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

Works and Ideas

Deryke Franz "Disinterest Action Machines"

Touch control systems surround us and haptic interfaces are the telepresent handshake of our electronic society.

My works explore the novel possibilities of flesh controlled touch screens. Desensitization machines show how a subtle gestures can be translated to overrload light sculptures and computers. This installation aims to mutate digitized intention, deconstructing the person-computer relationship.

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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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