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Point Zero | Dho Yee Chung

In Point Zero (2019), Artist Dho Yee Chung generates digital prototypes of human figures. She isolates the viewer from human skin by creating layers of screen, disassociating the human body from its digitized form. These layers suggest society uses masks to guard against digital norms. Like skin, screens are surfaces…

A Response To True Match | Kate Wiley

In the first thirty seconds of Andrea Mikysková’s True Match (2017), the viewer is rapidly confronted with imagery of our highly developed, global world. Abrupt alarms and whistling horns signal the beginning of a work day and positions social media—the stated subject of the piece—firmly within the realm of business….

Airborne Fulfillment Center Patent: US9305280B1 | Jason Isolini

Airborne Fulfillment Center is a 360-degree collage by Jason Isolini. The work is inserted in the Google Maps universe using Google Business View, a tool businesses use to bring Google Maps users from their current locations into a business. This piece is virtually published at the location of the Amazon…

Mirrored Perspectives : A Response to MBA 2k16 | Imani Shackelford

Through its digital manipulation of Spike Lee’s cut scene from the videogame NBA 2k16, Adam Sulzdorf-Liszkiewicz’s MBA 2k16 (2017) is a satirical film that explores both literal and hidden conversations of race and class. Upon first glance, the video merely depicts an interaction between ‘Freq’, a basketball player, and the owner…

Living in Between Maryam Khaleghi Yazdi

Living in Between | Maryam Khaleghi Yazdi

Maryam Khaleghi Yazdi’s Living in Between (2019) represents the political, cultural, and racial barriers migrants face. Each illustration depicts an aspect of a migrant’s unpredictable future, asking viewers to experience the anxieties and uncertainties inherent to a migrant’s experience. In its original gallery form, audience members receive a lottery ticket…

Richard Heckert | Surfing the Underground

Surfing the Underground by Richard Heckert, is not, surprisingly, digital artwork. The drawings are created with Stabilo pens on color cardboard. The result, though, is an enticing discussion on digital era culture. Each work is full of different elements and details, and every picture is visually stimulating, with noticeable influences…

when the seasons change my feelings change | Pink Box

when the seasons change, my feelings change prompts the audience to reflect on the cycle of human life through the Kubler-Ross model of grief. A collaborative effort by five designers from Virginia Commonwealth University, the immersive VR experience draws the player into a colorful and geometric environment. Through the experience,…

Pollinating Proxies | Colin Rosati

Pollinating Proxies uses footage from 20th century 16mm film to modern-day computer vision to portray how technology affects our interpretation of truth. Colin Rosati uses the buzz of technology, the chirps of hummingbirds, text, and film footage to scrutinize the connection between consumption and desire. Although Rosati’s metaphor between hummingbirds…

MBA 2k16 | Adam Liszkiewicz

In MBA 2K16, Adam Liszkiewicz uses Cheat Engine to modify MBA 2k16 cutscenes, replacing the face of a Harlem-born basketball player with a MIT-educated owner. As a result, the piece portrays the team owner talking to a near clone of himself, revealing classist and racial tensions and making the viewer…

Please step out of the frame | Karissa Hahn

Please step out of the frame uses Super 8, a desk, and a laptop to create a playful and thoughtful visual study of the “frame-within-frame” concept and the choreography between body and screen. Hahn manipulates the zoom of her camera to dive into various layers of frames, and through various…