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

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g. craig hobbs artist talk and exhibition reception :: Porter College Faculty Gallery and Sesnon Underground

Wednesday, March 13, 2013 - 11:30pm to Thursday, March 14, 2013 - 3:00am


g. craig hobbs' installation koi(koi) explores interspecies communication between the koi fish of Porter College and the sea anemone of coastal California through photography, video, and code. koi serve as data generators, modulating the anemone and their human viewers in this polymorphic dialogue at the intersection of nature, culture, and technology.


g. craig hobbs' work addresses themes at the intersection of nature, culture, and technology in the mediums of video, sound, and interactive programming. His work explores the use of metadata, infrared computer vision, and open-source software for use in live cinema, locative media, and installation environments. Hobbs produces large-scale art projects, installations, and films working with artists including Natalie Jeremijenko, Usman Haque, Blast Theory, Andrea Polli, Yung-Ta Chang and fabric | ch. He has worked as a researcher and university lecturer at the University of California, Santa Cruz and California College of the Arts (CCA) in San Francisco. Hobbs has an MFA from UCSC's Digital Arts and New Media program and is currently an Assistant Professor at San Jose State University.


This is the final lecture for Earth as Metaphor  Eco Art series for Art 124

Sponsored by the Sesnon Gallery and the UCSC Art Department