York’s Digital Media students break new ground in interactive and immersive computational arts
Digital Media students present their groundbreaking work in Computational Beauty, a juried exhibition featuring original objects and experiences invented by using code and programming as tools for creative expression.
On view downtown at the InterAccess Gallery are games, interactive physical objects, digital storytelling, interactive performance and works in augmented, virtual and mixed reality that break with tradition and blaze a bold new digital path. The show opens April 7 with a public reception from 6 to 9pm and continues until April 16.
The innovative works chosen for the exhibition embody a wide range of themes, formats and digital technologies, boundary-breaking thinking, and adventurous team spirit. Here’s a taste of what visitors will experience in the show:
A video screening documents the interactive sound, visuals and code-based projections that Digital Media students contributed to The Birds, an interdisciplinary Theatre @ York production, staged in March 2016, that was a creative collaboration between theatre, dance, digital media and music students together with faculty members and guest artists in the School of the Arts, Media, Performance & Design.
The works in the exhibition were selected from the larger Digital Media Showcase, curated by Digital Media faculty members, that took place on campus April 5. Twenty outstanding projects from the showcase were selected for Computational Beauty by a trio of faculty members from outside the program: Professor David Gelb from the Department of Design; Kurt Thumlert, lecturer in new media and technology studies in the Faculty of Education; and AMPD True Visitor Haru Ji, a transartist/researcher in artificial life worldmaking and assistant professor in Art & Technology at Sogang University, Seoul, Korea.
Computational Beauty runs April 7 to 16, Tuesday through Saturday from 12-6pm at InterAccess Gallery, 9 Ossington Avenue, Toronto. Admission is free.