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

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Shift Register is a sound installation by Joe Cantrell that utilizes hyper-directional speaker and brainwave recognition technologies to explore the body as a filter for data. This work explores how this effect can be used to complicate traditional performance and experiential... [more]

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]

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. 

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]

"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]

 

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]

Increasingly connected and augmented with digital media, we all strive to find a way to anchor ourselves in a changing world, and form our sense of reality from the melange of media that is ever-propagating. This is true not just for humanity at large, but for artificial beings as well. XMPLAR... [more]

Settler colonialism, genocide and imperialism included, are often normalized in U.S. ideologies. Shift, Indian Country’s Changing Landscape offers a reversal of those ideologies into decolonial data-visualizations. Data of and from the Indigenous peoples of the area now known as the U.S.... [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]

Miki Yamada Foster’s Feminist Craft Corner is a public access television show and an installation of collaborative Do-It-Yourself (DIY) experiments in crafting and technology. The public access show invites the audience to question their assumptions about how we speak about technology... [more]

Hydras Like Stories investigates new methods for visualizing and understanding the unique qualities of multi-player narrative for improved multi-player narrative design in digital games. The work investigates how tool-making can operate as a non-prescriptive form of design research in... [more]

Lady/Applicant: The Lazarus is a multimedia installation and experiment in new media poetics that subverts the identity of renowned confessional poet Sylvia Plath into a ghostly presence. By presenting collaged audio and video recordings, the project questions the role of the author.... [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]

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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]

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]

"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]

 

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]

Untitled is a series of software experiments which enact and mediate events and situations which are an expression of authorial intent, and which open up new spaces for social participation, dialogue and reflection on complex systems. These works are interventions into the everyday,... [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]

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