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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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