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

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Artist Joan Raspo directed the play, Birth of Stars, in November 2014. The story weaves leading-edge astrophysics on the nature of stellar evolution through a human story of a young prodigy who seeks to become one with the Universe.Through visceral projection mapping and video based explorations... [more]

Lisa Banks is a digital artist and current MFA candidate in the Digital Arts and New Media program at UC Santa Cruz. Her conceptually-based artworks encompass everything from music videos to electronic sculptures, and are united by Banks' interests in associative imagery and alternative... [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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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]

Matthew Jamieson is an artist-cartographer engaged in promoting ecological awareness and community action. Matthew has a background in planning and geospatial technology, and has journeyed from Florida's National Wildlife Refuges to New York City Parks.

[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]

When I first was introduced to Max, I was enraptured by the architectural structure of white boxes and cables. As the poem reads from left to right and downward with each line break, the cables that connect are simultaneously traversing from the poem to the outputs in Max/MSP. How poetry and... [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]

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]

Culture Custom Identity

Developed through CR&D (Cultural Research development), the Social Shifter is a new technology that
allows the user in taking total control over the volume of 'Easternization' and 'Westernization' in any
given artwork therein. In other words, the... [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]

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]

 

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]

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]

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]

 

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]

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]

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]

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]

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