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"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]

Internal Worlds is a two-part installation using abstract video projection and interactive components to explore how our sensing bodies shape our perception, and ourselves. The pulse of the participant is detected through a biosensor helmet and externalized as lights pulsing in time with their... [more]

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The hybrid form is a subject that I find a certain kinship with.  I am a combination of my biology and my environment, a living mutation,... [more]

[Verge] explores the transformation of visual language in a computer-mediated storyworld. The visual storytelling frame teems with dramatic meaning, compressing physical, psychological, and interpersonal relationships into one. Through the computational processes at the heart of an... [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]

"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]

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]

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.

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]

"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]

// SPHIROS -- interactive fiction w/text, video, music (Sigur Ros), animation

/// http://www.jamesbpollack.com/work/SPHIROSFINAL.swf

/// built with Adobe Flash & Jason Nelson's... [more]

 

Fees and tuition for public higher education in the state of California have been increasing at record rates. Last Spring, in response to the unjustifiable fee increases, a UCSC students created a print of a modified University of California seal addressing the issue, subtly replacing... [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]

"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]

Elsewhere is an outdoor installation that invites viewers to pause and consider the influence of new media upon our experiences with the material world.  Situated in and around a life-sized toy sailboat, participants are implicated into playful re-imaginations of location, connection,... [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]

Resilience is an interactive documentary project focused on sharing community-based ecological restoration stories. Beginning with two watersheds in the remote Peruvian Andes, this ongoing project is a collection of very short film poems, which act as mobile verses in an interactive film that... [more]

Self III is a blend of formal sculpture, robotics, and interactive programming. Viewers are invited to navigate a landscape of kinetic artworks. These art works sense movements of the viewers' bodies and use that data to create corresponding movements throughout the space. Self III... [more]

[background: Inspired during the 2008 Republican National Convention, when Ramsey County prosecutors formally charged eight members of a prominent activist group with “conspiracy to riot in furtherance of terrorism” under the 2002 Minnesota version of the federal PATRIOT Act (re: Probable Cause... [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]

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