we will use the exhibitions in the Museum Commons and the cultural assets of Mita Campus to practically learn Object-based Learning methods and discuss the boundaries between physical and digital objects through topics such as media and art and digital archives.
In the autumn semester, students will deepen their practice of Object-based Learning and learn about different techniques of digitisation in a practical way, considering the role of digital objects.

 

Museum and Commons Ⅰ (Spring semester)

Museum and Commons I: Interaction with Physical and Digital Objects

 

 

Course Plan:

No.1 Interacting with objects (introduction).

Share how the class will work and introduce the overall theme.

No.2 Learning from / about objects: An Introduction to Object Based Learning (OBL).

What is OBL? An introduction to OBL, with some practical work and a visit to a exhibition at Keio University Art Center.

No.3 Learning from / about objects: An Introduction to Object Based Learning (OBL).

Discussion based on the previous work.

No.4 Interacting with object in art archive -1

Visit art archives at Keio University Art Center and work on the objects in the archive.
No.5 Interacting with object in art archive -2

Visit art archives at Keio University Art Center and work on the objects in the archive.

No.6 Interacting with object at exhibitions -1

Visit exhibition “The Art of Writing” at KeMCo and work on the objects in the exhibition.

No.7 Interacting with object at exhibitions -2

Visit exhibition “The Art of Writing” at KeMCo and work on the objects in the exhibition.

No.8 The perspectives on objects: the “book” as an object

The perspective of looking at cultural properties in different mediums as objects will be discussed using the example of “books”.

No.9 Interacting with objects in a digital world.

Learn about interacting with objects rooted in digital technology.

No.10 Digital interaction in the museum -1.

We will consider the interaction with objects in museums using digital technology.

No.11 Digital interaction in the museum -2.

We will consider the interaction with objects in museums using digital technology.

No.12 Media and Art-1.

Overview the trajectory of the fusion of digital technology/media in contemporary art, and study the interaction found in digital and representation, with a focus on media art.

No.13 Media and Art-2: discussion

Building on the previous week, we will have a discussion about art and digital technology/media.

No.14 Discussion and wrap-up

Students who wish to take this course are required to attend the guidance. If you are unable to attend the guidance, a video of the guidance will be made available online later for view.

 

 

Museum and Commons Ⅱ (Fall semester)

Museum and Commons II: Interaction with Physical and Digital Objects”

 

Course Plan:

No.1 Learning from / about objects: Object Based Learning (OBL).
Introduction to the general theme and learn about Object-based Learning
No.2 Perspective on objects: looking at contemporary art as objects

The perspective of looking at cultural properties of various mediums as objects is considered using the example of “contemporary art”.

No.3 Interacting with Objects at the Exhibition: Contemporary Art -1We will visit a contemporary art exhibition at KeMCo and work on objects using OBL method.
No.4 Interacting with Objects at the Exhibition: Contemporary Art -2We will visit a contemporary art exhibition at KeMCo and work on objects using OBL method.
No.5 Objects, media and narratives
Based on the study of the previous week, we will consider the relationship between objects, media and narratives in contemporary art.
No.6 Perspectives on objects: Looking at digital data as objects
How do objects develop or transform in a highly information-oriented society? With the latest research trends, we will give an overview of the events and changes that have occurred as a result of the “connection” between real and digital space, and look at the possibilities of this connection.
No.7 Digital data and objects -1
Three-dimensional (3D) representations are increasingly used not only for recording and preserving cultural assets, but also in virtual museums such as VR and AR. In this session, we will discuss the possibilities of 3D together with the students.
No.8 Digital data and objects 2
How can cultural properties and other objects that have been accumulated over thousands of years of human history be shared? In this module, we will learn about the structure and utilization of global data space, focusing on the Linked Open Data (development) that KeMCo is working on.
No.9 Interacting with Objects in the Library: A Visit to the Rare Book Room of the Mita Media Center -1
We will discuss the Western book collection in the Rare Book Room of the Media Center.
No.10 Interacting with Objects in the Library: A Visit to the Rare Book Room of the Mita Media Center -2
We will discuss the Japanese book collection in the Rare Book Room of the Media Center.
No.11 Designing a sheet for interacting with objects
Design a sheet to use in Object-based learning.
No.12 Interacting with objects at the exhibition: “KeMCo New Year Exhibition 2023” -1.
We will visit an exhibition at KeMCo and work with the OBL sheet created in the previous class.
No.13 Interacting with objects at the exhibition: “KeMCo New Year Exhibition 2023” -2.
We will visit an exhibition at KeMCo and work with the OBL sheet created in the previous class.
No.14 Discussion and wrap up

Students who wish to take this course are required to attend the guidance. If you are unable to attend the guidance, a video of the guidance will be made available online later for view.

 

Lecturer:

Yu Homma, Fumi Matsuya, Goki Miyakita, Yohko Watanabe, Shiho Hasegawa

 

※ As a general rule, students who wish to take this course must attend the guidance. If you are unable to attend, check the video recording of the guidance posted online. *

※ This course is organized as part of the University’s educational program, and is therefore only open to those affiliated with the University.