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2020 – 2021- NET-ART OPEN-CALL for Submissions!

Its that time Again!

The NET-ART OPEN-CALL for Submissions continues this semester!

FALL / SPRING 2020 – 2021 Edition

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

The NET-ART 2020 – 2021 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 in and displayed in a web browser)
  6. Class / Course Collaboration
  7. Digital & Analog ZINEs
  8. Curatorial (A Curated Group Exhibition)
  9. Solo Exhibition
  10. Related “Otherness” pitched to us

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

Looking for examples of “what” has been submitted previously? Explore 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. CUNY faculty & students may also collaborate with others from outside of CUNY as well.

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, learning, reference and posterity.

We anticipate your submissions!

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

rseslow@york.cuny.edu  /  @ryanseslow 

LaGuardia CC Linguistic Landscape Students Rock the Digital!

 

GIF the Portrait, A Collaborative Contribution, ELL101, Spring 2019

About the Project:

Faculty Instructor: Inés Vañó García
Teaching Artist: Ryan Seslow
ELL 101, Introduction to Language
LaGuardia Community College

ELL 101, Introduction to Language students from LaGuardia Community College submitted a wonderful array of works in the Linguistic Landscapes project, which is also a cog in the Pressing Public Issue project

For the purpose of this project, we stressed how our languages and language practices influence the way we interact with people and how language(s) relates to our role in society. Considering the symbolic construction of the public sphere in NYC, we explored and examined the linguistic landscape of Jackson Heights, in Queens. This approximation aimed to explore the linguistic diversity of the area in context: from a visual/written perspective (public road signs, advertising billboards, street names, place names, commercial shop signs, among other public signs) as well as from a speaking/aural one (interviews, music, background conversations). As a community, we were critical researchers and creators of a digital storytelling that investigated the multilingual and multi-literate sociolinguistic ecology of Queens.

Following this digital storytelling methodology, students discovered and learned about the linguistic diversity in Jackson Heights and how languages shape this public sphere. This project allowed students to investigate different forms and shapes of literacy and to analyze the multilingual and multi-literate sociolinguistic ecology of the neighborhood. Based on our readings, discussions and inquiry, we found an analysis of language ideologies that precipitates the understanding of  the power relations between individuals, groups and communities.

“This final project had the potential to have a temporary physical exhibition at the James Gallery as well as a permanent online presence.”

We are proud to share our outcomes here on the Net Art Website!

View the course website

Shedding Previous Avatar Identities – Open Call!

The “Shedding Previous Avatar Identities” Project!

When do digital identities and electronic foot-prints eventually need to be let go of? Does the Internet machine actually release them? Sooner than later perhaps, we need to take action, and induce a ritual to let them go. Is your online avatar still from 2009? Do we mourn parts of a “virtual” self-identity that has passed its time, outdated and lapsed? These animations below are investigations into the sentiment.

This project is seeking collaborative contributions from the Internet at large! Create a manipulated static or animated work of digital art from your outdated digital self (past/outdated avatar) and send it here as a spiritual offering to the metaphoric graveyard for outdated-virtual-avatars and Internet Identities! Im kicking off the project with my examples below.

(This project will make a great digital storytelling assignment, use it for your class perhaps?)

Cool Apps for image manipulation:

Imaengine – Tons of filters, vector conversions, stills & video

Hyperspektiv – Tons of filters, stills and video

Glitche’ – glitche.com – the ultimate, trust me.

Glitch Studio – tons of filters and animation options

ImgPlay – GIF & Video converting app (its a beast!)

 

–> E-mail submissions to – rseslow@york.cuny.edu <–

Or send via Twitter to @ryanseslow

 

Ryan Seslow, 2019, Animated GIF

 

Ryan Seslow, 2019, Animated GIF

 

Anthony Wheeler, 2019, Animated GIF

 

Tim Owens, 2019, Digital Still Frame

 

Sarah Honeychurch, 2019, Animated GIF

 

Ronald_2008, 2019, Animated GIF

 

Kevin Hodgson, 2019, Digital Still Frame

 

Inés Vañó García, 2019, Animated GIF

 

Alan Levine, 2019, Animated GIF

 

Mariana Funes, 2019, Animated GIF

 

Luke Waltzer, 2019, Digital Still Frame

 

Ricardo Deodutt, 2019, Animated GIF

 

Marvin Matias, 2019, Animated GIF

 

Karin Butler, 2019, Animated GIF

 

Qadeer Syed, 2019, Animated GIF

Today! Pressing Public Issues Presentations and Exhibition Launch!

