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

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Internal Worlds is a two-part installation using abstract video projection and interactive components to explore how our sensing bodies shape our perception, and ourselves. The pulse of the participant is detected through a biosensor helmet and externalized as lights pulsing in time with their... [more]

Vocal Landscaping is a voice interactive sound installation modeled upon modal intoning paradigms common throughout the Renaissance. Vocal Landscaping explores how machine listening might be utilized to cultivate the uniquely embodied voice while challenging conventions of passive... [more]

 

CA Blues is an experimental autobiographical documentary mashup filmed and performed in the past perfect (in)tense, across two continents and several different countries. Using newly acquired and old home made videos, archival television news and found film footage, Alex Walter... [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]

Rice Child (Stirrings) asks: what is the work of art in an unprecedented age of violent dispossessions and mass extinctions? Solutions to environmental and socioeconomic crises propose more management, faster development. This installation is part of ongoing research that attempts to... [more]

MFA Project: OBJECT REMOVED: FRAGMENTS OF A MUSEUM AFTER CAPITALISM
Object Removed is a living archive that collects texts, images, and documents relating to the process of founding a museum which treats capitalism as a historical phenomenon. The archive... [more]

 

Website: Public Secrets

[From the Vectors Journal project introduction:]

To many, central California is perhaps best known as the heart of a large agriculture business, a vast terrain of... [more]

Kyle McKinley's Pedalgogy is one work from the on-going series bicilogues, all of which use dialogue as metaphor for how personal and collective narratives are inscribed on space through the act of bicycling. In this piece... [more]

Verde Oscuro is a video mapping projection which masks the Digital Arts Research Center (DARC) facade at UCSC. Here, the audience can travel through the past, present, and future in order to experience the ecological timeline of the DARC. Spectators are able to envision... [more]

How can one clumsy, depressed space cadet save a whole planet after he accidentally destroyed his own?  In this text-based science fiction adventure game, the player uses their keyboard to guide our misfit hero, Irvine Quik, through disaster and an alien culture on a quest to rescue a severely... [more]

Shift Register is a sound installation by Joe Cantrell that utilizes hyper-directional speaker and brainwave recognition technologies to explore the body as a filter for data. This work explores how this effect can be used to complicate traditional performance and experiential... [more]

Hydras Like Stories investigates new methods for visualizing and understanding the unique qualities of multi-player narrative for improved multi-player narrative design in digital games. The work investigates how tool-making can operate as a non-prescriptive form of design research in... [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]

"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]

Public Goods is an installation that illustrates the ability of experiment based art to challenge existing theory, which stands as a pillar of unchecked law. Using the lexicon of experimentation and the participatory digital art, Public Goods seeks to challenge this economic game by means of... [more]

Auditions:  FEAST a performance for film

When: Fri. Feb.8th 11-2pm

Where: Digital Arts and Research Center: Dark Lab: 1st floor Black Box theater

Be prepared for movement and vocals

Short Summary

Feast starts with a shot that pulls... [more]

Palimpsest: Augmented Reality Theater is an open-source augmented-reality browser capable of layering media over specific landscapes viewed through the iPhone. By employing a simple, yet powerful, scripting engine, the browser enables the creation of socially mediated narratives... [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]

CCI (Culture Custom Identity) is a conceptual new media device and an iPhone application in-the-making that fades between two melodies, one is “Easternized” and the other is “Westernized.” The user of this device will be granted access to customize the identity of any given artwork or... [more]

Homer is back in town. He’s back to claim his place as the greatest storyteller in the West. But he’s in for a surprise.Twitch Odyssey is a performance that allows the audience, individually and collectively, to have a hand in creating and shaping the content and direction of the... [more]

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