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

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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]

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]

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]

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]

In this installation, the visitor begins by listening to sound effects in the dark, both natural and artificial and is asked to "describe" where they are, and what they see. This description is then used as a search query for an image-based search online, and images that match these queries are... [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]

 

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]

I have recently acted as a consultant for the XMPLAR project by Integrated Security Automation, Inc. The XMPLAR project aims at utilizing field agent surveillance coordinated by an artificial intelligence. While some erratic XMPLAR behavior has still prevented us from implementation in the wild... [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]

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]

I began compiling a corpus of all Native American treaties from the Indian Affairs: Laws and Treaties archive compiled by Charles J. Kappler. The search for this archive took an extensive period of time.... [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]

 

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]

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]

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]

 

The Roda de Video is an interactive video installation that invites viewers to mix video and still images in rhythm. The work was created during a series of participatory video workshops with youth in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

[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]

[Verge] explores the transformation of visual language in a computer-mediated storyworld. The visual storytelling frame teems with dramatic meaning, compressing physical, psychological, and interpersonal relationships into one. Through the computational processes at the heart of an... [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]

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]

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