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

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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... [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]

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]

"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]

Artist Joan Raspo directed the play, Birth of Stars, in November 2014. The story weaves leading-edge astrophysics on the nature of stellar evolution through a human story of a young prodigy who seeks to become one with the Universe.Through visceral projection mapping and video based explorations... [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]

CCI (Culture Custom Identity) is a conceptual new media device and an iPhone application in-the-making that fades between two melodies, one is “Easternized” and the other is “Westernized.” The user of this device will be granted access to customize the identity of any given artwork or... [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]

bodyfuck and other programs is a series of software explorations that examine the practice of computer programming as the juncture where the material world is articulated into the digital. The process of articulating code is fraught with difficulty; how programmers conceive reality is... [more]

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]

Constructed as a faux-memorial, Double Time Duets explores the legacy of the early AIDS crisis alongside a contemporary interest in 1980’s and 90’s fashion and aesthetics. Video portraits of a contemporary generation of queer artists—styled to look like their predecessors and digitally... [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]

 

The Roda de Video is an interactive video installation that invites viewers to mix video and still images in rhythm. The work was created during a series of participatory video workshops with youth in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

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]

Citizens Band  - Citizens Band explores our ability to connect with others through the architecture of an interactive CB radio sculpture. Participants are invited to engage in the amplification, interruption, and chance encounter of the transmitted voice as a mirror to assess our current means... [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]

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

Marqués is a multimedia bilingual adaptation of Shakespeare’s Macbeth, set in the world of México’s narcocartels and the US/Mexican war on drugs. “Shakespeare in Narcolandia” is an installation that replays and rebroadcasts a combination of performances of violence from the play... [more]

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