Madeleine Burkitt (MEDA302) volunteers for SCARF (Strategic Community Assistance to Refugee Families) and would like to let you know about two Art4Refugees exhibitions. The central event is the Opening Night at Project Contemporary Artspace and also a Art4Refugees junior exhibition which is more a family orientated event.
The annual Siteworks at Bundanon is on next weekend. I am pleased to say that Dr. Agnieszka Golda and myself (Jo Law) will be presenting a new collaborative work at the event. It will be great to see you there.
SATURDAY 24 SEPTEMBER
From noon til late
BUNDANON HOMESTEAD, BUNDANON FREE EVENT
Camping $10 per person (kids under 12 free).
Pat Grant is an award-winning graphic novelist based in the Illawarra. He has previously presented guest lectures in the media arts as well as graphic design program. This reading of his graphic novel Blue will take on 29th September in Wollongong.
It has also come to my attention that there are some interesting exhibitions and events at the Powerhouse Museum at Ultimo that may of interest. In addition to Sydney Science Festival (11 – 21 August) that has many associated events with an art/ science flavour including: Continue reading →
Moon Kyungwon EL FIN DEL MUNDO 2012 2-channel digital video, HD, colour, sound 13:35 minutes
A warm welcome back to all MEDA students to Spring session 2016.
In this Spring session, MEDA102: Computational Media, MEDA202: System, Play and Interaction (Electronic Arts), and MEDA302: Media Arts Projects, are on offer at the Digital Media Centre, Innovation Campus. You can find out the time-table of the subjects here.
Subject outlines and assessment details are available from this site (as well as from Moodle). As in previous years, links to lectures, workshop notes, reference materials, student works and more will be housed on here on MEDAdada – accessible via the menu on the right. All subjects will also have related Moodle sites.
If you have any questions regarding meda subjects (enrolment, requirement, content etc.), please contact Jo Law.
One of the oft-presented definitions of media art is as the appropriation of (often new) technologies to serve an aesthetic intent that is unrelated to the original design.
Many media artists have explored / experimented with 3D printer technology. But the below video must be one of the most genuinely interesting I have seen. Instead of understanding 3D printers as machines that produce physical forms, this work appropriates the physical mechanism of a 3D printer (a ‘head’ that can move along the X Y Z axes) to sort rocks!
Notice that the machine has a very dominant sonic presence. Whilst sound itself plays little to no role in printed 3D forms (unless one is printing out a 3D musical instrument, of course), this work recognises that 3D printers and their mechanisms introduce a whole array of sonic artefacts into our everyday life experiences.
Similarly, the work expresses the pervasive presence of a highly organised grid system. In this case this grid system is used to classify pebbles. But one might imagine how 3D printers create forms which are inherently subscribed to cartesian grid systems, simply because their provenance explicitly depends on it.