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Livingverse is an immersive audio-video walking tour that investigates the entangled relations between memory, media, and power through an interactive semi-fictional exploration of public history.  The fictive tour is an extension of documentary work about the Gulf Wars, Rodney King,... [more]

Voyage of the Inner Mask is a 3-part animated science fiction about a creature with no identity, who explores surreal landscapes searching for its history, destiny and desires.  While wandering through these different worlds, which comprise a garden, a medieval bridge and a red light... [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]

The C.R.A.W.L.E.R is a platform for arts outreach, social justice, and field research. The motivation for this project involves the social integration of art as a practice for preserving human creativity and fostering its growth. Relationships forged through creative behavior expand the... [more]

Advertisement is everywhere – in magazines, on TV, the Internet, plastered over shopping malls and urban areas. Together all these advertisements form a mass media spectacle of desire, fantasy, and above all, consumption. Sabrina Habel’s multi-media series “Seeing Spectacle” uses off-beat humor... [more]

Sounds Interesting... is an audio-visual interactive piece that aims to explore modern sound spaces (after the French espaces sonores) by emulating how human-related sounds built up over sounds of nature. By triggering and manipulating audio, the participatory audience also... [more]

Is a composition of pollen grains in 3D and flowers from Andean mountains. The pictures where part of "Lluvia de Polen" installation. A collaboration between Holly Findlater & Catalina Giraldo. 

what if im the bad guy? and other stories presents four experimental narratives exploring ways that stories can become tactile, sculptural, and participatory. The title work invites participants to explore the true story of an accused Marine through both an augmented reality excursion... [more]

Matthew Jamieson is an artist-cartographer engaged in promoting ecological awareness and community action. Matthew has a background in planning and geospatial technology, and has journeyed from Florida's National Wildlife Refuges to New York City Parks.

Public Goods is an installation that illustrates the ability of experiment based art to challenge existing theory, which stands as a pillar of unchecked law. Using the lexicon of experimentation and the participatory digital art, Public Goods seeks to challenge this economic game by means of... [more]

Imagine seeing a water fountain, and hearing the sound of water. As each of our senses absorbs information simultaneously, our minds reconcile a conceptual understanding of our environment. But what if these cognitive processes operated asynchronously? What if we heard the sound of water without... [more]

"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]

 

4 min | Mini DV | Color | Sound 

 

Utilizing footage from a Buddhist temple in China and a Catholic memorial service for my grandmother in Korea, this piece is a visual exploration of the various ways we use prayer to connect to or transcend the... [more]

Auditions:  FEAST a performance for film

When: Fri. Feb.8th 11-2pm

Where: Digital Arts and Research Center: Dark Lab: 1st floor Black Box theater

Be prepared for movement and vocals

Short Summary

Feast starts with a shot that pulls... [more]

Fetish Eyes

Fetish Eyes appropriates the circular form of the Mandala with an array of eyes that stare at the viewer from all angles. The eyes will continue to look at the subject as long as she or he is silent, however, if they speak, the eyes close to no longer... [more]

This is the second in a series of pieces analyzing what people on Twitter are saying to or about United States President, Barack Obama (@BarackObama on Twitter.)

 

As new messages are displayed, the image of President Obama shows a slight emotional reaction based upon that... [more]

In 2007, I created a show for Grey Gallery in Seattle, Washington, which addressed the frustrations and aspirations I had as an artist.  This show was influenced by Sylvester Stallone's movie "Rocky" and particularly the speech Rocky gives his girlfriend, Adrian, the night before his big fight... [more]

Lisa Banks is a digital artist and current MFA candidate in the Digital Arts and New Media program at UC Santa Cruz. Her conceptually-based artworks encompass everything from music videos to electronic sculptures, and are united by Banks' interests in associative imagery and alternative... [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]

 

Website: Public Secrets

[From the Vectors Journal project introduction:]

To many, central California is perhaps best known as the heart of a large agriculture business, a vast terrain of... [more]

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