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Jewels blink and owls fly at 2012 New Media Night
Collins Center for the Arts hosts New Media student projects from the past year
 New media crawl out of the screen and onto your skin at the 2012 New Media Night, which features light graffiti, tattoo photography, virtual beauty, and digital jewelry. Exhibits on view demonstrate what happens when students mix digital media with live birds, schoolroom lunches, and the 2012 presidential election.

2012 New Media Night

2012 New Media Night
THURSDAY 26 APRIL 2012
Collins Center for the Arts
7-9pm

The body has emerged as a fresh site for disruptive technologies in recent New Media projects. Michaela King and Katie St Michel build jewelry that monitors stress levels; Amy Collinsworth applies virtual makeup; Travis Brown moves through the night landscape, leaving light graffiti in his wake:

"Defiant, expressive, amazing, vandalism, creative, inappropriate, trespassing, inspirational, spray-paint--these are some of the things you think of when you think of graffiti. But imagine if this expressive form could be shared in a whole new light."

Up-to-the-minute trends are another theme, exemplified by Nathan Blanchette's real-time analysis of media coverage of the 2012 presidential contest between Barack Obama and Mitt Romney.

Archiving remembrances of the past, meanwhile, is a goal of the Swan's Island Memory Project by Sarah Nichols, who created an online repository with the island's historical society after its library burned to the ground in 2008.

United MixtapeCindy Merrill will shake up New Media Night by bringing a live owl, one of the beneficiaries of her project on the Birdsacre wildlife sanctuary in Ellsworth.

VeilAudiovisual immersion is a theme seen in Zak Morin's multichannel movie The Veil as well as 3D aural and video installations by Jillian and Alex Morrow.

Creative collaboration for artists and musicians, meanwhile, is the goal of the Virtual Sketchbook and United Mixtape, respectively.

For more information, please contact Jon Ippolito or Mike Scott via 207 581-4358, or see descriptions and images of all the 2012 New Media capstones at http://nmdprojects.net/student_work/capstone_2012/.

Travis Brown


Updated: 2012-10-21 by Jon Ippolito
Posted 2012-04-20 16:27:01 by Jon Ippolito
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