Art&Design Visual Culture Lecture Series
October 6, 2015 | 6 pm | Montague 70
Robert and Shana ParkeHarrison / Photography and Performance
View their bodies of work here: http://www.parkeharrison.com/
Video Description from PBS: Within a single generation, digital media and the World Wide Web have transformed virtually every aspect of modern culture, from the way we learn and work to the ways in which we socialize and even conduct war. But is the technology moving faster than we can adapt to it? And is our 24/7 wired world causing us to lose as much as we’ve gained? In Digital Nation: Life on the Virtual Frontier, FRONTLINE presents an in-depth exploration of what it means to be human in a 21st-century digital world. Host / commentator Douglas Rushkoff, a leading thinker and writer on the digital revolution. Continuing a line of investigation she began with the 2008 FRONTLINE report Growing Up Online, award-winning producer Rachel Dretzin embarks on a journey to understand the implications of living in a world consumed by technology and the impact that this constant connectivity may have on future generations. “I’m amazed at the things my kids are able to do online, but I’m also a little bit panicked when I realize that no one seems to know where all this technology is taking us, or its long-term effects,” says Dretzin.
2014 R Rated R116 mins Feature fiction movie, with some R rated content (nudity, sex). Video Description from Netflix: Men, Women & Children examines the countless ways the online landscape affects the relationships, communication and self-images of digital-age adolescents, whose parents try to contend with the pitfalls.
- Jason Reitman
Digital Art Mixed-Media students will be contributing imagery for the Opera Production of Magic Flute to be staged at Weber Music Hall in December 2015. We plan to do digital projections across 3 screens, thinking about triptych images that mix the traditional story themes of Egyptian temples, landscapes and gardens with more modern settings.
SAVE THESE DATES: (please sign up in class for times you can help)
Test Tech for Projections in Weber Music Hall on Monday Oct 5 (daytime) + Tues Oct 6 (morning)
Rehearsals 7pm-10pm in Weber Music Hall on Monday Nov 30, Wednesday Dec 2nd and Thursday Dec 3rd.
Performances 730 pm in Weber Music Hall: Friday Dec 4 and Sat Dec 5
Fall 2015 / Digital Art Mixed-Media Classes
Online Assignment for THURSDAY Sept 24
RiP! A Remix Manifesto (it’s about 86 minutes)
Please view full video online. 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?
FISHNETSTOCKINGS is an interactive installation created by digital artist Joellyn Rock, computer scientist Pete Willemsen, visual artist Alison Aune, and a crew of collaborators. The participatory space allows the audience to dive in and make virtual waves inside this alt version of a very old tale. A layered mix of digital video, text, silhouettes and cutout elements are motion activated with a combo of code, Processing and Kinect.