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2008 MFA Exhibition :: Bureau of Disruptions

Wednesday, June 4, 2008 - 7:00am to Sunday, June 8, 2008 - 7:00am


Bureau of Disruptions

2008 MFA Exhibition

The Digital Arts and New Media MFA program at UC Santa Cruz will join the 2nd Biennial 01SJ Global Festival of Art on the Edge to present the work of 14 graduate students. The UCSC DANM MFA Exhibition is the culmination of two years of research and artistic exploration and will include new media works that explore performativity, interactivity and participation. These works interrogate the borderlands, edges, and contested territories of contemporary new media art practice. 
This show is being curated by Soraya Murray. 

The Digital Arts and New Media MFA Program serves as a center for the development and study of digital media and the cultures they have helped create. Faculty and students are drawn from a variety of backgrounds such as the arts, computer engineering, humanities, the sciences, and social sciences to pursue interdisciplinary artistic and scholarly research and production, in the context of a broad examination of digital arts and cultures. 

01SJ ( is North America’s newest and largest festival of digital arts featuring transformative and provocative new works from world-renowned artists and performers at the cross-section of contemporary art, technology, and culture. The five-day Festival will incorporate exhibitions, films, concerts, performances, happenings, and nightlife occurring throughout downtown San Jose’s parks, public streets, museums, theaters, and clubs. From a hip-hop, multi-media meditation on Antarctica to robot art, from conversations with artificial intelligence to operatic performances of Google headlines about the environment, from avant-garde cinema to new musical forms – more than 100 projects will be featured at 01SJ. Festival organizers expect it to be a perspective-altering experience that entertains, enlightens, educates, and involves attendees in a new understanding of our changing world. 01SJ is produced by ZER01: The Art and Technology Network.


This event is free and open to the public.


  • June 4 - June 8 from 12pm to 6pm, w/extended evening hours on Wed and Fri (at 01sj)
  • Opening Reception: Friday, June 6 from 7pm - 10pm


333 West Santa Clara, in Downtown San Jose (at the Comerica Building) PARKING: If parking at the Comerica Building lot, please use only the long-term parking.

media information




participating artists include:

  • lindsey bonk
  • Michael Luke Bullock
  • Angela N. Carroll
  • Lea Cox
  • mónica enríquez-enríquez
  • Chau-Marie Griffiths
  • Margaretha Anne Haughwout
  • Will Justice
  • Naomi Lucille Kagaya
  • Fabricio "Breeze" Olsson
  • Andrés Rojas
  • Brendan Salmond
  • Marc Sciglimpaglia
  • Michael Treanor

You can view descriptions and photos of each of the artist's pieces.

thank you to our sponsors:

  • Cycling '74
  • Santa Cruz Museum of Art and History
  • Sprint
  • UCSC Arts Division Funds for Excellence
  • UCSC Graduate Student Association
  • UCSC Porter College
  • UCSC Silicon Valley Regional Program
  • UCSC University Relations / Development