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May 19, 2006

DANM.01:

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AN EXHIBITION OF NEW DIGITAL & NEW MEDIA ART WORKS

The first graduating class of UCSC's DANM M.F.A. program will show original works of digital and new media art at the Digital Media Factory from June 16-18. Twelve new artists will premiere cutting-edge video and animation, special projection presentations, participatory performance pieces, sound installations, web art and much more. Meet a new generation of media artists at the opening reception on Friday, June 16 at 7pm at the Digital Media Factory, 2807 Mission St., Santa Cruz. It's free and open to the public. For more information, contact Felicia Rice, DANM Program Manager, at fsrice[at]ucsc.edu or 831 459-1554 or visit http://danm.ucsc.edu

Please feel free to contact our graduating class for interviews or photos:

Jess Damsen:  831-818-5356 or jdamsen[at]ucsc.edu
Media Mural Project: Collaborative video and music for distribution on Internet and TV. (starts June 1st.)

Darryl Ferrucci: darryl[at]ferrucci.com
Gamelan Lumina: A system elucidating the inner structure of West Javanese gamelan music, by means of a live visual display.

Bob Giges: otom[at]ucsc.edu
Nightingale: An interactive hypertext work that explores a play’s script and its
theoretical underpinnings.

leaf: leaf[at]baymoon.com
Softly Spoken: A participatory ritual / now together gently / mundane shimmers at edges / i see.  here we are

Daniel Massey: aboxinsideout[at]hotmail.com
Untitled: A sound installation incorporating fragmented souvenirs and field recordings from the Mexico/U.S border region.

Michael Dale: dale[at]ucsc.edu
Aphid Stern: me@aphid.org
Metavid: Metavid seeks to capture, stream, archive and facilitate real-time
collective [re]mediation of government proceedings.

Alana Perlin: aperlin[at]ucsc.edu
Interactive Interiors | Home Project: An environment where individuals fashion their living spaces through interactive, web-based navigation.

Christopher Angel Ramirez: meditationsonlife[at]hotmail.com
Untitled: Narrating Pieces from the Lives of Latino (Gay) Men.

Michella Rivera-Gravage: hifilores[at]yahoo.com
Train Tracks: A perpetually unfolding collection of downloadable audio programs. Train Tracks is a combination of interviews with riders, histories
about the SF BART system, and ambient/musical elements.

Tiffany Wong: tiffany.lynn.wong[at]gmail.com
My Orientalist Fantasy: A video-installation that circles around the notion of desire as diatribe.

Founded in 2004, the Digital Media Factory is a multi-business facility for the design, development, production, replication, management, and distribution of digital information products. Located in Santa Cruz, California, we provide an operational base for organizations that serve the digital communication needs of business, education, government, entertainment and local communities. Thanks to Ow Properties for co-sponsoring this event.

UCSC’s Digital Arts and New Media (DANM) program is at the forefront of a new discipline that merges the creative and academic potential of digital media and emerging artforms in exciting and unfamiliar ways. DANM was established in 2004 to address the increasingly central role of digital technology in the arts and to examine the impact of digital arts on culture. The program offers a two-year MFA program that brings together students and faculty from across the art and academic spectra to collaborate on artistic practice and scholarly research.

Posted by jo at May 19, 2006 10:51 AM

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