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danm tuesdays 4-6 :: laura wright :: catalina giraldo :: jacob garbe

Tuesday, May 21, 2013 - 11:00pm to Wednesday, May 22, 2013 - 1:00am

DANM TUESDAYS 4-6 allow the DANM community to come together each week to listen, learn and share our work and play. During the spring quarter the series will include a rich line-up of student presentations, visiting artists, and a workshop. All meetings are held in DARC 206, unless otherwise indicated.



Laura Wright
Catalina Giraldo
Jacob Garbe

Tuesday, May 21 (4-6)
DARC 206

Laura C. Wright is an artist and educator who investigates the methods and politics of interaction through visual and interactive means. Her work addresses social and political factors that divide people and suppress their voice and creativity while exploring visual languages and forms for alternative means of communication. She received her BFA from the Art Institute of Chicago in 1996 and an MFA in Fiber Arts from the University of Washington in 2004. Currently, Laura is earning an MFA from the UCSC Digital Arts and New Media program to provide her with a greater understanding of tools and language of communication in the digital age.

Catalina Giraldo is a graduate student in the Digital Arts and New Media (DANM) program at the University of California Santa Cruz. She is part of the collaborative research in the participatory culture group, Sierra Nevada: An Adaptation, under direction of ecologically concerned artists Helen and Newton Harrison. Prior to graduate school, she completed a bachelor's degree in biology at the Universidad Nacional de Colombia in Bogota, and worked for several years in botany, palinology (the taxonomy of pollen), palaeoecology (reconstruction of past ecosystems using pollen fossil as a proxy) and melissopalinology (bee pollen).  Catalina also experiments with photographing nature and human cultures in Latin America. Currently she is interested in using new media and science research to plant a seed of consciousness for all to treat our planet Earth with respect.

Jacob Garbe works with web technologies in conjunction with augmented reality and interactive projection to blur the divide between digital and physical reality. As a writer he is concerned with the way these technologies can also create new ways to interact with and experience narrative, blurring the line between the fictional and the real.graduate student in the Digital Arts and New Media (DANM) program at the University of California Santa Cruz.