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kzsc's artist on art features danm mfa candidate :: derek franz

Monday, April 8, 2013 - 8:00pm to 8:30pm


Artist Educator, Computer Abuser, Kinematic Sculptor, Derek Franz was on KZSC 88.1 FM's Artist on Art show on April 8th, 2013 in the month long DANM Graduate MFA Interview Series hosted by DANM '09 alum Nada Miljkovic.

Derek discussed making Disinterest Action Machines, some out of meat, which use touch control systems to deconstruct the person-computer relationship. This is the thesis project work for the Digital Arts and New Media MFA program. View Derek on the YouTube video.

You will be able to see Derek’s Disinterest Action Machines, April 27-28 + May 2-5, 2013 as a part of the 2013 Digital Arts and New Media MFA exhibition, ground(cntrl) at the Digital Arts Research Center, UCSC.


This summer quarter, Derek will teach a course in UC Santa Cruz's Summmer Session, DANM 135 Kinematics: Motion and Machine Art.