Digital Arts and New Media: MFA: Collaboration, Innovation, Social Impact

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Jacob Garbe "XMPLAR"

Increasingly connected and augmented with digital media, we all strive to find a way to anchor ourselves in a changing world, and form our sense of reality from the melange of media that is ever-propagating. This is true not just for humanity at large, but for artificial beings as well. XMPLAR examines the way intelligent systems, when combined with our indelible need for narrative and pattern, can create a cybernetic whole that is more than the sum of its parts. How data can be performative... more

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Can artistic insight prove itself to be effective in the framing of a scientific hypothesis? Is it possible for art-science collaboration to fulfill the disciplinary criteria of both? 

From the 1970s to the rise of independent games, art games, documentary games, political games, and more — we are changing who plays, how we play, and what play can mean. 

Explore the aesthetic, political and ethical dimensions of new and expanded forms of documentary art practice, interactive documentary, and socially engaged art practice. 

Explore the creative potentials and social implications of emerging technologies and cultural practices.  Experiment with ideas, processes, collaborative research, and social action.  Become a critical thinker, artistic innovator, and responsible leader.

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