We hope to see you today, ThursdayMay 30th from 12:00 to 2:00 PM in the James Gallery at the Graduate Center CUNY for “Pressing Public Issues: Presentations and Exhibition Launch. Please join faculty and students from across CUNY community colleges, and teaching artists for presentations and an exhibition launch of Pressing Public Issues to learn about their experiences designing and facilitating creative modes of research, expression, knowledge-production and public scholarship to spark challenging and productive conversations within their campuses, their local communities, the broader CUNY community, and across New York City.

 

Free and open to all, click here or see below for more information about this event and collaborative project. Join and share on Facebook here. Also, join us in the James Gallery on Mon, June 3rd from 6:30-8pm for a related discussion and reception for Pressing Public Issues.

Bronx Community College students from the “Black Land Ownership” class worked with artist Walis Johnson to install Red Line Labyrinth 
on Bronx Community College main quad, as part of the Pressing Public Issues collaboration.

 

Pressing Public Issues Presentations and Exhibition Launch

 

Thu, May 30th, 12:00pm to 2:00pm, the James Gallery at the Graduate Center, CUNY, 365 Fifth Ave, NYC

Please join faculty and students from across CUNY community colleges, and teaching artists for presentations and an exhibition launch of Pressing Public Issues to learn about their experiences designing and facilitating creative modes of research, expression, knowledge-production and public scholarship to spark challenging and productive conversations within their campuses, their local communities, the broader CUNY community, and across New York City.

Students, faculty and teaching artists from three of the six Pressing Public Issues courses will share their creative work, and speak about their semester-long process of exploring particular issues of importance to them through a variety of creative mediums:

·       In ‘Linguistic Landscapes: Unpacking Language Hierarchies’ at La Guardia Community College, students explored and examined the linguistic landscape of their school as well as Jackson Heights, how language(s) shape these public spheres, and reflected on their experiences of this linguistic exploration through digital storytelling projects. At the launch students will be presenting their final projects. This project was led by CUNY faculty instructor Inés Vañó García and artist Ryan Seslow.

·       In ‘Asian American History: “What a test never taught me…”’ at Borough of Manhattan Community College, students unpacked myths of meritocracy, culture, and success as it relates to Asian Americans and education in the U.S. Students examined their individual and community educational histories to express different “push-out” and “pull-in” factors, or, structural issues that prevent and encourage us to stay on our educational paths. The art installation of students’ collages and scantrons, is a visual culmination of their semester-long collaborative work. This project was led by CUNY faculty instructor Soniya Munshi and artist Melissa Liu.

·       In ‘Black Land Ownership’ at Bronx Community College, students explored how a systematic lack of access to land and property ownership for African Americans over 400 years of U.S. History has led to massive wealth inequality today. In collaboration with artist Walis Johnson, the class culminated in the installation of the public art participatory project Red Line Labyrinth on BCC’s historic Stanford White campus. This project was led by CUNY faculty instructor Prithi Kanakamedala and artist Walis Johnson.

Spearheaded by a partnership between the James Gallery, the Teaching and Learning and Center, and the CUNY Humanities AlliancePressing Public Issues has brought together a cohort of six teaching artists and six faculty teaching courses in various disciplines at CUNY community colleges in Spring 2019.

The Pressing Public Issues exhibition of students’ work from all six CUNY community college courses will be on public display at the James Gallery from May 30th – June 15th, 2019. Gallery hours: Wed 2-4pm, Thu 2-7pm, Fri 2-4pm.

And please join us in the James Gallery on Mon, June 3rd from 6:30-8pm for a related discussion and reception for Pressing Public Issues.

Co-sponsored by the James Gallery, the Teaching and Learning and Center, and the CUNY Humanities Alliance.

2019 MBS_RMS_NET-ART_COLLAB

Welcome to the 2019 MBS_RMS_NET-ART_COLLAB.

