May 19, 2012
Due 5/21: 10 Theses - “the Museum of New Media Art”

1)      A Museum of New Media Art should embrace various cultural identities to help generating a world-wide, harmonious society.  

2)      A Museum of New Media Art should be open-minded to innovative thoughts and creative actions.

3)      A Museum of New Media Art should become the fashionista of art that constantly updates the latest and unique ideas for its audiences!

4)      A Museum of New Media Art should always show its highest respect and appreciations to all the contributed artists and properly display their artworks!

5)      A Museum of New Media Art should provide a stage to inform its audience in understanding the differences between the old media art and the new media art.

6)      A Museum of New Media Art should promote the idea of its corporation with the usage of new technology.

7)       A Museum of New Media Art should establish a platform of communications among all new media art lovers.

8)      A Museum of New Media Art should ensure the copyrights of each contributed artist.

9)      A Museum of New Media Art should have an interactive and relaxed environment to attract more audiences’ attention.

10)   A Museum of New Media Art should make its art pieces easily accessible to the entire population.

May 7, 2012

Title: Photoelastic Touch

URL: http://youtu.be/sC5Iw-P476Y

Contributed Artist: The University of Electro-Communications

Source from: DigInfo - http://www.diginfo.tv

Feb. 9, 2010

This new media art is created using a soft tachtile touch panel, a flat panel display, combined with a photoelastic property of transparent robot. This is a new way of touching and sensing. From using this technology of soft touching, users will be able to get different feedbacks from pressing, twisting, pushing, and touching the robot’s face. This is because the light from the LCD is always polarized and can block the screen entirely except the gel part in which is under pressure. By putting the gel-soft and transparent robot’s face under the LCD, audience can experience an unique way of interacting with the character in the gel sensitive panel. Moreover, the photoelastic panel will also reflect different directions and hardness from one’s pressing. This new media technology can use and apply to so many industries such as massage, healthcare, and simulation, and medicine.

May 7, 2012

Title: Shadow Art

URL: http://youtu.be/DjmjvQn7LuM

Artist: ‘light sculpture’ pioneer Diet Wiegman

From this shadow artwork, audience first get to see many random objects piling up together. No one knows what they are and how they related to artwork. However, after the light is shut down, people are able to observe this unknown creature’s shadow reflecting on the white wall. The artist uses the lighting techniques combined with placing this object in a various distance to create a different insightful and meaningful artwork on the wall. Instead of observing the real created work, audience pay more attention on its reflection. Artist successfully shifts his audience’s vision from an ugly, known creature to a meaningful, amazing shadow art. This indirect way of looking and examining new media art distinguishes itself from our traditional way of viewing.

May 7, 2012

Title: Shadow Touch!

URL: http://youtu.be/sZ8fbp4b3Jw

Provider: DigInfo TV - http://diginfo.tv

Feb. 6, 2011

Teruaki Tsubokura

This new media artwork displays a new way of touching to its audience. Human beings can never really feel the shadows. However, this great work piece can allow people to touch, hold, even throw shadow away like a toy. People only need to use two small fingertips, silver ball-shaped sensor as the video shows, to be able to control the box shadows in the dark. The shadow touch generalizes the light together with senses in order to create such a joyful artwork for people to play together. Shadow is abstract but with using this new media technology, we can now feel and play with shadows!

