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

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How can one clumsy, depressed space cadet save a whole planet after he accidentally destroyed his own?  In this text-based science fiction adventure game, the player uses their keyboard to guide our misfit hero, Irvine Quik, through disaster and an alien culture on a quest to rescue a severely... [more]

 

Collaboration

Holly Findlater - Catalina Giraldo

 

Pollen grains and spores are cells with a very special structure whose design is such that it will fertilize a flower carrying the necessary information to create seeds and fruits.  They are like dust particles... [more]

 

Gurlz VS Robots, the first iPad game from DANM alum Sumit Agarwal, was released in April 2010 and can be found on iTunes.

Sumit was the lead designer on this project,... [more]

DETAILED INFO:  http://genefelice.com/art/2010/03/21/omni-present-orbs/

A multi-media, site-specific installation on the surface of Lake Eden at the original site of Black Mountain college in Black Mountain NC.  This... [more]

Verde Oscuro is a video mapping projection which masks the Digital Arts Research Center (DARC) facade at UCSC. Here, the audience can travel through the past, present, and future in order to experience the ecological timeline of the DARC. Spectators are able to envision... [more]

Edges of Color is a series of individually programmed pieces on an 8’ square, 16x16 grid of separately controlled and colored LEDs swatches. Reminiscent of the color swatch paintings of Gerhard Richter or the spot paintings of Damian Hirst, it treats light as the material for display... [more]

Culture Custom Identity

Developed through CR&D (Cultural Research development), the Social Shifter is a new technology that
allows the user in taking total control over the volume of 'Easternization' and 'Westernization' in any
given artwork therein. In other words, the... [more]

Seemingly External Things (S.E.T.) is a mobile art installation in which physical objects are explored to trigger audio and video events that reveal a story, part fiction and part documentary, about Mercury, NV and the Nevada Test Site.

"Stop the Press!" is a new play about the demise of print and the rise of digital media. It is a collaborative production between the Theater Arts department and the 2009-10 Performative Technologies Collaborative Research Project Group that takes us into two worlds simultaneously: the golden... [more]

We Arrived // Chegamos and It Had To Be With You both address themes of language, cultural authenticity, borders, and contemporary globalization. We Arrived // Chegamos makes use of the structure and aesthetics of language learning software, focusing on translation and attempts at understanding... [more]

After reflecting on my findings of the compiled data, I realized that these words were a part of manifesting what is now America. The flag displays the most used verbs with its associated frequency. This analysis was compiled with thePython programming language and the Natural... [more]

MFA Project: OBJECT REMOVED: FRAGMENTS OF A MUSEUM AFTER CAPITALISM
Object Removed is a living archive that collects texts, images, and documents relating to the process of founding a museum which treats capitalism as a historical phenomenon. The archive... [more]

Vocal Landscaping is a voice interactive sound installation modeled upon modal intoning paradigms common throughout the Renaissance. Vocal Landscaping explores how machine listening might be utilized to cultivate the uniquely embodied voice while challenging conventions of passive... [more]

“the other(ing)” is an interactive, improvisational play & installation which utilizes, questions & subverts the roles of the self & the “other” in the present & future context of human relations within an eroding “natural” world & an overwhelmingly decentralized domain ---... [more]

Game design is traditionally practiced and taught within pyramidal, top-down hierarchies. While they can efficiently produce market-ready products (and workers), they result in the empowerment of select individuals at the top of the hierarchy while wasting the creative potential of the majority... [more]

PROJECT DETAILS:  http://genefelice.com/art/2009/05/31/the-screen-doors-of-perception/

“The Screen Doors of Perception” (S.D.O.P.) is a three part, interactive, sculptural
installation funded by a... [more]

The Orrery Harp is an autonomous musical instrument designed to play a composition based on the movements of planetary bodies in motion around the sun. The instrument includes nine strings representing each planet in our solar system, including the dwarf planet, Pluto. Frequency is determined by... [more]

Dirt Under the Rug is a game following the plight of a cleaning service worker who is in a difficult situation. You have a huge number of overdue bills. Your life partner can’t help with the bills and has a demanding job that requires dedication and attention. Your boss knows your... [more]

"be there" is a shared online virtual environment where time spent in other souls is the only way to create your self.

give up individuality and reincarnate in a distant body to collect the patterns of sound & light necessary to build a personal audiovisual structure. contribute your... [more]

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