https://iopn.library.illinois.edu/journals/median/issue/feed Media-N 2019-10-04T23:35:13-05:00 Open Journal Systems https://iopn.library.illinois.edu/journals/median/article/view/74 Good Artists Torrent, Great Artists Fork 2019-10-04T23:35:13-05:00 Taylor Hokanson taylor@taylorhokanson.com Nick Bontrager n.bontrager@tcu.edu <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">In this workshop, Professors Nick Bontrager and Taylor Hokanson introduce the tools and services required to fabricate printed circuit boards, or PCBs. The process is more accessible than ever before, and is cheap enough to allow individuals to obtain functional prototypes, in small quantities, that are indistinguishable from similar PCBs that might be produced in the hundreds of thousands for industry or commercial applications. Using an “unpopulated” demonstration board designed by the workshop co-chairs, participants walk through all the steps needed to assemble and solder surface-mount components, finishing the event with a battery-operated, wearable, LED light display.</span></p> 2019-07-29T19:38:08-05:00 Copyright (c) 2019 Media-N https://iopn.library.illinois.edu/journals/median/article/view/76 Reframing Innovation 2019-10-04T23:34:52-05:00 Victoria Bradbury vbradbur@unca.edu Suzy O'Hara Suzy.O'Hara@sunderland.ac.uk <p>This paper outlines five presentations delivered by invited panelists during <em>Reframing Innovation: Art, the Maker Movement and Critique</em>, our New Media Caucus affiliated panel at the CAA Conference, February 2019, New York City. The panel developed from our co-edited volume, <em>Art Hack Practice</em>(forthcoming, Routledge) which investigates global art hacking practices employed by individuals and groups who are working within, around or against the phenomenon known as ‘maker culture’ as artists, designers, curators and historians.</p> <p>Each presentation offers a distinct account of contemporary art practices that reveal the many manifestations, characteristics and dialogs around current art hacking practices. By publishing these talks here, we aim to provide readers with new insights into projects that challenge perceived distinctions between sites of artistic and economic production by brokering new, direct ways of working between them, thereby challenging traditional understandings of the role and place of the art in society.</p> 2019-07-29T19:51:30-05:00 Copyright (c) 2019 Media-N https://iopn.library.illinois.edu/journals/median/article/view/207 Review – New Media Caucus Showcase A perspective on consciousness within digital practices 2019-10-04T23:34:32-05:00 Debora Faccion dfaccio1@binghamton.edu <p><strong>Presentations by the following NMC members</strong><strong>:</strong></p> <ul> <li>Sophia Brueckner, Assistant Professor, University of Michigan</li> <li>Martin Calvino, Artist-in-residence at Rutgers University</li> <li>Zach Duer, Assistant Professor, Creative Technologies, Virginia Tech</li> <li>Carter Eggleston, MFA candidate in Creative Technologies, Virginia Tech</li> <li>Elizabeth Flyntz, Artist, Writer, and curator</li> <li>Jeffrey Gangwisch, strikeWare co-founder and Adjunct Professor, Anne Arundel Community College</li> <li>Chelsea Heikes, candidate at European Graduate School</li> <li>Laura Hyunjhee Kim, Ph.D. candidate, University of Colorado Boulder</li> <li>George Legrady, Distinguished Professor of Interactive Media and director of Experimental Visualization Lab, UC Santa Barbara</li> <li>Maya Livio, Ph.D Candidate, University of Colorado Boulder, Curator of Media Archaeology Lab, Curator of MediaLive at BMoCA</li> <li>Eric Souther, Associate Professor of New Media, Indiana University South Bend</li> <li>Deirtra Thompson, Independent artist, practitioner, and researcher</li> <li>Masha Vlasova, Lecturer and Lead Faculty, University of North Texas</li> <li>Michelle Hernandez, MFA alumna, Hunter College, CUNY</li> <li>Dominika Ksel, Adjunct Assistant Professor of New Media, Baruch College, CUNY.</li> </ul> 2019-07-29T20:05:06-05:00 Copyright (c) 2019 Media-N