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

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Works in the Suspended Motion Series vary in appearance across mediums and series, but always incorporate a partially abstracted human figure depicted in... [more]

Installation | group adventure by Daniel Christopher with Ace Levenberg, Aidan Seine, and Levi Goldman
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Journey Though Light is an interactive, social art experience. Participants with glowing orbs move about a landscape of dispersed sculptures,... [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]

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]

 

Peddling Art, A free Peddling Art was a free art giveaway from a fleet of bicycles containing a pedal powered sewing machine and a mobile letterpress. In collaboration with artist, Kristen Ramirez, prints on paper and fabric were created and given out... [more]

Jakk in the boxxx offers guests the opportunity to feed Jakk Action. From mock restaurant menu options, his associations with food are remade-to-order as mashups of personal and commercial footage. Actual Nutrition Facts control audiovisual parameters metaphorically suggesting how he is from... [more]

Mystery Play is an alternate reality game for three players, taking place both on and offline. It is a week-long experience, combining artistic elements, such as found sculpture and performance, with game elements like exploration and puzzle solving. Audience members observe the proceedings,... [more]

"My Future Is Here” is a site-specific project that brings to light the most pressing issues immigrant youth face when making a new life in the global city. Produced with collaborating students from Flushing International High School in Queens, New York, this multimedia project utilizes... [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]

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]

A Secret History of American River People is a project to recreate a 1940s shantyboat for a series of epic river voyages to build a collection of personal stories of people who live and work on the river. The collection and shantyboat will be featured in a touring installation as well as an... [more]

The frontier fantasy is a notion that has enabled the destruction and subjugation of native peoples, providing a romantic justification for colonial and imperial dogmas. No Frontier addresses these notions of frontier fantasies through a digital game for two players in which one player... [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]

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]

"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]

Kyle McKinley's Pedalgogy is one work from the on-going series bicilogues, all of which use dialogue as metaphor for how personal and collective narratives are inscribed on space through the act of bicycling. In this piece... [more]

“Well, This Is Awkward…” consists of two playable digital media experiences: “Coffee: A Misunderstanding”, a mobile device-assisted, audience participatory interactive play about internet acquaintances meeting in person, and “Interruption Junction”, a one-button arcade game about interrupting... [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]

I began compiling a corpus of all Native American treaties from the Indian Affairs: Laws and Treaties archive compiled by Charles J. Kappler. The search for this archive took an extensive period of time.... [more]

 

Oceanic Scales is a place to learn and to be inspired.

It is a lens focused on phytoplankton, the first link in the oceanic food chain.       

This project explores biomimicry as a tool.

It breathes and glows with a pulse.

It is a barometer of local ocean... [more]

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