February 12, 2009

TA Travis Freeman

Travis Freeman, artist and graduate student in the Department of Art offers active studio / lab hours in room W121.

Travis will be available to hep you with your projects each week on:

Tuesday evenings from 5-8 pm

Fridays from noon-4 pm

April 6, 2009

Eduardo Kac at Weisman Art Museum

Eduardo Kac:
Natural History of the Enigma

This innovative project, featuring a gallery installation at WAM and a public artwork on the University campus, was a collaboration between artist Eduardo Kac and University of Minnesota scientist Neil Olszewski. Over the past three years Kac and Oszlewski have created and propagated a new life form – a transgenic petunia – by fusing proteins from both a plant and from Kac himself.

The Weisman exhibition features the transgenic plant and related prints based on the seeds produced for the project. Kac also created a large, three-dimensional fiberglass and steel sculpture based on a protein from the plant. The sculpture, now part of the Weisman's public art collection, will be located at the University's new Cargill Center for Microbial and Plant Genomics and on view beginning April 17, 2009.

Eduardo Kac is internationally recognized for his interactive net installations and bio-art. He is professor of art and technology studies at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and has published and lectured worldwide about art, science, and culture. Neil Olszewski, professor of plant biology at the University of Minnesota, coordinated the fabrication of the transgenic plant and the source of a protein that determined the public artwork's form.

April 17 – June 21, 2009

Opening Reception: April 17, 2009 – 6:00 to 7:30 p.m. Free.

Complimentary food and beverages will be served.

RSVP to or 612-626-4747.

Groups may arrange for a tour focused on this exhibit. Volunteer-led tours may be scheduled for groups of 10-50 at least three weeks in advance. There is a fee of $2 per visitor for this service. Contact Jamee Yung, education assistant, at (612) 625-9656 or

April 30, 2009

how to post your sketch

Exporting and distributing your work

One of the most significant features of the Processing environment is its ability to bundle your sketch into an applet or application with just one click. Select File → Export to package your current sketch as an applet. This will create a folder named applet inside your sketch folder. Opening the index.html file inside that folder will open your sketch in a browser. The applet folder can be copied to a web site intact, and will be viewable by anyone who has Java installed on their system. Similarly, you can use File → Export Application to bundle your sketch as an application for Windows, Mac OS X, and Linux.

The applet and application folders are overwritten whenever you export—make a copy or remove them from the sketch folder before making changes to the index.html file or the contents of the folder.

More about the export features can be found in the reference here


~save your sketch
~export your sketch

~choose upload file on the blog
~browse files
~select applet folder
~select file with the file extension .jar

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May 7, 2009


... an important reminder:

Document ALL of your work on the blog, including:

~Collaborative Portrait

~~Site Sound

~~~How To ~ a process video

~~~~Processing Sketch

~~~~~Independent Project

~~~~~~Artist Presentation

~~~~~~~Reflections on Exhibitions & Readings