Select a local LOCATION for your MASH’TASH project. The location must have public access and be a place you can pinpoint on a google map. Share your idea for a location on the blog comments here. (about 150 words, where/ what / why is this the location that you want to develop?) Scout location for Mash’Tash project by visiting with camera to shoot stills and selfies. Have these images ready to share at the second class. Plan for self portrait / story or personal anecdote that is set in this location. Follow the MASH’TASH rules.
Locative art is art which uses location-based media such GPS or Wi-Fi as its medium.
It is a sub-category of interactive art or new media art, which explores the relationships between the real world and the virtual or between people, places or objects in the real world. Locative media can involve emerging technologies such as: mobile phones, GPS, wireless networks, and other hand-held or portable devices.
These technologies enable inter-connectivity between locations, determine locations and mapping and enable participation in storytelling and games. Locative media can be used to express specific attributes of place through local history, connecting us to and with histories of architecture, urban space, the changing city and the combinations of news, folklore, and data flows which allow us to interpret and understand where we live.
The MASH’TASH project falls into the category of Locative Media Art because we will be attaching and sharing our digital art through an interactive map…
Locative Media Projects done by UMD Art&Design Students
UWorcester, Digital Film Production and Animation students) and UMDuluth, Digital Art and Filmmaking students plan a collaborative project to begin early in 2015. The project borrows from the aesthetics of remix (mash-ups), Dada and Surrealist games, setting a playful tone for the collaboration. Over the next few months students will engage in creative assignments to be shared and remixed in various ways. Projects will include digital art, sound and video clips that share characters/conflicts, facts/fictions, past/present/future lore about our locations. As locative media art, the project will use maps (google maps or other tools) to connect short videos to places in our local landscapes. In this way, our students will introduce each other to Duluth and Worcester. All good games have rules: Each project must somehow include a character with a mustache. Hence the title of the project: Mash’tash !
RULES of the MASH’TASH:
1. MASH’TASH projects must include a mustache
2. MASH’TASH projects may include any form of digital media (video, still, animation)
3. MASH’TASH projects must link to specific locations on map of Duluth or Worcester
4. MASH’TASH project location must have personal connection for student
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