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

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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]

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]

 

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]

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]

"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]

"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]

 

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]

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... [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]

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]

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]

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]

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]

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]

what if im the bad guy? and other stories presents four experimental narratives exploring ways that stories can become tactile, sculptural, and participatory. The title work invites participants to explore the true story of an accused Marine through both an augmented reality excursion... [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]

Encodings in Time and Space is an immersive, large-scale installation influenced by gravitational physics, information theory, ice mechanics, and city street lamp design. It presents a post-minimalist reimagining of a nighttime boulevard punctuated by street lamps illuminating the path... [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]

Lady/Applicant: The Lazarus is a multimedia installation and experiment in new media poetics that subverts the identity of renowned confessional poet Sylvia Plath into a ghostly presence. By presenting collaged audio and video recordings, the project questions the role of the author.... [more]

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