David Behrman is an electronic music composer who was a member of the Sonic Arts Union along with Alvin Lucier, Robert Ashley and Gordon Mumma. He also worked throughout his career with the Merce Cunningham Dance Company.
This February and March, he will be doing a residency at the Atlantic Center for the Arts in New Smyrna Beach. There is still time to apply to work with Behrman during this residency. We have had several students and alumni participate in past residencies at the ACA, and they consistently talk about what a fulfilling experience it is.
I highly recommend you put together an application! The deadline is Oct 15.
Photo by: Maria Ludovici
Intro DIGA – Video section w/ Prof. Larson – Fall 2010
Love the look of this!
“The leak in your home town” is an iPhone app that lets users see the BP Deepwater Horizon oil spill whenever they see a BP logo. A user simply launches the app and aims their iPhone’s camera at the nearest BP logo. What the user sees is one of the broken BP pipes coming out of the BP logo, and out of the pipe comes the oil, pluming upward.
This work mixes computer generated 3D graphics with the iPhone’s video camera to create an augmented reality. The user is able to see the computer generated 3D objects at specific locations in the real world. The 3D graphics create the broken BP pipe which comes out of the BP logo.
An important component of the project is that it uses BP’s corporate logo as a marker, to orient the computer-generated 3D graphics. Basically turning their own logo against them. This repurposing of corporate icons will offer future artists and activists a powerful means of expression which will be easily accessible to the masses and at the same time will be safe and nondestructive.
This project was created by Mark Skwarek and Joseph Hocking and is a work in progress.
Currently showing at Famous Accountants
One of the first assignments in professor Matt Roberts section of DIGA101 Introduction to Digital Arts 2010. In this section of DIGA101 students learn how to create stop motion animation and create interactive animation. This stop motion animation was created by students Richard Coulson, Lindsey Iverson, Brittany Mann, Shamauri Porter.
Major: BM in Digital Arts
Q: What did you do after graduation and what are you doing now?
A: After graduation from Stetson, I went to Mills College and received my MFA in Electronic Music and Recording Media. Currently, I am the Technical Director for the Intermedia Arts Program at Mills College. I also, work part-time at Expression College for Digital Arts where I teach labs for Audio Recording and Audio Post Production. In my spare time, I perform as an electronic musician both locally and globally.
Q: Did you ever see yourself doing what you are doing now when you took DIGA 101?
A: If you had told me 12 years ago while I was sitting in front of the computer looking at Pro Tools for the first time that I would go on to record bands, do sound design for Amanda Miller’s “Pretty Ugly Dance Company” and go on tour with Fred Frith in Germany for the “New Jazz Meeting”, I probably would have laughed in your face.
Q: What advice do you have for someone taking DIGA101 right now?
A: Know that this is a rewarding career path but you will need to make lots of sacrifices in order to succeed. There is a lot of competition out there so you will need to be better than the best. How you achieve that is by simply putting in every ounce of energy you have to your art and your skills. Never stop challenging yourself to learn new skills. Above all else, you have to have the personality to attract a community of professional artists. Being a part of community will get you more opportunities.
Q: What’s the best thing you learned studying Digital Arts @ Stetson?
A: Being in the Digital Arts program at Stetson laid down a solid foundation of skills, knowledge and an opportunity to practice my art. Without that, I would never have been confident enough to go to Grad School and become a teaching assistant in recording at the age of 23. Plain and simply, the Digital Arts program at Stetson was the catalyst that launched my career, without that experience I would not be where I am today.
fall 2010, Digital Video Fundamentals
fall 2010, intro DIGA