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Subject: DMA - Digital media- 2014

College of Arts, Victoria University

Teacher Name: Lisa Cianci - email: lisa.cianci@vu.edu.au
Course Coordinator & Education Manager: Alan Morgans - email: alan.morgans@vu.edu.au


Class Website - http://multimedia.tafe.vu.edu.au/lisa/2014/DMA

 

Class 13 - continued... QR code mini exhibition & mixed reality environments

Today's Class

1. QR code mini exhibition

We will create a mini online/print exhibition using QR codes today.

You can use an image online, a blog entry, a short piece of text, video etc to use as your piece in the exhibition.

We need to think of a catchy name for the exhibition.

All you need to do is know the location of your piece online, or if it is text, then just use the text to generate the QR code. If the text is too long, make it a page in your blog instead.

I suggest using this website to generate your QR code:

http://qrcode.kaywa.com/

Make sure you save your QR code with the following naming protocol:

LastnameFirstnameQRcode.jpg

I will compile the QR codes into a PDF file that can be printed or displayed online.

 

2. Review of Mixed Reality environments (AT3)

You will also have plent of class time today to research and write up your Mixed Reality review. You can develop it as a blog post, a blog page, or a PDF uplaoded to your blog.

Assessment Task 3: review the document here - 2014_DMA_AT3.html

 

3. Virtual Exhibition - Group Project

Discussion

Explore how artists deal with exhibition development focusing on the logistics of complex and experimental exhibitions and the ethics that may be involved. Do you have complex and variable work that requires particular considerations for exhibition? Are there different contexts for exhibiting your work? 

What are the particular limitations and considerations of creating a virtual exhibition?

Explore curation practices with a focus on how technology can be used to curate many types of creative content presentations.

 

Project Groups

To save time I've allocated people to groups for the Virtual Exhibition project in Digital Media. I have tried to put people together that generally sit and/or work together in my classes to make things easier.

You can choose a gallery type next week with your group, and the maximum number of images per gallery is 20 so depending on the size of your group, you may get between 3-6 works in the gallery.

The important thing for this project is to collaborate, participate, and make a show that hangs together well. It's not the number of works each person has that is important, it's the quality of the images and their placement/scale in the gallery space that will be important.

Think of a name for your group/exhibition that we can use rather than "group 1" etc.

Group 1: Megan, Kate, Alex, Georgia

Group 2
: Quinn, Yvonne, Sophie

Group 3
: John, Zakir, Andrew

Group 4: Tess, Amanda S., Shai, Ebony

Group 5: Crystal, Amanda J., Alice, Elizabeth

Group 6: Christine, Benjamin, Natalie, Sarah, La Reina

I have the capability to create 6 exhibitions in VAS (Virtual Art Space) with a maximum of 20 artworks per exhibition so depending on the size of your group, you might have 3-5 artworks in the exhibition.

Decide what your exhibition theme and content might be.

 

Details for the Virtual Art Space website account

I have set up an account that everyone can use for this project. the details are as follows:

URL: http://www.3dvas.com/galleries/profile/artists/artistProfile.php?uid=6978

username: CX4

password: ??????? (ask me)

Unfortunately the "Artist Profile" options are geared towards a single artist exhibition, but I have tried to bypass this by calling the account "Various Artists". If you want to come up with a collective name for this profile, you can change it as a group.

As yet no exhibitions have been set up. Once you have a title, you can create an exhibition and start working with the gallery space. You will need a thumbnail image to represent the entire exhibition, and you can write a short description of the exhibition too.

Explore the VAS website to see what content you can add/edit and the instructions for uploading images and video to the gallery.

 

 

Homework / Readings

Research & writing for Assessment Task 3

 

References

Unseen Sculptures - http://www.unseensculptures.com/

Augmented Reality at MoMA - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b9T2LVM7ynM

MONA Gallery - "O" Device (the opposite of the MoMA exhibition - in this case, the information is virtual, triggered as you approach the physical artwork)- http://mona.net.au/theo/

The AR Art Manifesto - http://www.manifestar.info/

Melbourne-based artist Alison Bennett: http://www.alisonbennett.com.au/

Mixed Reality Lab (MXR) <http://mixedrealitylab.org/>

Mixed Reality Studio <http://www.mixedrealitystudio.com/>

University of Nottingham, Mixed Reality Lab <http://www.nottingham.ac.uk/research/groups/mixedrealitylab/index.aspx>

University of Southern California Institute for Creative Technologies <http://ict.usc.edu/groups/mixed-reality/>

New Scientist article <http://www.newscientist.com/article/dn24781-try-mixed-reality-where-the-virtual-and-real-collide.html#.VD0PcimSyEM>

Google Glass <http://www.google.com.au/glass/start/>

Babelswarm <http://www.babelswarm.com/>

Autoscopia <http://portrait.gov.au/exhibit/doppelganger>

Adam Nash <http://yamanakanash.net>

Turbulence - Mixed Realities http://turbulence.org/mixed_realities/

VAS <http://www.3dvas.com/galleries/profile/artists/artistProfile.php?uid=6978>

Occupy Wall Street http://aroccupywallstreet.wordpress.com/protests-onsite/

QR code city http://rhizome.org/editorial/2011/sep/15/qr-code-city/

i-nigma http://www.i-nigma.com/CreateBarcodes.html

http://www.bannerblog.com.au/news/2009/06/35_awesome_augmented_reality_examples.php

http://www.amirbaradaran.com/ab_monalisa.php

http://www.wired.com/beyond_the_beyond/2011/08/augmented-reality-science-fiction-writer-becomes-augmented-reality-developer/