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

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Melanie Stewart’s two-part installation the Blissomatic Surreal is based on her own love-hate relationship with technology. As an installation artist, she embraces technological tools in the fusion of video, photo manipulation, and sound collages with traditional arts. Conversely she... [more]

Self III is a blend of formal sculpture, robotics, and interactive programming. Viewers are invited to navigate a landscape of kinetic artworks. These art works sense movements of the viewers' bodies and use that data to create corresponding movements throughout the space. Self III... [more]

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]

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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bodyfuck and other programs is a series of software explorations that examine the practice of computer programming as the juncture where the material world is articulated into the digital. The process of articulating code is fraught with difficulty; how programmers conceive reality is... [more]

Miki Yamada Foster’s Feminist Craft Corner is a public access television show and an installation of collaborative Do-It-Yourself (DIY) experiments in crafting and technology. The public access show invites the audience to question their assumptions about how we speak about technology... [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]

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From Closed Rooms, Soft Whispers is an interactive narrative concerning the passage of time and leveraging augmented reality for its display... [more]

Lindsay Kelley's Starvation Seeds offers a quiet meditation on sustenance and loss. Often called "starvation nuts," the protein-rich seeds of the piñon tree have long been a staple food in New Mexico and Arizona. Kelley's greenhouse installation explores how the piñon interfaces with a... [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]

Sight:::Sound:::Touch is an immersive interactive visual music piece in which participants are encouraged to perform together. This experience offers interactants a glimpse into the gestures relevant to both composers and performers. Abstract imagery and Indie Electronica propel the... [more]

Touch control systems surround us and haptic interfaces are the telepresent handshake of our electronic society. My works explore the novel possibilities of flesh controlled touch screens. Desensitization machines show how a subtle gestures can be translated to overrload light sculptures and... [more]

 

4 min | Mini DV | Color | Sound 

 

Utilizing footage from a Buddhist temple in China and a Catholic memorial service for my grandmother in Korea, this piece is a visual exploration of the various ways we use prayer to connect to or transcend the... [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]

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]

 

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]

The Ghost of History explores how the embodiment of memory in networked media influences how histories are re-inscribed onto themselves. This project creates an immersive digital cinema composed entirely of appropriated web content, re/assembled as animated loops, and remixed in real-time by the... [more]

Independence

 

 

This work is inspired by cultures with in American who have found alternate definitions to our perception of freedom.  They have either fought within the framework of our government to attempt to make “We the people” a truly inclusive term or have found ways... [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]

This is the second in a series of pieces analyzing what people on Twitter are saying to or about United States President, Barack Obama (@BarackObama on Twitter.)

 

As new messages are displayed, the image of President Obama shows a slight emotional reaction based upon that... [more]

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