Showing posts from January, 2018

Photomontage Project


January 31st, 2018 [The history of Internetz]

Optical Telegraphy 1790's

designed by French engineer: Claude Chappea network of 556 French stations covered 4,800 kilometresmilitary and national communicationsutilized until the 1850'sARPA
Today ARPA is known as DARPA (Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency) and it still funds cutting edge science in the United States.In fact some of the most preeminent New Media departments in the U.S. are funded in part by the military!The Proposal: In 1968, the Advanced Research Projects Agency (ARPA) sent out a Request...

January 29th, 2018 [Group Project]

Open Lab Hours
M, W, : 9-11am & 5-8pm
T, R, : 5-8pm
F, Sa, Su : 12-4pm

Group Project
Groups will make in-class presentation in a chosen theme.
-Collaboration and Participation
-From Appropriation to Open Source
-Corporate Parody
-Hackers and Hacktivism
Project Goals:
Encourage a peer review and learning
Articulate a style new media practice
Experience in being the leader

Group 1 Telepresence/Surveillance [March 19]
Group 2 Intervention [March 26]
Group 3 Hacker/Hacktivism [February 26]
Group 4 Corporate Parody [February 19]

Class work:
topic-Semicircular ermine

Project Advise via Thomas ; Movie Yes Man

Cameron White <>
Brooke Hull<>

Photomontage Work


January 22, 2018

Hardrives PC/MAC -Other places to access tools (Lab hours, Library, Com Art lab)
(Power Point) New Media Art : Introduction - European artists Joan Heemskerk and Dirk Paesmans created this web-site-as-art-work
New Media- What it isn't- T & R digital art, "computer art," "Multimedia art," and "Interactive Art" are often used interchangeably They argue that it is faulty to look at it as a core tech and they desire...
Old Media- Sculpture Pantings Drawing Film darkroom
New Media- Photo emulated darkroom

Hannah Hoch Hugo Ball Marcel Duchamp Roy Lichtenstein

T & R's category of New Media -Art and Technology and Media Art Electronic art, Robotic art,

“The impulse to define, perfect, or heighten reality is manifest in a roster of iconic photographs that have come to reside in the world as “truth.”

After writing his book “Photography After Frank”, Philip Gefter publishes his “Essay: Icons as Fact, Fiction and Metaphor” with the soul purpose of discussing iconic photographs that have caused controversial discourse between its viewers. Gefter uses these images to explain the juxtaposition between an authentic moment and a photograph displaying this said moment. He believes that a photograph has the ability to give account to a specific point in time without the viewer actually having been there. He brings forth moving and extremely exemplary photographs such as Civil War shots by Mathew Brady and Rosa Parks, seated on a bus in Montgomery, Alabama. He then tests the idea of gradient truths and questions the accuracy of these pictures. Just because it is reflecting a definitive image, does that mean it guarantees legitimacy? 
“The impulse to define, perfect, or heighten reality is manifest in a roster of iconic photographs that have come to reside in the world as “truth.”
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Ideas for Photomontage Project

"Chimeras, hybrids and monsters, oh my!"

For this project I want to focus on the ideas of what makes a Chimera so special. We all know that a Chimera is a Greek mythological creature that is made up of a lions head, goats body, and a serpents tail. But when used as a noun the word Chimera can also have the meaning of illusion or a figment of ones imagination.  For this project I could stay on the mythological side of things and create a photomontage of possibly another miss-matched animal or human. I keep having the idea of an operating table pop into my mind for some reason. I could also find interest in the world these creatures come from and create a hybrid universe with aspects from our world and the mythical world combined. 



How is New Media both inclusive and exclusive of the traditional media?

When talking about media we see it as a subject area that has just recently come to play within the past few decades. Beginning with basic television sets, radios, and simple printing medias, we have seen this form of technology evolve and advance into a far more complex, multi-layered world. We have now developed wireless phones, global positioning systems, personal computers, the world wide web and much more. These intricate advancements have changed the world we live in and how we are able to see and experience it. However, how we have personally chosen to use this technology today is a different matter.  What we are experiencing now is a type of work from artists that is defined as “New Media”, which is essentially artwork that is created by using our new media technologies. A few examples of this work is visual art, digital art, computer graphics, video games, 3D printing, and other categories of media driven work . Artists have taken these residing technologies and social events,…