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December 11, 2014

Digital Mixed-Media Final Projects

Final Project Reflection:
Write a short (~150 word) reflection on your final project...
AND POST THIS INFO to the blog comments here:

Digital Art Mixed-Media Final
Your Name:
URL of final portfolio:
( your webgallery URL where you post images of your project)

PROJECT REFLECTION
Title of Project:
Final Format: (materials / digital media / size / file type)

Describe your creative process on this project:
(What digital tools, image transfer techniques, or materials did you use?
What creative and technical issues came up as you worked? How did
you resolve problems?)

Evaluate the success of the concept and final craft of your
finished project: (What discoveries did you make? What would you
try again? What would you do differently? )

December 4, 2014

Fall 2014 Digital Narrative Project

Fairy tales and Myths can provide a rich starting point for a digital media project. Passed down from oral storytellers through literary traditions to new media, they are always altered by retelling to reflect the needs of the storyteller and the aesthetics of the time. Because the story is so well known, it can be altered significantly and still remain resonant and recognizable to the contemporary audience. In 10 images, tell a a very old story in a new way. Final Reflections and links to webgalleries posted to comments here

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Beauty and the Beast by Anna Frank

More examples of student projects... (see links in comments for more projects)
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detail / Mitchell Ringness
The Story of the Youth Who Went Forth to Learn What Fear Was
retold as first person game

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detail / Rapunzel by Erica Kachinske

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Birth of Venus by Kinzie Longley

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Monkey King (detail) by Va Yang

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post-production storyboards / Megan Ahlberg's Cinderella


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November 11, 2014

Ildiko Rippel Guest Lecture / Wed Nov 19 at 5pm

University of Worcester theatre/ performance professor Ildiko Rippel visits UMD next week 11/17-11/20. She will be hosted by UMD Theatre department, Jenna Soleo-Shanks.

Don't Miss: Ildiko's public presentation on Wed November 19 at 5pm in Bohannon Hall 90.
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Ildiko Rippel
Senior Lecturer in Drama & Performance
Institute of Humanities & Creative Arts

Ildiko's research focuses on new technologies in contemporary performance and the virtual presence of "non-performers" in theatre.

Ildiko is co-founder and artistic director of Zoo Indigo, Nottingham (www.zooindigo.co.uk), which has been creating and touring innovative contemporary theatre in collaboration with new media artists since 2002. Through the use of humour and the reprocessing of cultural images, Zoo Indigo's work explores the accidental, anecdotal and autobiographical, with a focus on interactive new technology. Her research explores the digital "non-performer'', through involving live video connections to the performers' sleeping children in Zoo Indigo's performance Under the Covers (2009-2013).

Wanda Pearcy Lecture Tues Nov 18 at 6pm

Digital Art Mixed-Media Students,
Please attend the Wanda Pearcy Visual Culture Lecture
Tues Nov 18 at 6pm in Montague Hall
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Wanda Pearcy is a full time faculty member in Digital Art and Photography. She teaches Photography and Alternative Processes classes for the Department of Art & Design at University of Minnesota Duluth.

Artist"s Quote:
I am interested in using artistic practice as a vehicle for transformation. The subjects I am using are organic processes such as: seasons and the weather, aging and death, dirt and plant life, decay and regeneration, i.e. organic life ... that is in a continual state of flux. When comparing the human body I see similar processes that suggest we are not separate from the landscape, but a living part existing as part of the landscape. My work explores this connection between the human experience and the land.

Blog Assignment: Please reflect on the artist's creative process and relationship between digital media and environmental themes. Post your response to the comments here. (~150 words) by Thursday November 20.

Digital Nation on PBS / Blog Assignment

Fall 2014 BLOG ASSIGNMENT:
Please post your comment by Monday November 24.

Please Watch this PBS FRONTLINE show Online
Digital Nation
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/digitalnation/

Watch the entire 90 minute show in segments online.
Make notes and write a short reflection on what you found most interesting or surprising about the show. (about 150 words)
Make notes on each topic segment...
LIVING FASTER
RELATIONSHIPS
WAGING WAR
VIRTUAL WORLDS
LEARNING
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/digitalnation/view/

November 9, 2014

#1WkNoTech

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http://www.buzzfeed.com/markcmarino/why-iam-giving-up-technology-for-a-weekand-tw-12dly

Post Your ONE WEEK NO TECH Experience to the comments here...
OR on Twitter at #1WkNoTech

October 29, 2014

Fairy Tales / Dark Things

Here's a great bit to view as we kick off our Digital Narratives / Fairy Tale project:
Neil Gaiman discussing his work with dark stories and Hansel and Gretel...

"If you are protected from dark things then you have no protection of, knowledge of, or understanding of dark things when they show up."


http://www.brainpickings.org/2014/10/28/neil-gaiman-hansel-gretel-lorenzo-mattotti/

October 8, 2014

Extra VCLS Lecture: Reuben Irving 6pm Tues Oct 14

Don't miss visiting filmmaker lecture 6pm on Tues Oct 14!

