Wendy Babcox artist lecture

The FSU Visiting Artist Lecture Series invites you to attend:

FSU Visiting Artists Series featuring Wendy Babcox
Thursday, February 4, 2010
7:00 – 8:00pm
Room 249, Fine Arts Building: 530 E Call Street St.,Tallahassee, FL

Wendy Babcox is a British interdisciplinary artist who received her BFA from the University of Colorado, Boulder and her MFA from the University of Florida where she received a Presidential Fellowship. She now teaches at the University of South Florida in Tampa.

Her work exists in a wide variety of media including photography, video, installation and performance and has received two public art commissions. She draws upon interrelatedness of site, place and contemporary in her recent works, calling upon the imagery of animals, tourist attractions and acts of female transgression.

Projects bave been exhibited and performed nationally and internationally in places such as the Bronx Museum the Kitchen and Exit Art in New York, The Glass Curtain Gallery at Columbia College in Chicago, the Transmodern Age Festival in Baltimore, the Urban Institute of Contemporary Arts in Grand Rapids, Miami Beach Cinematheque, Miami the International Center of Bethlehem, Al Hoash Gallery, Jerusalem and in Russia, New Zealand, Mexico, Columbia and Peru.



WEB_2: Final Project: Physical/Digital Interface

For your final project you can explore any concept you wish, but it must meet four criteria:

  1. Connected: It must be connected to the net in some way, and data must be exchanged.
  2. Interactive: The project must respond in some way to an audience, directly, or indirectly (e.g. performance by the artist).
  3. Physical: The project must exist in physical space somehow.
  4. Exhibition: The project must be exhibited somewhere in Railroad Square during first Friday.

Step 1:
Post an HTML page containing your final project proposal(s) by Sunday Nov 16. Describe your project with text, drawings, code examples, links to artists and tutorials.

Step 2:
Work on the code first, then aesthetic aspects after the code works. Save multiple versions of your working files.

Step 3:
Bring it all together!!!

Possible Materials
I’ve talked to Daniel about projectors, he has 4-6. Richard has 2 more + computers. In addition, I’m going to demo MIDI Keyboards (there are three in our dept) > Flash, web cams motion detection, and other tricks to get physical space to send signals to the computer using a hacked mouse and sensors.

The Warehouse
You can set up anywhere in the BFA Warehouse. The Project Space is reserved and we will vote as a class to determine who gets to use it. Design spaces will be curated by Meg Mitchell. In addition, you can do anything outside (e.g. project on the walls of the warehouse).

The exhibition will be a collaboration between the two classes.

Demos Planned
Sound: detection
Webcam: motion detection, coordinates
Physical interactivity: broken mouse or keyboard
MIDI: Max > Flash
Data exchange: importing text file, importing PHP data

Links from lectures in class coming soon…

Random bits: Mat Collishaw, Missions to Mars, Toilet Waterfall, Pedro Cabrita Reis, IE6, Anne Eastman, Google Wave, and Mick Jagger

Picture 9
Mat Collishaw

Infographic of Mars Missions

Sculpture with toilets

Picture 18
Picture 19
Pedro Cabrita Reis

Picture 20
Hilarious message about IE6 (scroll to the bottom)

Anne Eastman

Beautiful letter from Mick Jagger to Andy Warhol about a record design. This is the way it should be, no?