issue 14

Surfing the Underground | Richard Heckert

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…

True Match | Andrea Mikysková

True Match (2017) is a short video piece that questions and comments on how social media functions within capitalism. Andrea Mikysková uses stock footage of the biggest cosmetics and fashion warehouses to juxtapose material products with the intangible products “sold” on social media. The piece ends in a shocking culmination,…

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…

Colin Rosati | Q+A

In this interview, Colin Rosati gives us insight into the inspiration and creative process behind Pollinating Proxies (2019), and themes and conversations throughout his portfolio. ::: DigA: When first viewing Pollinating Proxies, I immediately connected the piece to the work of Henry David Thoreau. Your use of hummingbirds as a…

Aliyah Decker | Q+A

In this interview, Aliyah Decker talks about the inspiration for using virtual reality as a medium for when the seasons change my feelings change (Issue 14), as well as the hardships that their team faced during development. ::: DigA: It states in the accompanying statement for the piece that WTSCMFC is…