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

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“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]

As part of the Pan-DANM-odioum Ball at UCSC’s Digital Arts and Research Center on April 25, 2015, projection artist Steve Gerlach will provide the digital visuals for the event by using projectors and LED lighting to illuminate the tall, angular surfaces of the DARC façade above the main Ball... [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]

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]

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From Closed Rooms, Soft Whispers is an interactive narrative concerning the passage of time and leveraging augmented reality for its display... [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]

If plastics could speak, what would they say? Tracing plastic products to their birthplace, the massive petrochemical factories that create plastic feedstocks, Louisiana Re-Storied is an interactive documentary regarding the impact of this industry on the health of specific human... [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]

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]

Lindsay Kelley's Starvation Seeds offers a quiet meditation on sustenance and loss. Often called "starvation nuts," the protein-rich seeds of the piñon tree have long been a staple food in New Mexico and Arizona. Kelley's greenhouse installation explores how the piñon interfaces with a... [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]

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]

 

CA Blues is an experimental autobiographical documentary mashup filmed and performed in the past perfect (in)tense, across two continents and several different countries. Using newly acquired and old home made videos, archival television news and found film footage, Alex Walter... [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]

The Ghost of History explores how the embodiment of memory in networked media influences how histories are re-inscribed onto themselves. This project creates an immersive digital cinema composed entirely of appropriated web content, re/assembled as animated loops, and remixed in real-time by the... [more]

When I first was introduced to Max, I was enraptured by the architectural structure of white boxes and cables. As the poem reads from left to right and downward with each line break, the cables that connect are simultaneously traversing from the poem to the outputs in Max/MSP. How poetry and... [more]

Description:
Trigger Pads is a platform for musical interaction intended for collaborative performance. Making a sound is as simple as pressing a button, but creating music with a group people - familiar or unknown - is not so easy. Trigger Pad units are sound... [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.

The Loop is a stop-motion animation short exploring human relationships with anxiety. In this animation, the viewer watches the main character and her response to an abstract feared element. Through the use of a metaphorical structure, the character mechanically and externally processes... [more]

 

GEOWeekly is a full color, 28-page magazine based on tabloids one would find in supermarkets and newsstands such as US Weekly or Star.  The cover is designed in the hot pink, yellow, and white color scheme with alarm-inducing typefaces of most tabloids targeted toward gossip-... [more]

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