Interactive Bar Tables (2004)- Golan Levin & Zachary Lieberman with Ars Electronica Futurelab The interactive bar tables are an interactive installation for cafe-like social venues, and an early example of a multi-touch surface in interactive art. The project forms the natural habitat of a species of creatures that exhibits a unique pattern of social behavior. When someone touches the...
1; Museums of New Media Art should be explored with an open mind. 2;Museums of New Media Art will give people a wide-range to experience. 3; New Media Art is undefined and always changing; thus, everything you see in the museum may not be accepted as “new media” to a person. 4; Every visit to Museums of New Media Art will always be different in forms of what is seen, thought, and...
Artist: Cory Arcangel Title: Super Mario Clouds Description: This artist specializes in video game hacking. Essentially, he stole the graphics of images in Super Mario Bros. and re-wrote the graphics. However, he decided to leave the computer chip untouched, leaving the audience to see the real clouds from the game. This image was projected on a screen where participators could feel like they...
Eric J. Heller
Artist: Eric J. Heller Title: Exponential Description: As a digital abstract artist, Heller explores such mediums as electron flows, quantum waves, ordered motion, and more. In Exponential, he makes art out of a classical electron flow launched from the upper right and indirectly hitting various bumps. They are based on the electron flow patterns for electrons riding over a bumpy landscape in a...
Artist: Stephanie Maxwell Title: Reflecting Pool Description: This video piece combines both visual, fast-paced imagery with the sound of music and tones. In this 9 minute video, samples from saxophone tones are played, and visual blobs are reflected. They move fast, almost at hyper speed, and mimic shapes of jellyfish or amoebas. Reflecting Pool
Artist:Santiago Ortiz Title: Life on a Torus Description: Pictured is an interactive, donut-shaped 3-D object that represents the “torus.” It is a set of different (useless) ways of representing Life cellular automata upon a toroidal grid. You may interact with the torus, extrude the black squares, or grid by numbers. Life on a Torus
From both of the readings by Lav Manovich and Charlie Gere, these texts were much more than reading and understanding. Instead, it was more of an interactive experience, and encouraged the reader to explore different paths according to whatever specific topic the authors were discussing. For example in, “New Media From Borges to HTML,” Manovich discusses commercial new media. Instead of mentioning...
Jacques Ranciere, “The Emancipated Spectator According to Jacques Ranciere, “The Emancipated Spectator,” is a challenge. He says that spectatorship is a bad thing for two reasons when we consider that, “being a spectator means looking at a spectacle” (272). First, looking is considered the opposite of knowing. In other words, it means, “standing before an appearance without knowing the...
In terms of new media art, we must consider many factors: NEW MEDIA ART IS UNAVOIDABLE Everywhere you go, you will find all types of new media art. What really is art? What will be the new thing in the art world? No matter what, you will find people that will define and consider almost anything to be new media art NEW MEDIA ART IS ALWAYS CHANGING Over time, every day people find things that are...
Noah Wardrip-Fruin works with games storytelling and expressing ideas through play. He is also an Associate Professor of Computer Science at UC Santa Cruz in the areas of digital media, computer games, electronic literature, and software studies. He is most popular in terms of our class to be the author of, “The New Media Reader.” Wardip-Fruin is known for his collaboration with Michael Crumpton,...