Tactile Media / Digital Mix > Summer 2010

Tactile Media / Digital Mix

Investigate the flow between your studio art practice and your own digital art making. You may use any process + materials you’d like, but you must integrate digital art into some portion of your process. Alternative processes for printing or transfer of images to tactile media may be explored. Size and complexity of work will be taken into consideration…
options :
series of 7-10 very small simple works (~8×10 inches or smaller)
series of 4-6 medium works (~11×17 inches)
or 2-3 very large, ambitious works (~30 inches)

Students have used this assignment to:
Transfer digital imagery onto works that are wearable or utilitarian
Transfer digital imagery onto wood
Transfer digital images onto canvas + continue painting on top of digital
Transfer digital images onto glass, ceramic, stone, metal
Transfer digital imagery onto 3d objects

Plan to experiment with the process to get it right. Make a strong connection between your imagery and the tactile surface you choose.

View tactile demos:


Comics > Graphic Novels > Film

Here are some links to works that migrate from comics / graphic novels into film…

Comic Book Confidential is a feature-length documentary that profiles twenty-two of the most significant artists and writers working in comic books, graphic novels and strip-art in North America today. Featuring: Lynda Barry, Charles Burns, Sue Coe, Robert Crumb, Will Eisner, Al Feldstein, Shary Flenniken, William M. Gaines, Bill Griffith, Jaime Hernadez, Jack Kirby, Harvey Kurtzman, Stan Lee, Paul Mavrides, Frank Miller, Victor Moscoso, Francaise Mouly, Dan O’Neill, Harvey Pekar, Gilbert Shelton, Spain, Art Spiegelman

Here is a list of films based on comics :

Comics to Film

Sin City Trailer

Sin City Comic vs. Movie Comparison

Film Noir > explained in 2 minutes:

Visions of Light: Noir Cinematography

Video Tips &Tricks ep05: How to light video Film Noir Style :

For our Turkish Travelers


All about Turkey from alcinoo on Vimeo.

Short film in stop-motion, 4’46”.
Photo shooting: August 09, Istanbul Turkey
Animation: September 09, Alba Italy
Editing: October November 09, Turin Italy

Shooted and animated by
Nicola Destefanis http://www.nicoladestefanis.com
Maria Luisa Calosso http://www.marialuisacalosso.com

Hello QR show at Pink Hobo


Smart phones become art phones in this group show featuring framed QR Codes that unlock cell phone secrets. Load up your digital device with QR Code software or look over a stranger’s shoulder. This group show features images, music, video, data visualization, and interactive experiences that once you capture are yours to take with you.