The Boston Cyberarts Gallery is pleased to present Fresh Media 2016, an annual Dynamic Media Institute collaborative production. The Dynamic Media Institute (DMI) at Massachusetts College of Art and Design is a Master’s Program in Design made up of a diverse group of educators, computer programmers, engineers, fine artists, graphic and industrial designers. The projects and collaborative work produced by DMI students aim to explore the role of media technologies within the fields of art, design, interactivity, and communication. The main focus is on designing experiences with extreme empathy for users and participants, so the success of DMI projects rely heavily on research, user testing, and reflection. Tangible results not only provide the designers with a better understanding of the projects, but the feedback also aids in expanding the field of interaction design as a whole.
Emphasizing thought-provoking technology issues which affect so many of our lives, the experience of Fresh Media 2016 is far from the framework of a standard, non-interactive gallery exhibition. This hands-on gallery event encourages playful participation, whether it is interacting with visually pleasing projections, creating your own musical composition, or challenging your perception of social norms. Fresh Media is for experimenting, feeling, dancing, and exploring the future of communication design. Please join us for the interactive, user-focused, design phenomenon that is Fresh Media 2016!
MassArt’s Dynamic Media Institute presents: Fresh Media 2016. Exhibition: March 11th to March 13th, 2016.
ABOUT THE ARTISTS:
Sixten Abbot received his BFA from the Rhode Island School of Design in 1992. He spent the next twenty years working in advertising and design for local, national, and international clients, and has taught graphic design for the last six. His photographs have been exhibited at the Providence Art Club and the Grimshaw-Gudewicz Art Gallery in Fall River, and his first dynamic media piece was installed at Fresh Media 2015.
Liz Carre is an American born, Haitian-American, artist, photographer, graphic designer, and artist based in the Tri-State Area. Liz obtained her Bachelor’s degree from Stony Brook University in New York and while attending school discovered and pursued art. Through her journey in art she discovered the full extent to which her Haitian heritage and New England upbringing influenced her artwork and approach to design. Liz’s style of photography is shaped by female artists like Cindy Sherman and Kara Walker, while her installation work and printmaking is influenced by artists like Kiki Smith. With this multifaceted approach to art and photography, Liz seeks to make a mark through visual media and provide a creative and aesthetically pleasing body of work. Today Liz lives and works in the Greater Boston area where she is a graduate student at Massachusetts College of Art and Design in the DMI program.
Amanda Schuermann is a visual artist, designer, and educator who graduated with her BFA from Massachusetts College of Art and Design, Boston Massachusetts in December 2011. Currently Amanda is a second year, part time graduate student in the Dynamic Media Institute at MassArt. She has been teaching art and design for over 4 years and is currently working full time at Plymouth North High School teaching visual art, film, digital photo, and graphic design. Amanda has a passion for all forms of design, specifically interactive, multimedia installations. At DMI, she is studying play as experience for her thesis topic, based on her interest in designing interactive experiences that can disarm individuals of their self-consciousness, inspire them to play, interact and be curious. One of Amanda’s many goals at DMI is to participate and showcase her work in an exhibition.
Reem Alfaiz is a designer from Saudi Arabia who is interested in the use of technology for social change.
Philip Gedarovich is a Boston-based designer and educator who specializes in animation, motion and computer-based design. This, on top of his love for comics, cartoons, avant-garde film, and just about anything clever and creative, has helped to inform his process of prototyping, user testing, and playful project work which sit at the core of his methodology. Striving to focus on the design of engaging, immersive experiences with strong opportunities for personal narrative is the sort of work he enjoys most. Philip has had the opportunity to work on a wide range of creative projects for clients such as Hasbro, Continuum Innovation, Monster Cable, and Trip Advisor.
Anne Sisto is a dynamic media artist, art director and feminist. She spent the last decade working in the advertising industry on clients including Four Seasons, Best Western, Emirates Airline and Saint Lucia. While receiving her Masters at MassArt’s Dynamic Media Institute she took a critical look at the effect that the male dominated media industries have on the portrayal of the female experience in American pop culture. Her work as an artist highlights this limited perspective and its use as a subconscious reference for the formation of female identity.
Pat Davivongsa is a graduate candidate of the Dynamic Media Institute at Massachusetts College of Art and Design. Her interests lay on the intersection of user experience and human interaction to their surroundings in the current developing world. She received her Bachelor of Science degree in Architectural Design from Chulalongkorn University, Bangkok in 2014, from which her interest of space derived. In conjunction with architecture and digital media works, Davivongsa is also a co-producer, a bassist, and an occasional vocalist of the band ‘New Mandarin’, which they have just released their first EP in 2015.
Andrew Ringler is a professional software developer and artist. He brings together performance, comedy, filmmaking, visual arts, and code to create engaging experiences. He has been developing software professionally for over 10 years always with a passion for usability, design and accessibility. Andrew holds a Bachelor of Computer Science from McGill University and is currently an MFA candidate at the Dynamic Media Institute of MassArt. See more of his work at andrewringler.com.
Bing Lin is a second year graduate candidate in the Dynamic Media Institute at MassArt. She is a designer who uses multimedia to see, evaluate and create harmony. The back and forth exchange of skills and information from music to design is what she has in mind for the future expansion of her work. Her website isbioraisin.wix.com/bing.