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

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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]

“the other(ing)” is an interactive, improvisational play & installation which utilizes, questions & subverts the roles of the self & the “other” in the present & future context of human relations within an eroding “natural” world & an overwhelmingly decentralized domain ---... [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]

 

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]

"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]

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 and... [more]

“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]

Rice Child (Stirrings) asks: what is the work of art in an unprecedented age of violent dispossessions and mass extinctions? Solutions to environmental and socioeconomic crises propose more management, faster development. This installation is part of ongoing research that attempts to... [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]

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A multi-media, site-specific installation on the surface of Lake Eden at the original site of Black Mountain college in Black Mountain NC.  This... [more]

Vocal Landscaping is a voice interactive sound installation modeled upon modal intoning paradigms common throughout the Renaissance. Vocal Landscaping explores how machine listening might be utilized to cultivate the uniquely embodied voice while challenging conventions of passive... [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]

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]

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]

Culture Custom Identity

Developed through CR&D (Cultural Research development), the Social Shifter is a new technology that
allows the user in taking total control over the volume of 'Easternization' and 'Westernization' in any
given artwork therein. In other words, the... [more]

I have recently acted as a consultant for the XMPLAR project by Integrated Security Automation, Inc. The XMPLAR project aims at utilizing field agent surveillance coordinated by an artificial intelligence. While some erratic XMPLAR behavior has still prevented us from implementation in the wild... [more]

Holly Findlater has traversed much terrain both physically and mentally. As a multi-media installation artist she inhabits many worlds exploring ecology, human-animal relationships, agriculture, biopolitics, bioethics, industrialization, violence, ritual, permaculture, symbolism, religion,... [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]

Portrait of Resonance and Chaos is a performative, interactive architecture made of large mechanized pendulums that move as a networked system and display projected imagery. The movements of these pendulums are precisely controllable and the patterns of their motion are driven by generative... [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]

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