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

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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]

Dirt Under the Rug is a game following the plight of a cleaning service worker who is in a difficult situation. You have a huge number of overdue bills. Your life partner can’t help with the bills and has a demanding job that requires dedication and attention. Your boss knows your... [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]

 

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]

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]

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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]

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]

Fetish Eyes

Fetish Eyes appropriates the circular form of the Mandala with an array of eyes that stare at the viewer from all angles. The eyes will continue to look at the subject as long as she or he is silent, however, if they speak, the eyes close to no longer... [more]

bodyfuck and other programs is a series of software explorations that examine the practice of computer programming as the juncture where the material world is articulated into the digital. The process of articulating code is fraught with difficulty; how programmers conceive reality is... [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]

Independence

 

 

This work is inspired by cultures with in American who have found alternate definitions to our perception of freedom.  They have either fought within the framework of our government to attempt to make “We the people” a truly inclusive term or have found ways... [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]

"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]

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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]

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]

 

Peddling Art, A free Peddling Art was a free art giveaway from a fleet of bicycles containing a pedal powered sewing machine and a mobile letterpress. In collaboration with artist, Kristen Ramirez, prints on paper and fabric were created and given out... [more]

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]

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]

Installation | group adventure by Daniel Christopher with Ace Levenberg, Aidan Seine, and Levi Goldman
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Journey Though Light is an interactive, social art experience. Participants with glowing orbs move about a landscape of dispersed sculptures, activating... [more]

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