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

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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]

[background: Inspired during the 2008 Republican National Convention, when Ramsey County prosecutors formally charged eight members of a prominent activist group with “conspiracy to riot in furtherance of terrorism” under the 2002 Minnesota version of the federal PATRIOT Act (re: Probable Cause... [more]

A physically competitive electronic game exploring the concepts of deeply embedded racial preferences and disadvantages in American society.

The Orrery Harp is an autonomous musical instrument designed to play a composition based on the movements of planetary bodies in motion around the sun. The instrument includes nine strings representing each planet in our solar system, including the dwarf planet, Pluto. Frequency is determined by... [more]

Marqués is a multimedia bilingual adaptation of Shakespeare’s Macbeth, set in the world of México’s narcocartels and the US/Mexican war on drugs. “Shakespeare in Narcolandia” is an installation that replays and rebroadcasts a combination of performances of violence from the play... [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]

Game/Reality Workshops is a series of live art game making events inspired in part by the playful participatory works of Fluxus artists and the New Games movement. The events presented at the show are one facet of the Gaming Reality Project, an experiment in game design using a team of... [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 C.R.A.W.L.E.R is a platform for arts outreach, social justice, and field research. The motivation for this project involves the social integration of art as a practice for preserving human creativity and fostering its growth. Relationships forged through creative behavior expand the... [more]

what if im the bad guy? and other stories presents four experimental narratives exploring ways that stories can become tactile, sculptural, and participatory. The title work invites participants to explore the true story of an accused Marine through both an augmented reality excursion... [more]

Composer: Andrew Pascoe Librettist: Jacob Cribbs

God: The Opera is a chamber opera based on the Book of Job. It is comprised of a variety of musical styles and tonal practices, ranging from sixteenth century practice to algorithmic computer music. Exploring the meaning of music... [more]

 

Listening

Max Patch

Laura Wright

 

For my final project, I combined the knowledge I gained to control video and sound in DANM 22O with my experiments in an independent film study on performance.  The “Listening” patch provides a user with a concerned listener... [more]

Working with the Public Library’s Bookmobile as a way of collecting oral histories and engaging with local citizens, the project examines notions of the everyday alongside cultural and civic infrastructure. As a form of collaborative portraiture, the project looks at the Bookmobile by looking at... [more]

 

Oceanic Scales is a place to learn and to be inspired.

It is a lens focused on phytoplankton, the first link in the oceanic food chain.       

This project explores biomimicry as a tool.

It breathes and glows with a pulse.

It is a barometer of local ocean... [more]

Morse Camera, Fall 2011

A super 8 camera modified with a solenoid to over expose film when a telegraph key is pressed.  The key can be pressed in long and short sequences to overexpose portions of the film to read as the Morse code language.

 

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DETAILED INFO:  http://genefelice.com/art/2009/06/22/the-moogseum/

The Moogseum was my first introduction to the world of Architectural Visualization.  I’ve been working with 3D models, animation and rapid prototyping for... [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]

 

Collaboration

Holly Findlater - Catalina Giraldo

 

Pollen grains and spores are cells with a very special structure whose design is such that it will fertilize a flower carrying the necessary information to create seeds and fruits.  They are like dust particles... [more]

Is a composition of pollen grains in 3D and flowers from Andean mountains. The pictures where part of "Lluvia de Polen" installation. A collaboration between Holly Findlater & Catalina Giraldo. 

Citizens Band  - Citizens Band explores our ability to connect with others through the architecture of an interactive CB radio sculpture. Participants are invited to engage in the amplification, interruption, and chance encounter of the transmitted voice as a mirror to assess our current means... [more]

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