100 Images

This is a collection of the images that worked best on the screen. The goal is to end up with the beginnings of a visual storyboard for the project.

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100 Images

This is a collection of the images that worked best on the screen. The goal is to end up with the beginnings of a visual storyboard for the project.

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Trip Report #3: Hands-On!

This weekend I spent most of my time at the New York Hall of Science (NYSCI) presenting a project with Cici at the World Maker Faire. The museum was very crowded during those days and the Maker Faire was using

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Trip Report #3: Hands-On!

This weekend I spent most of my time at the New York Hall of Science (NYSCI) presenting a project with Cici at the World Maker Faire. The museum was very crowded during those days and the Maker Faire was using

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Diorama: Space and Light

I was inspired by the dioramas at the American Museum of Natural History and how they try to create an immersive environment by using three-dimensional elements and also the background to create the illusion of depth. So I decided to

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Diorama: Space and Light

I was inspired by the dioramas at the American Museum of Natural History and how they try to create an immersive environment by using three-dimensional elements and also the background to create the illusion of depth. So I decided to

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The world of ‘Completeness’ by Itamar Moses

– ‘Completeness’ is a love story between two science grad students. – ‘Completeness’ is a story about the academic and romantic relationship between two grad students, and their difficulty to overcome their emotional issues. – ‘Completeness’ is a story about

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The world of ‘Completeness’ by Itamar Moses

– ‘Completeness’ is a love story between two science grad students. – ‘Completeness’ is a story about the academic and romantic relationship between two grad students, and their difficulty to overcome their emotional issues. – ‘Completeness’ is a story about

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What if…?

In this week’s readings, I was very inspired by the idea that to create participatory experiences based in relational aesthetics, we must understand the social and spatial context first in order to use it or depart from it later. As

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What if…?

In this week’s readings, I was very inspired by the idea that to create participatory experiences based in relational aesthetics, we must understand the social and spatial context first in order to use it or depart from it later. As

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A World in Third Person View: Desert city

This week I worked on a level in Unreal using landscape and basic shapes to create a desert environment with the feel of a city in the background. The basic interaction consists in activatin different shiny particle systems around the

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A World in Third Person View: Desert city

This week I worked on a level in Unreal using landscape and basic shapes to create a desert environment with the feel of a city in the background. The basic interaction consists in activatin different shiny particle systems around the

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Trip Report #2: The wonders of our planet and beyond

This week we visited the American Museum of National History (AMNH). Even though I had visited it before during my first days New York, this time I could focus on specific details, particularly in the behavior of some people walking

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Trip Report #2: The wonders of our planet and beyond

This week we visited the American Museum of National History (AMNH). Even though I had visited it before during my first days New York, this time I could focus on specific details, particularly in the behavior of some people walking

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Happenings for 20 People

“Do Not Disturb” A Happening by Sergio Mora-Diaz Performing Participation. 1. Stand in a random spot of the room. 2. Hold your phone and make sure it’s not in silent mode. 3. Call a person who is inside of the

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Happenings for 20 People

“Do Not Disturb” A Happening by Sergio Mora-Diaz Performing Participation. 1. Stand in a random spot of the room. 2. Hold your phone and make sure it’s not in silent mode. 3. Call a person who is inside of the

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On art, community and Institutional Structure

While reading the different articles assigned for this week, I was really moved by the idea of art as a tool for liberation from institutional structure. Artistic production has always defied existing norms and practices, pushing the boundaries of existing

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On art, community and Institutional Structure

While reading the different articles assigned for this week, I was really moved by the idea of art as a tool for liberation from institutional structure. Artistic production has always defied existing norms and practices, pushing the boundaries of existing

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Readings: Visit to a Small Planet + The Empty Space

These first readings were a great introduction to theatre as a form of art where space, performer and also the viewer are the essential pieces. Theater is an experience that can move us through different worlds and emotional states, so

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Readings: Visit to a Small Planet + The Empty Space

These first readings were a great introduction to theatre as a form of art where space, performer and also the viewer are the essential pieces. Theater is an experience that can move us through different worlds and emotional states, so

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Narrative Test

For the first narrative test I selected some videos of audiovisual artists I like and put them together to create a narrative in 3 minutes. The resulting remix piece is a journey through different landscapes, moving from very defined spaces

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Narrative Test

For the first narrative test I selected some videos of audiovisual artists I like and put them together to create a narrative in 3 minutes. The resulting remix piece is a journey through different landscapes, moving from very defined spaces

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First Scene in Unreal Engine

Here is a link to the Pinterest Board

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First Scene in Unreal Engine

Here is a link to the Pinterest Board

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Movie Scene Analysis: Rushing or Dragging?

