In 1997, the Lebanese government released new books and curriculum for all school subjects except one: History. In 1997, like all previous years, Lebanese students struggled to make copies of the old and only textbook available, last published in 1969. That history textbook only covers Lebanese... [more]
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GEOWeekly is a full color, 28-page magazine based on tabloids one would find in supermarkets and newsstands such as US Weekly or Star. The cover is designed in the hot pink, yellow, and white color scheme with alarm-inducing typefaces of most tabloids targeted toward gossip-... [more]
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]
As part of the Pan-DANM-odioum Ball at UCSC’s Digital Arts and Research Center on April 25, 2015, projection artist Steve Gerlach will provide the digital visuals for the event by using projectors and LED lighting to illuminate the tall, angular surfaces of the DARC façade above the main Ball... [more]
Pushing the Envelope: ADSR was a collaborative, multi-media art show that I had the pleasure of curating... [more]
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]
Edges of Color is a series of individually programmed pieces on an 8’ square, 16x16 grid of separately controlled and colored LEDs swatches. Reminiscent of the color swatch paintings of Gerhard Richter or the spot paintings of Damian Hirst, it treats light as the material for display... [more]
Seemingly External Things (S.E.T.) is a mobile art installation in which physical objects are explored to trigger audio and video events that reveal a story, part fiction and part documentary, about Mercury, NV and the Nevada Test Site.
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]
Over a hundred years ago Gordon Craig predicted the future invention of a theatrical medium that would create more believable stage characters, which he termed the Ubermarionette. Since then animated 3D synthespians have been designed in digital media, but have yet to be fully realized... [more]
Still is an interactive installation intended for open, public space. Participants activate sustained single notes by standing in one of several pulsing, colored circles for more than two seconds. The detection of participants in the circles, in turn, triggers more circles and more possibilities... [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]
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]
"be there" is a shared online virtual environment where time spent in other souls is the only way to create your self.
give up individuality and reincarnate in a distant body to collect the patterns of sound & light necessary to build a personal audiovisual structure. contribute your... [more]
The Invisible Fury is a digital interface comprised of stories from people that have experienced cancer. Using collected video, archival material from the 1900’s, conversations from digital forums, and found footage, the Invisible Fury is presented in the form of an interactive documentary. The... [more]
Sounds Interesting... is an audio-visual interactive piece that aims to explore modern sound spaces (after the French espaces sonores) by emulating how human-related sounds built up over sounds of nature. By triggering and manipulating audio, the participatory audience also... [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]
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.
Voyage of the Inner Mask is a 3-part animated science fiction about a creature with no identity, who explores surreal landscapes searching for its history, destiny and desires. While wandering through these different worlds, which comprise a garden, a medieval bridge and a red light... [more]