Category: Digital Art

#Domains19 – Sneak Peek

 

An animated Digital Art promo for Reclaim Hosting’s up and coming Domains conference in June of 2019 – #domains19 is going to be awesome! Im super excited and honored to be a keynote artist and participant contributing various art formats both online and as a physical site on scene installation! More sneak peek action coming soon!

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Art History Remixes for the CAA NYC 2019 Conference

I would like to present to you below a new series of art history remixes and animated GIF mash-ups that I created for the 2019 CAA annual conference.

The conference is taking place in NYC this year (2/13 -2/17) and will be filled with amazing energy, great people, tons of events, talks, discussions, presentations, methods, tactics and so much more. Im super grateful for the opportunity to create and share the works! They will be shown as a large screen reel of videos looping endlessly at the opening reception & convocation on Wednesday, February 13th at 6pm. The event is free and open to the public! Im sure that several CUNY peoples will be in attendance. The event location and details on the reception are here – https://caa.confex.com/caa/2019/meetingapp.cgi/Session/3023

I thought of the NET-ART website here on the Commons right from the start of this project and intend on reaching out to several other CUNY faculty members about sharing and also expanding upon this project as a collaborative venture. Not only in the traditional pedagogical aspect (what ever that means), but also in the creative aspect of combing the two. What can we learn from re-mixing and mashing up history? Does personalizing and customizing foster a new way to learn about historical works of art? What if the process was as immediate as using a mobile app to create, upload and publish instantly?

The digital art works in this series below were created using adobe photoshop and after effects as well as iOS mobile applications Glitche’ and Imaengine. Can you name all of the art works and their titles?

Enjoy!

Feel free to get in touch for more info – rseslow (at) york.cuny.edu

RE-Cap – The NET-ART Open Call Results

With excitement I would like to share the Fall 2018 Open Call for Submissions results that have been received and published here on the Net-Art website. Please take the time to review each project and gallery one at a time. Would you like to assimilate and work on a similar project in your course? Feel free to get in touch.

FALL 2018 Responses to the Open Submissions are now Active Below!

(select each project by title)

Animated GIFs

DIGITAL ART & Static Suchness

Emojied Movie Moments by MBS

Vapor Wave

“WE” ART550 LIU MFA/MA

YORK CT101 – GIF the Portrait

YORK Panorama

 

The OPEN-CALL for Submissions continues this semester!

SPRING 2019

 

What does this mean? What is NET-ART on the Commons?

The NET-ART 2019 academic calendar is now accepting submissions on a rolling proposal basis in the following criteria:

  1. Electronic Media / Experimental Pedagogy
  2. Animated GIFS
  3. Digital Art
  4. VIDEO ART / Experimental Film
  5. NET-ART (Works created and displayed in a web browser)
  6. Class / Course Collaboration
  7. Digital ZINEs
  8. Curatorial (A Curated Group Exhibition)
  9. Solo Exhibition
  10. Net-Art Open Projects – (details here)

Looking for useful tools, apps & tutorials to get your submission started? CLICK HERE!

The NET-ART Submission Guidelines:

Submissions may be generated by CUNY faculty, students of all levels, alumni & community members. CUNY classes/courses may also submit collaborative proposals as a group .

All submitted works will be featured and published as individual blog posts as well as added to existing galleries on the NET-ART website.

Depending on the submission’s proposal, relevant and in context, various submissions will be published and exhibited as an individual page created specifically for the project.

All submissions should be described in written detail with a clear vision, context and meaning. Supporting images and links should be provided as well.

Authors of the submissions and their collaborators must be willing to participate, respond to comments and expand upon their projects with incoming queries via the commons, twitter and beyond.

The purpose of exhibiting submissions in various categories displays a platform for creative and experimental methods of pedagogy. Please consider how your work will contribute to a larger whole that will be archived for teaching, reference and posterity.

 

Question, Proposals & Submissions can be sent via e-mail or via Twitter to:

rseslow@york.cuny.edu  /  @ryanseslow 

 

Multiplicity Panorama from York College CT101

This semester in our CT101 Digital Storytelling class at York College we played with the idea of non traditional image-making and multiplying ourselves into a single image frame. (No photoshop required, but it helps later on) By using the panoramic feature of our smart phones we created 2 examples above to show the potentials of the project by using our immediate surrounding, in this case, the hallway outside our classroom and the class. It was the perfect opportunity to submit a project to the NET-ART open call for submissions!

The top image is a traditional class portrait. Its a long stretched frame that bends itself in an overly extended way. The light source is coming from behind the photographer giving off a great amount of natural bright light. The bottom image is the opposite. We see how the bright light from the windows serves as back-lighting when the photographer is behind the light source shooting the image directly at it. The light places an emphasis on the absence of that light and creates a shadow effect of the students in their composition. We talked about how lighting can add this effect and extend a narrative. Students broke up into small groups and proceeded to experiment.

We wanted to see how could we push the idea further? We discussed, should we collaborate as a group or work in smaller groups? Will other objects be added to the potentials of the project? 

So, how is this image created, especially the top one above?

  1. Open your smart phones camera and set it to panoramic mode.
  2. Arrange your subject(s) in one area to the left side of the photographer. Give a good amount of distance between the photographer and the subject(s). The subject(s) need to hold still as the photographer begins to move the camera past them until they are out of the view finders frame.
  3. Once the subjects are out of the viewfinders frame the photographer stops the motion of the camera and holds it in place. The subjects then move behind the photographer and slowly gather themselves back into a new pose or position on the right side of the photographer.
  4. The photographer continues to move the camera past the subjects until they fit into the composition.

What will you do with this new technique?

How will you use it to tell a story in one frame using the same subjects/objects? What kind of situation or narrative can you create?

Jump in! Create a new blog post that tells a multiplicity story in one panoramic image frame, the potentials are endless! Perhaps your story is fictional? Perhaps your story is a How-To tutorial about your process? What will you do?