Lets get you caught up and give you some perspective, it would make sense for you to click on this link below first:

http://projects.michaelbransonsmith.net/ryan-mashup/

Be sure to click anywhere in the browser window and see what happens!

My good buddy and CUNY York College colleague Michael Branson Smith, AKA – MBS, has learned some serious javascript and web design skills that I have been admiring over the last few years. A few years ago we collaborated on projects such as GIF FIGHT & Animating Transit.

And now, well, THIS! –> MBS_RMS_NET-ART_COLLAB  <—

“A long overdue project”, you may say, but alas, here we are. When you arrive at MBS_RMS_NET-ART_COLLAB Feel free to click on the graphics in the collage windows as many a great surprise compositions await you! Enjoy the iterations!

This project begins in html but lets see how it develops! This project is completely generated in the “pass the buck” style.

As of 5/19/19 it is MBS’s turn to add to the html file, publish it on the Internet and then send it back to RMS for more additions!

CT101 YORK Cross Course Collab Part II

The Original Version of the Altered Portraits

CT101, the YORK College Cross Course Collab Part II

This fall semester the students at CUNY York College collaborated on the annual GIF the Portrait project. CT101 is a digital storytelling course that fosters the understanding and application of digital tools while creating a digital identity on the Internet at large! 

CT101 has two sections this fall semester. Whilst learning some new blogging skills each student was asked to write an individual post about someone who inspires and motivates them. They were asked to share why and add contextual links for further clarification. (these can be found on the ct101 website) Using the portrait of that person selected we learned basic electronic image manipulation skills with adobe photoshop. Students also made some basic sequential motion graphics with those manipulated images. Then, they were asked to extract one single still-frame from their individual animations to contribute to the animations above. The result is a fast moving collaborative sequence of portraits. The portraits quickly morph and fragment into a series of animated iterations. Does the word ENERGy come to mind? We hope so (along with a little glitch aesthetic, we hope for that too). After the first animated collab was published, we began pushing the piece further by “examining the potentials of what else may happen?”

Students are now working on screen grabbing the consolidated GIFs and pushing them forward into “various otherness” using the mobile apps below. 

Would you like to remix one? What is stopping you?!!

Stay tuned!

Glitche’ – glitche.com

to.be camera – to.be/camera

Giphy Cam – https://giphy.com/apps

Instagram – http://Instagram.com

VHS CAM – http://rarevision.com/vhscam

Assembly Design App – http://assemblyapp.co

Ultra-Pop

Ultra-Pop -Infinite

GifVid (simple tool to covert GIF to Video, Video to GIF on the phone)
 
 
iColorama S rich featured image editor that maintains full resolution of images
 
Decim8 Glitch
 
 
ImgPlay – Awesome GIF maker!
 
Back Eraser – Great to remove background areas and make layers.
 
Imaengine – Tons of filters, vector conversions, stills & video
 
Hyperspektiv – Tons of filters, stills and video

 

The GIF the Portrait project is an open project promoted by the NET-ART website here on the academic commons. Would you like to join in and submit? Lets chat!

 

“WE” – From the NET-ART Open Submissions Series

Responding to the Open Call for Submissions here on the NET-ART website comes a collaborative animated GIF / Video Art piece from MFA/MA Graduate students at LIU Post. (A few of the students are CUNY alumni)

“WE” is a collaborative Video Art / Animation

Statement:

“We” Our ART550 class of fourteen people came together to create the project we call “We”. That is what is important. That is all that matters. The separations we perceive between ourselves are artificial. We are more than just our looks and the skin on our bodies. We all share the same basic human characteristics. This concept is a worldview that is incredibly common, but this piece proposes another idea entirely. The skin is not a wall separating and ostracizing individuals, but rather a bridge, connecting pieces of a whole. When we are near each other we can feel how we permeate togetherness. We act like an ocean and each so called self is a singular drop of a shade of color needed to cascade into the intense spectrum that is We. We, as work of digital art represents the preservation of our class energy throughout time and the way we view our experience as a whole. Through technology and art we are preserving ourselves in unity and our interconnectivity forever.

*photos taken by Nicole Blach