Faculty and graduate students in the Emergent Digital Practices program at the University of Denver are engaged directly with communities, merging art, design, culture, and technology to bring about change for the public good — online and offline.
Examining how habits are shaped by technology, Assistant Professor Kate Hollenbach focuses on how cellphone cameras, data collection, and surveillance have become core to the ways we work and play together. Her research also includes development of open source software, specifically working on p5.js, an inclusive creative coding library used by millions of professional artists, designers, and educators. Hollenbach recently joined the Board of Directors for the Processing Foundation to support the stewardship of the p5.js Editor.
Professor Timothy Weaver’s research spans from the Andes to the Arctic, engaging with endangered ecologies and the human communities around them. His global-scale “collaboratories” are community-opening research projects, fusing art and science into emergent fields of scholarship and creative expression. As a founding member of the art-science research network the Ocean Memory Project, he explores the convergence of oceans and memory using stories to envision and chart the ocean’s future to protect the planet’s health and ours.
The Clinic for Open Source Arts (COSA), created by Professor Chris Coleman, supports free and open source tools for creating art in an increasingly global digital world. By focusing on the communities around the tools, COSA helps to improve accessibility, sustainability, and diversity in tool contributors as well as users. With funding from the Knight Foundation and the National Endowment for the Arts, COSA is supporting contributor training, hosting developer events, advising projects, and giving grants to assist with healthy growth.
Learn more about EDP Faculty’s research and working with them as an Emergent Digital Practices MFA or MA graduate student at DU.
MTV’s The Exhibit Is Back With an Inflatable Dolphin
Episode four, in which artists tackled themes of justice and injustice, was the most lifeless of the reality TV show so far.
Florida Principal Ousted Over “Pornographic” Michelangelo Sculpture
Parents complained that the famous sculpture was shown to their sixth graders.
The Milton Resnick and Pat Passlof Foundation Presents The Feminine in Abstract Painting
Curated by Jennifer Samet and Andrea Belag, this group exhibition in NYC explores the feminine through aesthetics, as opposed to identity or gender.
Tickets to Sold-Out Vermeer Show Are Going for Hundreds
The online resale market for the Rijksmuseum’s smash exhibition is booming, with tickets selling on eBay for over $2K.
NYU Steinhardt Opens 2023 MFA Thesis Exhibitions
Taking place at 80WSE Gallery in New York’s Greenwich Village, Part I is on view from late March through April while Part II opens in May.
Miniature Worlds: Joseph Cornell, Ray Johnson, Yayoi Kusama
Through small-scale works, this exhibition at the Katonah Museum of Art in New York examines Cornell’s prominent role in the lives and careers of Johnson and Kusama.
Three Looted Antiquities at the Met Repatriated to Turkey
Nine other repatriated works were seized from Met Trustee Shelby White, whose collection was subject to a criminal investigation.
This week, the world’s lightest paint, Pakistan’s feminist movement, World Puppy Day, and were some of Vermeer’s paintings created by his daughter?
The Wider World and Scrimshaw
On March 28, join the New Bedford Whaling Museum online and in-person for a symposium on global carving traditions from across the Pacific Rim.
Who Will Decide on the Future of a Miami Native Burial Ground?
Native activists say sacred remains and objects dug up from a Brickell construction site should remain there, but mega-developer Jorge Pérez is pushing back.
How Can a Curator Approach South Asian Futurisms?
How do I acknowledge my shortcomings while reckoning with obscured histories and the exclusion of subaltern narratives in the fine art landscape? A working checklist for curators.
MCA Chicago Presents On Stage: Frictions
Will Rawls, Shamel Pitts | TRIBE, and Barak adé Soleil explore Blackness, queerness, movement, and dance in performances at the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago.
The Complicated Legacy of Camilo Egas
The Ecuadorian painter, a leading figure of Latin America’s Indigenismo art movement, has been both praised and scorned for his representation of Indigenous peoples.
Tom Jones Zeroes in on Ho-Chunk Visibility
“I think about the young kids, the teenagers, and I think being able to see yourself represented in art is so powerful,” says the artist.