Tuesday, November 27, 2018

New York City Spring Meeting next Tuesday Dec 4

Come to New York City during Spring Break! Info meeting December 4 at 12:15 in 162.  We go every two years with students and it is always great.  Here are pics from last time.  Join us for the meeting and find out all about it.  

Tuesday, November 6, 2018

Final Project

Prepare a short (~2 min) audio and/orvideo performance by remixing found or original footage live. Create one installation that requires the viewers presence to run.  Or you could play with the patch while its presented.  You may include a webcam with your video, or you may have Max react with arduino sensors, or both.  There must be one input or output address by the viewer.  

We will present our pieces in the gallery during the class final which is on Wednesday Dec. 5 TBA.  A projector will be provided, along with a laptop, cameras, cables, and speakers.  However if you can supply your own, the better.  Each student (or group) will be able to present their own work and have the class interact with it.  You may take patches and use other peoples work from the links below, but you must document your sources and share them in class.  

Like project 1, you may work in groups again.  

You will be graded on whether your patches/sculptures work, but also on whether the content is clever and pushes forward an idea or creates a unique synthesis of different elements.  

Max Tutorials
MSP tutorials (digital audio)
Jitter Tutorials (video)
Max add ons
Vizzie add ons
Jitter Forums
Max on Twitter

max examples Jitter Recipes
Jitter Recipes Book 2
Jitter Recipes Book 3
Jitter Recipes Book 4
Practical Max
Random Patches (cut and paste)
Fractal forms
Patches shared on youtube

Video Tutorials

Cycling 74 Max Youtube Channel
Amazing max Stuff
Webcam Displacement

Video Resources

Library of Congress
Prelinger Archives
Open Source Video
Open Source Audio


Multicultural Recycler
Veritical Blanking Interval

– use videos with similar visual properties i.e. belonging to the same era or genre
– don’t use sources that are already art/artsy or already remixed
– if you are mashing up songs together you should make sure their beats and key match, or you edit them to make them match (it’s not easy)
– the remix doesn’t have to be fast and noisy, you can try a droney, slow flow

GUNS (EM) from Eclectic Method on Vimeo.

Monday, October 29, 2018

Ocular Obstinance this Halloween!!

Tarleton Film Festival Ocular Obstinance from Knut Hybinette on Vimeo.

Tarleton Digital Media Studies
"Ocular Obstinance"
Wed October 31
Tarleton Art and Digital Media Studies student and alumni films, videos, animations, game designs, digital environment designs, experimental media ... and more!
Join us at Brazos Drive-In Theatre
Screening begins at dark
Arrive early to enter into our Halloween costume contest - everyone in costume qualifies!
Vote for your favorite student work for the
Audience Choice Award
Following the student work, stay for a Halloween-themed feature film double-screening.
Ticket proceeds will create new Tarleton student scholarships and events

Video Installation Artists for today

Mike Lurie's Bathroom goop

Lula and Yakou Meets Sensing House

Monday, October 15, 2018


Remember to see your appointed advisor before your assigned date.  Please sign up for the classes you are assigned to take and for the love of God, do NOT ADVISE YOURSELF.  We have had problems with schedule mistakes with students not taking the classes they are supposed to and the school is cracking down on that.   If you want to advise yourself first, then just come to your advisor and we can check it over.