April 23, 2012
Due 4/23: Manifesto for New Media Curators
Text Format:
NEW MEDIA ART IS A TREND! It is beyond the traditional art works we used to describe! Arjen Mulder, great editor and author of works of art criticism, states in his The Age of Instability that “Interdisciplinary collaboration between art and research generates an ecology of knowledge domains in which instability can be made productive”. In today’s new media art, we have been using it in a numerous variety industries such as “social, cultural, political, and economic relations” (Mission), in order to illustrate and express our feelings, emotions, and moreover, to communicate with the deepest and the most insightful meanings our society means to reflect. The media and technology perfectly fit with each other; and they tightly relate and connect between art work and people’s daily activities. All we need is to be creative, imaginative, passionate, unique, and encouraged to explore and bring up the voice through our manifesto. ——————————————————————————————————————————————————NEW MEDIA ART IS MULTIDISCIPLINARY!Politicians use new media arts to post the most striking news online in unique font words, pictorial, or video format in order to grab viewers attention through an easier way of explaining the most controversial and current political issues. Athletics expand the idea of new media arts throughout the Olympics ceremony performances so that it attracts and grabs more audience attention. Businessmen connect new media art ideas through commercial to advertise its target customers in order to bring up more profits. Scientists then generate new media arts within academic institution as to transform the abstract theory into solid and interactive animation. Within so many different forms of new media art, everyone can become artist and media curators, enjoying the benefits of the combination of art and technology!——————————————————————————————————————————————————NEW MEDIA ART IS INEVITABLE! The world is turning more openly and globally, which it requires more new media arts’ engagement in supporting one country’s artists to be able to create such intelligent pieces. Lev Manovich also emphasizes since 1990s, new media art has been tremendously increasing and speeding up, emerging through various cultural institutions! (Manovich 3).  Although the art galleries are irreplaceable and being as the most original work pieces of artists, the emergence and the development of technology no doubtfully  benefits people’s lives through the most essential programs. For example, Instagram has become one of the hottest photo sharing and editing apps among younger age users. This app provides people options to experience different view settings and acquires real-data processing (Gere 5) so that the owners can share their newest photo shots the first time. As The Age of Instability mentions, “Media art is inevitably beautiful.” ( Mulder)——————————————————————————————————————————————————NEW MEDIA ARTS IS EVERYWHERE!Just like water and air, people cannot live without new media art. As curators, we have so many choices from these various new media arts to decorate our lives. Charlie Gere describes the relation between art works and technology in his article by using the development of computer as one of the examples, saying the two together serve as “an interactive visual medium rather than simply a number cruncher” (Gere 5).  It is really hard to imagine “A world without Internet and mobile phones is almost unimaginable” (Gere 12) and those devices have now evolved into a more convenient visible art gallery through the invisible data transferring. Therefore, keep it digital! Keep it fast! Curate our own new media art works through the progression of new technology! New media art’s irreplaceable role tells us that it has bonded and will continue contributing to our major daily activities.
Sources: Charlie Gere’s New Media Art and the Gallery in the Digital Age With LinksLev Manovich’s New Media from Borges to HTML with linksV2_ Institute for Unstable Media missionArjen Mulder’s The Age of Instability

Due 4/23: Manifesto for New Media Curators

Text Format:

NEW MEDIA ART IS A TREND!
It is beyond the traditional art works we used to describe! Arjen Mulder, great editor and author of works of art criticism, states in his The Age of Instability that “Interdisciplinary collaboration between art and research generates an ecology of knowledge domains in which instability can be made productive”. In today’s new media art, we have been using it in a numerous variety industries such as “social, cultural, political, and economic relations” (Mission), in order to illustrate and express our feelings, emotions, and moreover, to communicate with the deepest and the most insightful meanings our society means to reflect. The media and technology perfectly fit with each other; and they tightly relate and connect between art work and people’s daily activities. All we need is to be creative, imaginative, passionate, unique, and encouraged to explore and bring up the voice through our manifesto.
——————————————————————————————————————————————————
NEW MEDIA ART IS MULTIDISCIPLINARY!
Politicians use new media arts to post the most striking news online in unique font words, pictorial, or video format in order to grab viewers attention through an easier way of explaining the most controversial and current political issues.
Athletics expand the idea of new media arts throughout the Olympics ceremony performances so that it attracts and grabs more audience attention.
Businessmen connect new media art ideas through commercial to advertise its target customers in order to bring up more profits.
Scientists then generate new media arts within academic institution as to transform the abstract theory into solid and interactive animation.

Within so many different forms of new media art, everyone can become artist and media curators, enjoying the benefits of the combination of art and technology!
——————————————————————————————————————————————————

NEW MEDIA ART IS INEVITABLE!

The world is turning more openly and globally, which it requires more new media arts’ engagement in supporting one country’s artists to be able to create such intelligent pieces. Lev Manovich also emphasizes since 1990s, new media art has been tremendously increasing and speeding up, emerging through various cultural institutions! (Manovich 3).  Although the art galleries are irreplaceable and being as the most original work pieces of artists, the emergence and the development of technology no doubtfully  benefits people’s lives through the most essential programs. For example, Instagram has become one of the hottest photo sharing and editing apps among younger age users. This app provides people options to experience different view settings and acquires real-data processing (Gere 5) so that the owners can share their newest photo shots the first time. As The Age of Instability mentions, “Media art is inevitably beautiful.” ( Mulder)
——————————————————————————————————————————————————

NEW MEDIA ARTS IS EVERYWHERE!

Just like water and air, people cannot live without new media art. As curators, we have so many choices from these various new media arts to decorate our lives. Charlie Gere describes the relation between art works and technology in his article by using the development of computer as one of the examples, saying the two together serve as “an interactive visual medium rather than simply a number cruncher” (Gere 5).  It is really hard to imagine “A world without Internet and mobile phones is almost unimaginable” (Gere 12) and those devices have now evolved into a more convenient visible art gallery through the invisible data transferring. Therefore, keep it digital! Keep it fast! Curate our own new media art works through the progression of new technology! New media art’s irreplaceable role tells us that it has bonded and will continue contributing to our major daily activities.

Sources:
Charlie Gere’s New Media Art and the Gallery in the Digital Age With Links
Lev Manovich’s New Media from Borges to HTML with links
V2_ Institute for Unstable Media mission
Arjen Mulder’s The Age of Instability

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