I analyzed a scene from the movie “Whiplash”. What stood out? What are the landmark moments? Repetition Sound vs. silence Hand gesture Throwing the chair Screaming. Tear Some jokes Close-up to create tension and emotion What repeats? “Rushing” / “Dragging”

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Movie Scene Analysis: Rushing or Dragging?

I analyzed a scene from the movie “Whiplash”. What stood out? What are the landmark moments? Repetition Sound vs. silence Hand gesture Throwing the chair Screaming. Tear Some jokes Close-up to create tension and emotion What repeats? “Rushing” / “Dragging”

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Trip Report #1: From America to the Himalayas

For my first museum trip, I visited the National Museum of the American Indian, which is dedicated to the art and culture of the native inhabitants of North and South America and the Rubin Museum of Art, dedicated to art

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Trip Report #1: From America to the Himalayas

For my first museum trip, I visited the National Museum of the American Indian, which is dedicated to the art and culture of the native inhabitants of North and South America and the Rubin Museum of Art, dedicated to art

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Visualizing Trackable Qualities

Thee 4th Choreographic Coding Lab was an outcome of MotionBank, a four-year research project of the Forsythe Company. It brought together technologists, visual artists, and dancers for five days of exploration and creation. Kat Sullivan and I took the opportunity

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Visualizing Trackable Qualities

Thee 4th Choreographic Coding Lab was an outcome of MotionBank, a four-year research project of the Forsythe Company. It brought together technologists, visual artists, and dancers for five days of exploration and creation. Kat Sullivan and I took the opportunity

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Digital Performance Final Project: TORN

A mesmerizing performance combining dance with digital projections, by Sergio Mora-Diaz, Kat Sullivan, and Caitlin Sikora. Torn is a piece that explores the relationship between the dancer and technology, seeking to create a performance that complements the dancer instead of

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Digital Performance Final Project: TORN

A mesmerizing performance combining dance with digital projections, by Sergio Mora-Diaz, Kat Sullivan, and Caitlin Sikora. Torn is a piece that explores the relationship between the dancer and technology, seeking to create a performance that complements the dancer instead of

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Digital Performance Final Project: Visual Design 2

Visual design by Sergio Mora-Diaz & Kat Sullivan Performance by Caitlin Sikora Music by Koen Holtkamp Created using a Microsoft Kinect sensor, a Canon 5D DSLR camera and the DepthKit RGBD Filmmaking Toolkit.

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Digital Performance Final Project: Visual Design 2

Visual design by Sergio Mora-Diaz & Kat Sullivan Performance by Caitlin Sikora Music by Koen Holtkamp Created using a Microsoft Kinect sensor, a Canon 5D DSLR camera and the DepthKit RGBD Filmmaking Toolkit.

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Nature of Code Final: Aquarium

This is a project made in collaboration with Chang Liu. Aquarium is an interactive installation that emulates a small aquatic ecosystem inside of a water tank. It hosts various species of digital creatures with different genders and behaviors, designed using

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Nature of Code Final: Aquarium

This is a project made in collaboration with Chang Liu. Aquarium is an interactive installation that emulates a small aquatic ecosystem inside of a water tank. It hosts various species of digital creatures with different genders and behaviors, designed using

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DoE Final Project: RITUALS

Rituals explores the idea of tribalism as a symbol of our relationship with our inner selves, our partners in a group and the space that surrounds us. The piece uses live music, body painting and projection mapping to create an

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DoE Final Project: RITUALS

Rituals explores the idea of tribalism as a symbol of our relationship with our inner selves, our partners in a group and the space that surrounds us. The piece uses live music, body painting and projection mapping to create an

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Nature of Code Final: Progress

For my final NoC project, I am working in collaboration with Chang Liu. We are expanding my midterm project and applying new algorithms to simulate an ecosystem, giving life to digital creatures through behaviors like chasing food, avoiding predators, looks

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Nature of Code Final: Progress

For my final NoC project, I am working in collaboration with Chang Liu. We are expanding my midterm project and applying new algorithms to simulate an ecosystem, giving life to digital creatures through behaviors like chasing food, avoiding predators, looks

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