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For Extra Credit blog here...

October 2, 2014

Art2016 / Remix Music Projection Project

Students in Art2016 / Remix Music Projection Project

You have done a great job on this first project so far, diving in and experimenting with various ways to generate a series of images. Looking at the work you shared in class on Tuesday, I see wonderful use of pattern and repetition and color in response to the symphonic music... Please use the full class time today to generate another wave of images (10 additional remixes) that build on the best of your images, and also mix in some elements from work of your classmates.

Think about creating a series of images that will flow in the performance projections, and also build bridges between your work and the work of others in the class. Listen to the music several more times and remix the images to work with a portion of the music if possible.

In the spirit of RiP! A Remix Manifesto, you may borrow and remix the work of your classmates and integrate it into your next series. SAVE all your new versions in a new folder MusicName_Remix2_yourname to share next week. Next week we will work as a group to begin the process of merging all the images into a timeline for the projection slideshow.

You can access other images by your classmates via the PUBLIC folder (where you uploaded them yesterday) if you are on campus. If you are off campus, You can find links to their image galleries in the email I sent you today.

September 16, 2014

Blog Assignment : Rip! A Remix Manifesto

Blog Assignment
Fall 2014 Digital Arts / Mixed-Media Studio:

We used to be able to watch this entire documentary film online... but now they are asking for donations. Please try to view full video.
RiP! A Remix Manifesto (it's about 86 minutes)

RiP: A Remix Manifesto from Laurent LaSalle on Vimeo.


http://ripremix.com/

Take notes on what you find most revealing or surprising about the contemporary practice of remix artists. Does the video raise issues about your own use of digital media... in your artwork or your life? How does the video relate to recent internet blackout/protest and SOPA (Stop Online Piracy Act) legislation? Do you side with the CopyLEFT or the CopyRIGHT?


Prepare your comments (about 150 words) and have them ready to post to the blog...
on THURSDAY September 25.

September 6, 2014

SOPHRONIA at Depot 7-9pm TH Sept 11

Traveling Sophronia / Multimedia Installation
7-9pm on Thursday Sept 11, 2014
Duluth Art Institute / Depot Great Hall
506 West Michigan Street in the Duluth Depot
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Sophronia will follow the 5-7pm exhibit opening of
Signs & Wonders by Jim Klueg and Fatih Benzer
Don't miss both events!

The Sophronia Project is a digital media installation and interactive performance by artist Joellyn Rock, multimedia composer Kathy McTavish, netprov creator Rob Wittig and a gang of collaborators. Electronic music by Tobin Dack. The collaborative project offers both physical and virtual space where participants may spin their own stories of Sophronia. On the walls, the graffiti angel mixes text and digital imagery gleaned from the project database... In a glowing tent, the audience can play along with projected video and digital animations to become part of the carnival... Come see what is illuminated when these two half-cities collide!

THANKS: Sophronia was first presented at Northern Spark 2014 with the support of Northern Lights.mn and the Walker Art Center. Special thanks to the Motion and Media Across Disciplines Lab at University of Minnesota Duluth. Joellyn Rock is a fiscal year 2014 recipient of a Career Development grant from the Arrowhead Regional Arts Council (www.aracouncil.org) which is funded in part by the Minnesota Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund, Minnesota State Legislature, and The McKnight Foundation.

Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/1515379808673708/
More info at http://robwit.net/sophronia/

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August 30, 2014

Recently Noticed in Digital Culture

What new thing have you recently noticed in Digital Culture? It could be a trend in social media, a special effect in film making, a behavior with digital devices, a new technology for creativity, a digital work of art you saw in a museum... or on the internet...or on the street. It should be something that ignites your curiosity about how humans and digital media interact...

Please post the short description of what you have recently noticed in Digital Culture... as a comment to this blog entry. In class I will show you how to post to the blog. (I need to approve your posts, so it's best to do it first in class) Tell us what you have noticed and credit your source...write about 200 words including what it is, who made it, and what you think about it. Include the entire URL address at the end of your post. (http...)

Here are some new developments in digital culture and media tools I've noticed recently:

Instagram's Hyperlapse App:
Hyperlapse from Instagram is an app designed to help you capture hyper-fast, ultra-smooth timelapse videos
http://thecreatorsproject.vice.com/blog/does-instagrams-new-hyperlapse-app-live-up-to-the-hype-we-asked-some-pros-to-weigh-in?utm_source=tcpfbus

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Nearables:
Nearables are sticker devices that help apps "see" their surroundings via motion and temperature sensors that communicate with nearby devices via Bluetooth...
http://www.fastcodesign.com/3034830/ideo-thinks-estimotes-bluetooth-nearables-could-be-a-game-changer?


Drone Videos

Drone Tours Over Duluth, MN
A local aerial photography and cinematography company in Duluth, Minnesota has shared a "Duluth Drone Experience" video that goes all around the city of Duluth.

August 13, 2014

Sophronia Project / Aug 23 & Sept 11

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