UF Digital Worlds: SPRING Tuesday 9th Period

“Projection Design” offers a hands-on approach to the design, planning and execution of digital projections in a variety of performance spaces by using a combination of industry standard and open source research software tools. Students configure and test a large set of media formats in a variety of display situations and venues. Student will present a multi-screen digital projection media project, a research process weblog and collaborate with engineers and artists.

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Leveling Up Review (Andrea Terrasa)

The projections displayed in Leveling Up did not effectively contribute to the progression of the story. Throughout the entire play, different characters played different video games. The projection in the background was stagnant and did not change or show the games that the actors were playing. The moving projection intended to display the game one specific character was playing, but it was the only game displayed throughout the entire play. I did not understand why this specific game was more important to display than the other games that were played by everyone in the cast. The projection supplemented the narrative because it gave the audience a chance to see what the gamers were talking about and it made them more relatable. I think the lack of consistency of the projections made it seem like it was just put in the play for the sake of having a projection. 
The projection was not in style with the rest of the production. It was not youthful or stimulating like the rest of the play. The colors chosen for the projection were dark and the moving figures did not possess distinguishing faces. The characters in the projection did not walk, but hovered around to move. The explosions in the projection were stimulating and colorful. There was a disconnect between the projection and the actor playing the game because lights flashed in his face, but the screen that he was supposedly looking at was projected behind him. This did not make sense. Overall, I think the show would have benefitted from the inclusion of projections for each of the games the characters played.

Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Trashing Isadora preferences

If you run into problems with Isadora try deleting your preferences.

there is a link here http://troikatronix.com/support/kb/delete-isadora-preferences/

Google Search Trick

?intitle:index.of? " search term"

Dada Fluxus

Dada known as the 20th Century Avant -grade European movement that started in 1916 in Switzerland, utilizes many different concentrations of fine arts to discard any standards of art and to stimulate anti war politics. Fluxus, which was inspired in the 1960s by this movement, is an international group of artist that are known for emerging artistic/creative mediums into one intermedia.
 By the leadership of George Macinuas, they participated in Neo- dada noise music, which was a blend of audio and visual art together.

Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Dada and Fluxus - Andrea Ward

Dada was a 20th century European avant-garde art movement that began in Switzerland in 1916 and became international. It utilized visual arts, graphic design, theatre, art theory, art manifestoes, poetry, and literature to reject previous standards of art and to promote anti-war politics. Eventually the movement inspired other movements, including surrealism, Nouveau realism, pop art, and Fluxus.

Fluxus is an international group of artists known for blending different mediums of artistic media during the 1960s. Under the direction of George Maciunas, they have participated in the Neo-Dada noise music and have worked to merge audio and visual art together. Fluxus is also known as intermedia.

Dada and Fluxus

Dada was an art movement of the European Avant-Garde in the early 20th Century. It was born out of negative reaction to the horrors of World War 1. This was an international movement and was started by a group of artists and poets associated with the Cabaret Voltaire in Zurich. Dada rejected reason and logic, prizing nonsense, irrationality and intuition. Dada demonstrated anti-war and anti-bourgeois politics through visual arts, literature, poetry, art manifestoes, art theory, theatre, and graphic design. I believe this movement was an integral part of the spark of creativity in art and design we know today.

Fluxus comes from Dada roots and is essentially a network of artists. It developed its 'anti-art' and anti-commercial aesthetics under the leadership of George Maciunas. Fluxus also consisted of avant-garde performances, often spilling out into the streets of various places where shows were held. The artists involved in this movement have been active in Neo-Dada, noise music, visual art, and more. It seems that Fluxus is basically the modern version of the Dada,  and I am glad that the spunk and absolute raw creativity of the Dada movement is being continued today. I am inspired by this type of work!

Dada and Fluxus Response

Dada was a European avant-garde movement occurring in the 20th century that supposedly originated in Swizterland. The group formed as a response to World War I and all of the negative connotations that came with it. They focused on anti-war politics and promotions and continued to reject current "rules" about art.

Fluxus stemmed from Dada. Flusus stems from a Latin word defined as "flow" to show the main purpose of the group: to flow between different mediums to make a statement. It is a group of artisits that combine different aspects, styles, and forms of art and media to make a statement about breaking the "rules" and "ideal image" of what art can be defined as. They attempt to define art in new ways.