Dec 13th 2010
Nicholas Stedman ADB is a snake-like, modular robot designed for haptic interactions with people, writhing, wriggling, twisting, and squeezing in response to how it is held and touched. It can be used to explore intimate and emotional relationships with technology through direct physical contact. ADB adapts to and reciprocates the energy one puts into it through one’s body. When touched, it comes to life. When stroked, it seeks more of you. When harmed, it defends. ADB is composed of a series of identical modules that are connected by mechanical joints. Each module contains a servo motor, a variety of sensors, including capacitive touch sensors, a rotary encoder, and a current…
Leonardo – Volume 43, Number 4, August 2010, pp. 414-415
E-ISSN: 1530-9282 Print ISSN: 0024-094X
The MIT Press
Dec 1st 2010
Uses of a Whirlwind: Movement, Movements, and Contemporary Radical Currents in the United States is a new book edited by Team Colors Collective, published by AK Press in June 2010. Julie Perini’s chapter, “Art as Intervention: A Guide to Today’s Radical Art Practices,” looks at contemporary approaches to the question of how to make art that promotes social change. The chapter includes interviews with Mike Bonanno of the Yes Men, Steve Kurtz of Critical Art Ensemble, Paige Sarlin of 16 Beaver Group, Rosten Woo, former Executive Director of the Center for Urban Pedagogy, Natalie Jeremijenko, and Dara Greenwald.
Apr 16th 2010
Join us Tuesday, April 20th, from 6-8 in 232 CFA for a launch party for our new journal: Emerging Language Practices. We will have some refreshments, show some of the work that is included in the inaugural issue and have computers available for you to explore the contents of the issue.
Click on the image above for details, including the names of those whose work is featured in the issue.
More info here: http://epc.buffalo.edu/ezines/elp.html
Apr 14th 2010
MFA candidate and adjunct instructor Jessica Thompson’s audio project Walking Machines is featured in author Brandon LaBelle’s new book Acoustic Territories: Sound Culture and Everyday Life.
“Acoustic Territories: Sound Culture and Everyday Life” offers an expansive reading of auditory life. It provides a careful consideration of the performative dynamics inherent to sound culture and acts of listening, and discusses how auditory studies may illuminate understandings of contemporary society. Combining research on urbanism, popular culture and auditory issues, Acoustic Territories opens up multiple perspectives – it challenges debates surrounding noise pollution and charts an “acoustic politics of space” by unfolding auditory experience as located within larger cultural histories and related ideologies.
Find out more about the book here.
Find out more about Jessica’s work here: jessicathompson.ca
Feb 15th 2010
Founded by Jordan Raup and Dan Mecca, two Media Study students, The Film Stage (www.thefilmstage.com) is a blog that follows film industry news. Here’s a note from Jordan:
Fellow UB Students,
Do you want to keep up-to-date on all film industry news as well as exclusive interviews, articles, contests, features, podcasts, and reviews? The Film Stage was started by two UB Media Study students, Jordan Raup and Dan Mecca a year and half ago and it has grown now with over 20 writers from all over the world covering many major film festivals from Cannes to Sundance to Toronto. Many of our writers are heavily involved in filmmaking as well. It is a great venue to meet and discuss people that love cinema. Check out all the ways you can follow us below.
We hope you enjoy all of our content and look forward to many film discussions!
Feb 12th 2010
Congrats to DMS MFA Candidate Cayden Mak whose writing will be published this Spring in the forthcoming book Transforming the culture of higher education and student affairs to empower women: Theory, research, narratives and practice from feminist perspectives, published by Stylus Press/American College Personnel Association Books and Media. Cayden’s chapter is entitled “On Love, and its Place in the Academy.”
Jan 21st 2010
“Count as One” is a chapbook of fifteen interactive poems. They were written in Python by MFA candidate A. J. Patrick Liszkiewicz, and translated to Flash with DMS major Lucas C. Miller. The chapbook appears in the Fall 2009 issue of New River: A Journal of Digital Writing and Art.
Dec 6th 2009