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

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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]

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]

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]

ReSound uses sound as a vessel to explore the Arctic Circle’s changing landscape. Different data sets, ranging from temperature fluctuations to sea-ice extent, are transformed into synchronized audio tracks that sonically describe the planet’s changing climate. These layers of audio form a... [more]

Voyage of the Inner Mask is a 3-part animated science fiction about a creature with no identity, who explores surreal landscapes searching for its history, destiny and desires.  While wandering through these different worlds, which comprise a garden, a medieval bridge and a red light... [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.

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]

Game/Reality Workshops is a series of live art game making events inspired in part by the playful participatory works of Fluxus artists and the New Games movement. The events presented at the show are one facet of the Gaming Reality Project, an experiment in game design using a team of... [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]

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]

Homer is back in town. He’s back to claim his place as the greatest storyteller in the West. But he’s in for a surprise.Twitch Odyssey is a performance that allows the audience, individually and collectively, to have a hand in creating and shaping the content and direction of the... [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]

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]

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]

Working with the Public Library’s Bookmobile as a way of collecting oral histories and engaging with local citizens, the project examines notions of the everyday alongside cultural and civic infrastructure. As a form of collaborative portraiture, the project looks at the Bookmobile by looking at... [more]

 

Listening

Max Patch

Laura Wright

 

For my final project, I combined the knowledge I gained to control video and sound in DANM 22O with my experiments in an independent film study on performance.  The “Listening” patch provides a user with a concerned listener... [more]

Melanie Stewart’s two-part installation the Blissomatic Surreal is based on her own love-hate relationship with technology. As an installation artist, she embraces technological tools in the fusion of video, photo manipulation, and sound collages with traditional arts. Conversely she... [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]

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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