Lauren McCarthy

analog-digital performance reflections

Jan 20, 2011 by Lauren

Please record and reflect on your performance sketch today in a comment on this post. Describe your intention, the execution of your intention, the audience reaction/feedback, and the strengths and weaknesses of the study.

“virus.circus” at highways

Jan 18, 2011 by Lauren

“virus.circus” by Micha Cárdenas & Elle Mehrmand
Fri, Jan 21 and Sat, Jan 22 at 8:30 pm
Highways Performance Space

The performance is part of somatic SENSOR, featuring Performance, Digital and Networked Media, Drawing and Soft Sculpture that Opens Borders Between Realities and Bodies.
http://transreal.org/2011/01/06/press-release-highways-performance-space-presents-somatic-sensor/

Week 3 Assignment

Jan 13, 2011 by Lauren

What is a study?

Two thoughts:
-a small scale sketch of one idea
-a pre-determined presentation of one concept boiled down to its most essential parts


Analog/Digital

Create a study composed of two sections – one that incorporates your technology and one that does not. The two sections will be shared back to back in either order. You should be able to articulate how these two sections relate to one another. Aim to have your study (both sections) be between 5-7 mins.

Plan to perform in the 5th floor room we used for the camera exercise (Broad 5240). If you have any questions about the assignment or need technical or conceptual help contact Emily and Lauren. If there are space or equipment needs contact Lauren by Sunday Jan 16th.

We look forward to seeing your creativity at work!!

meeting 1/12 in Broad 3261

Jan 11, 2011 by Lauren

Hi Everyone,

We will be meeting in the same room as last time (video lab, Broad 3261). Please wear comfortable clothes!

Also, please respond to me before tomorrow’s class with two things:

1) the technology you want to work with
2) whether you have an iphone/android/other smartphone with video recording capability or flipcam that you can bring to class on weds (we are trying to have one per person but we can obtain some extras for anyone that doesn’t have their own)

See you tomorrow!
Lauren

brainstorming examples

Jan 6, 2011 by Lauren

social network sites
chat roulette
video chatting
online dating
iphone
gps
xerox machine
arcade games
motion sensors
dictophone
lego mindstorms
mimeograph
honda asimo
japanese holographic popstar http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0ZVwF6tyHBc
electric instruments
matmos
maywa denki
karl sims
megan daadler
karaoke/video karaoke
kinect
reality tv
beijing olympics opening ceremony
daedalus
robert lePage
DV8
projection
julie taymor
maya derrin
jennifer tipton
lady gaga
voluptuous horror of karen black
frieder weiss
troika ranch
chunky move
yoko ono – instructional pieces
blue man group
automatons
laurie anderson
orlan
julia scher
mythbusters
nam june paik
john cage
phone apps
marina abramovic
barbara smith

printing
kinect
projection
scanners
mobile phones
lights
machines
robots
microwave
self destructive robots
social networks
tools (ex: studfinder)
software
wearables
sensors
internet
glow in the dark paint
strobe
sound
webcams
video/film
holograms
xray – medical devices
biotech
microscopes / electron microscopes
tv
radio
physics
megaphones
newspapers
peppers ghost
reflection – mirrors
fog machine
cosmetic tools (eyelash curlers, nose pinchers, face rollers, showers, bathroom tools)
fashion
magnifying glasses
motion aids
transportation – cars, buses, planes
scooters, bikes
simple machines
pyrotechnics
virtual worlds / online simulations
wii / video games
chemical interactions
devices
spray on fabric
fiducials

Hello!

Jan 3, 2011 by Lauren

The first meeting of Performance and Technology Lab will be this Wednesday at 5pm in Broad 3240. We will be signing the contracts for the course (DESMA 199) so please bring your laptops so we can fill out and print the forms. We are very excited to work with all of you, looking forward to a great quarter!