Tuesday, March 28, 2017

Joseph Beuys Wants You!

The huge idea here is that Art can be everywhere, always, making every life experience a heightened, enriching, nurturing event. That everyone can participate in and comprehend. That can enlighten us and save our planet from destruction by humankind.

Wednesday, March 8, 2017


Tuesday, March 14, 11:30-2:00 Warch Campus Center Cinema
New media projects by 13 ART 240 Digital Processes students responding to Marshall McLuhan’s ideas of the global village from his seminal book The Medium is the Massage. Writes McLuhan, “Ours is a brand-new world of allatonceness. “Time” has ceased, “Space” has vanished. We now live in a global village…a simultaneous happening…we have had to shift our stress of attention from action to reaction.”

Madeira Seaman   Instinct Art    A collection of drawings that begins with a scribble from me and ends with a drawing from someone else. This project explores the concept of first impressions, collaboration, and communication through drawing. The drawings will be displayed on a password protected blog at the url scribbleswithstrangers.tumblr.com. The password is digitalmedia.

Elias Hubbard  johnie told me to "Just call it a presentation of your photoshop manipulations"    A creative experiment attempting to produce a cohesive and repetitive set of digital images, that will likely fail.

Eryn Blagg   In Detail   A collection of photos of normal objects, in everyday surroundings, in detail.

Lizzy García Creighton   A Night In   A documentation of my dinner plans with a retired botany professor and perhaps another student. In this project I hope to push the boundaries of "social art." I will also be expanding on the main theme that I have been exploring throughout this term of making "everyday life" into a work of art.

Tess Bourbeau   not forgotten   a series of images with the essence of memories, staging things that never happened, or altering past memories to personally reclaim them. by adding them to the global village, a platform on the internet, they become valid and their current definition may be interpreted as reality, or having actually happened.

Jack Lucas Panoramic Survey of State Power In Appleton, WI   An exploration of the architecture and geographic spaces of State power, using several image making tools, each with their own connotations when thought about in relationship to State power.

Veronica Bella   Ode to Basquiat   A documentary of life through painterly lenses. Profound inspiration from Jean-Michel Basquiat. Halted and confronted by his wonder and engagement with everyday life, manifesting through video, sound, and photography.

Mike Gans   Who is she   Worship my false celebrity.

Annie Connolly and Lilly Donlon   Good Girls Gone Bad    We are going to play with layering projected images of found and original footage while simultaneously playing an original sound track. We are pulling inspiration from the five-out-of-five star recommended show, Sonny and Cher's Comedy Show as well as from Andy Warhol's Exploding Plastic Inevitable. The goal is to create a disorienting and dreamlike experience for the viewer through the layering of different mediums.

Morgan Shapiro   Skipped Forms    An exploration of childhood through modern media. I created an Instagram account, @skippedforms, which takes my childhood videos-- which have never been uploaded to the internet before-- and brings them to the forefront of social media. In addition to the videos themselves, the process is important as well, with all the videos being a VOB format, which is long outdated.  

Chris Gore-Gammon   Chris Gore-Gammon

Glenn McMahon  The Good Neighbor   Who's watching you?

Tuesday, February 21, 2017

Loving Ted Nelson

Here is Ted on the big screen for the first time-- interviewed by the great film-maker Werner Herzog for his 2016 movie about the Internet and its consequences. His PhD thesis, "Philosophy of Hypertext", is finally available and published. (340 pages).

Wednesday, February 8, 2017

Smart Studios' Butch Vig

Coming from a self-taught, non-industry, DIY background Butch Vig brought a fresh approach to recording raw Midwestern alt-rock talent that eventually became an industry standard and is now partially available to everyone in the form of the Waves Butch Vig Signature Vocal Plugin.

Wednesday, February 1, 2017

Ed Ruscha's Photography Books

Ed Ruscha talks about the cultural curiosities which fill his photography book series.

Wednesday, January 25, 2017

Dragana Jurisic

A very cool project about moving through space and time with a phone. A poem about life, very specific but hauntingly universal.

Wednesday, January 18, 2017

Robert Frank's Journey to the Outside

Sarah Greenough discusses the structure of The Americans in this video. She authored the 528 page volume that investigates Frank's Guggenheim project and the resulting 180 page book, first published in the United States in 1959.