Hooper Jennifer bat app aFrom assignment to App Store in five months: After creating a demo version in her New Media class, UMaine Intermedia student Jennifer Hooper teams up with NMD alum Justin Russell to release a Community Connector mobile app for local riders.

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DIY couture may not yet have hit the runways in Milan and Paris, but it’s alive and well in new media circles.

For her performance Cast, U-Me Intermedia MFA student Amy Pierce didn’t make her own wedding dress as much as invite others to make it for her. Her choice of material–a plaster body cast that required her to stand motionless for four hours–was a metaphor for the marriage contract that was particularly, well, “fitting.” (Like any good bride, she eventually fainted.)

Meanwhile designer Mary Huang has developed an application that turns drawings into dresses, courtesy of a handy mathematical algorithm.

http://idle.slashdot.org/story/11/03/24/1157201/An-App-That-Turns-Any-Drawing-Into-a-Dress?from=rss via Byline

“A new app by interactive designer Mary Huang called Continuum, lets you turn any drawing into a customized three-dimensional garment. From the article: ‘Huang dubs her software “D. dress”—the “D” stands for “Delaunay triangulation,” an algorithm she uses to deconstruct each dress into a series of triangular planes. Any adjustments in necklines, skirt lengths, or sleeve types are achieved by adding or subtracting triangles. “Lo-res triangular models are more abstract,” Huang admits, “but this abstraction prompts people to imagine what the resulting dress would look like rather than expect an exact rendition of the screen image. The triangulation also insures that almost any drawing will produce an interesting form.”’”

10orono Without Borders Bells smaSeason seven of this venerable intermedia festival finds newly minted U-Me MFAs mixing it up with the likes of Fluxus mainstay Dick Higgins and DJ paul j. bosse, the “junky but funky beat mechanic.”

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Screen shot 2010-04-24 at 12.46.51 PMOur company of actors and chefs will be arriving in the form of an alchemical laboratory that engages all of one’s senses through a media-rich exploration of food, music, video and theatrical performances. The University of Maine’s new Intermedia Graduate program will be launching a revolutionary collaborative effort, under the guidance of Professor Leon Johnson, where graduate students engage as designers, authors, performers, with a range of communities, to cultivate conversations with local artists, farmers, students, teachers and businesses to generate a uniquely immersive dining experience.

Guests will enter into a bubbling laboratory, rich with history beyond our time, as wandering scientists of questionable origin stop to observe the local inhabitants. Supported by a backdrop of music, video, custom designed sets, original script, an eclectic cast of characters, and a multi-course dinner prepared live from the finest local produce, the project looks to activate as many local artisans as possible. Collaborative efforts have already begun between the team of students and several artists and venues, and all are looking forward to the launch in April.

The students hope to demonstrate that this nomadic structure based on conversations with local communities around convivial spaces can become a sustainable architecture for artists and farmers alike. The collaborative model looks to activate new models of learning and engagement in the world that stimulate conversations that can carry on beyond the scope of a single project, generating opportunity and awareness for a host of groups and individuals throughout numerous communities. The theater will serve doubly as a mobile art gallery, as all artifacts that comprise the set will be custom designed artworks created specifically for that evening’s performance. From photography to furniture making and cooking, artisans of all types are encouraged to participate in this model. For more information on joining us as a guest or a collaborator in a dining experience like no other, please feel free to contact us.

Performance Dates May 5th, 6th, 7th
For Ticket Information, Please Contact [email protected]

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Studentships are available for uptake from September/October 2010 in the following areas:

Doctoral Studentships D1 Applied Arts and Crafts (Glass and Ceramics) D2 Fine Art (Curating New Media Art, or Photography)

Research Preparation Masters Studentships M3 Conservation of Art (two studentships)

AHRC Postgraduate Studentship Opportunities

For full details see http://nuweb.northumbria.ac.uk/nebgp/

Northumbria and Sunderland Universities operate a collaborative AHRC Block Grant Partnership to support quality research and professional training

Awards cover stipend and fees subject to eligibility criteria, see the AHRC Guide to Student Eligibility

http://www.ahrc.ac.uk/FundingOpportunities/Documents/Guideto Student Eligibility.pdf

Applications are invited electronically to applications [AT] northeastbgp [DOT] orgon the relevant form by no later than 12.00 midday on Thursday 24 March 2010. Applications received after this date and time will be kept on file as reserves. For details of each studentship opportunity and relevant form, see web links above.

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SUBVERSIVE EXCERPTS
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January 29 – February 28, 2010

Trafó Gallery, Budapest
Link: http://www.trafo.hu/programs/1866

The Center for Culture and Communication Foundation in Budapest, partner of the exhibition “Subversive Practices”, which was on view at Württembergischer Kunstverein in summer 2009, presents an excerpt from this project in collaboration with Trafo Gallery.

The exhibition includes work by the artists and artist groups Carlos ALTAMIRANO; Collective Actions; Taller E.P.S. Huayco; Ion GRIGORESCU; Claus HÄNSEL; Indigo Group; Letícia PARENTE; Luis PAZOS; Dan PERJOVSCHI; Pere PORTABELLA; Ruth Wolf- REHFELDT; Herbert RODRIGUEZ und Horacio ZABALA.

The exhibition devotes itself to experimental and conceptual art practices that had established between the nineteen-sixties and eighties in Europe and South America under the influence of military dictatorships and communist regimes. The focus is on artistic practices that not only radically question the conventional concept of art, the institutions, and the relationship between art and public, but that have, at the same time, subversively thwarted structures of censorship and opposed the existing systems of power.

See also: http://www.wkv-stuttgart.de/en/programme/2009/exhibitions/subversive

Idea and Concept: Iris Dressler, Hans D. Christ

Curators: Ramón Castillo / Paulina Varas, Fernando Davis, Cristina Freire, Sabine Hänsgen, Miguel Lopez / Emilio Tarazona, Ileana Pintilie Teleaga, Valentín Roma / Daniel García Andújar, Annamária Szőke / Miklós Peternák, Anne Thurmann-Jajes

Curator Trafo Gallery: Nikolett Eross

Special event:
February 12, 2010, 5 – 9 pm
Film program; Lectures Ileana Pintilie, Iris Dressler, Hans D. Christ

Supported by: European Commission

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Ward Shelley is an artist who creates architectural constraints (“Stability”, “Flatland”) that confine performers to negotiate together a shared space. It’s a great example of how you can investigate new forms of social interaction with pulleys and rebar instead of computers and Web sites.

They’re reminiscent of MTAA’s 1-Year Performance Project (hosted by U- Me)–or better yet, life in a submarine.

http://www.wardshelley.com/

Much of the thinking is abstract, but the approach does help connect intermedia art to practices in other disciplines–like the idea of a “pattern language” popularized by architect Christopher Alexander and picked up by Permaculture designers. The broad strokes can be seen in the InterMedia Toolkit.

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Much of the thinking is abstract, but the approach does help connect intermedia art to practices in other disciplines–like the idea of a “pattern language” popularized by architect Christopher Alexander and picked up by Permaculture designers. The broad strokes can be seen in the InterMedia Toolkit.

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Intermedia MFA students might be interested in the InterMedia Patterns blog. Here artists Jack Ox and Paul Herz aim to provide a foundation for intermedia artists drawn from cognitive psychology.

Much of the thinking is abstract, but the approach does help connect intermedia art to practices in other disciplines–like the idea of a “pattern language” popularized by architect Christopher Alexander and picked up by Permaculture designers. The broad strokes can be seen in the InterMedia Toolkit.

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