Filter Bubbles and Inequality

Filter Bubble is an Art & Technology Student Exhibition open to the public Wednesday, December 7, 2016 to Friday, December 9, 2016. Located in Hopkins Hall Gallery, Lobby, Corridors, Collaboratory and New Media Labs – all on the first floor of Hopkins Hall.

Reception: Wednesday, December 7 from 5-8 PMFilter Bubble banner
Filter Bubble is a themed, new media art exhibition that examines the hyper-personalization of information surrounding each of us, based on algorithms that are trained by our individual interests and world views. Students working in 3D animation, 3D modeling and rapid prototyping, robotic art, internet art, game art, and moving image art forms will exhibit their investigations into the meanings, consequences, and futures of a citizenship shaped by like-minded viewpoints.

What does it take to break your filter bubble? Is it possible to see through someone else’s?


The Center for Ethics and Human Values, is offering awards to artists in the exhibition – and throughout the Department of Art Open House  – who have made compelling artwork related to the theme of Inequality.

Moral concern with inequality is about far more than economic inequality. It is also about political, legal, educational, and health inequalities and how these interact with each other. And it’s about how these inequalities connect with underlying issues of race, gender, ethnicity, religion, LGBTQ status, geography, and other factors. These different dimensions of inequality are often difficult to appreciate, especially when we do not experience them firsthand. An artwork can change this. An artwork can force us to confront the significance of inequalities we often overlook. Submissions will be evaluated both for artistic merit and for how they explore issues related to the COMPAS theme.

This contest is open to:

  • Graduate and undergraduate students currently enrolled in a class in the Department of Art
Prizes:
  • Grand Prize, $500
  • Up to 3 awards of excellence, $250 each
  • Up to 12 awards of distinction, $50 each
All types of art presented at the Department of Art Open House are eligible: painting/drawing, sculpture, glass, photography, art and technology, printmaking, ceramics, etc.
Your work must be presented in the Department of Art Open House or Filter Bubble exhibition, December 7th 2016, in order to be considered.
Entrants must register by December 6th: http://go.osu.edu/inequality-art-registration
Winners will be announced by email and on our social media accounts on December 9th.

Maker Faire Ottawa

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Selfie Moment, by Ethan Schaefer

Art and Tech students and faculty and alumni presented work at Maker Faire in Ottawa Canada in a special art exhibition titled Preternatural, co-curated by Ohio State University Professor Ken Rinaldo and Maker Faire curator Remco Volmer. They invited artists whose works address the perspectives of animals, media and technological representations, ecosystems, futures, coevolution, symbiosis and friction between human and non-humans. These included 3D rapid prototyped sculptures, 3D animations, robotic artworks, performance and moving image art installations.

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Makezine wrote a story about the Preternatural exhibition
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AdaFruit wrote about Jeremy Viny and Andrew Frueh’s project in the exhibition

Invited artists: Madeleine Rico, Jeremy Viny, Trademark Gunderson, Jordan Reynolds, Ethan Schaefer, Catherine Lee, Danner Seyffer-Sprague, Danielle Popp, Yoni Mizrachi, Sarah Goetz, Amy Youngs, Grant Parish, Casey Hamilton, Daniel Popp, Christine Rucker, Katherine Beigel, Drew Grigsby, Christina Howard, Kyler Holland, Maggie Barrie, Riley Patrick, Makayla Combs, Nick Cunningham, Hui Yang, Jayne Kennedy, Brandon Messner, Jacob Markusic, Brandon Ball, Michael Anderson, Leah Lafarciola, Gaopeng Chen, Jay Young and Ken Rinaldo.

Special Thanks to the United States Department of State for the generous grant allowing travel funds for these artists and to Maker Faire Ottawa for this generous opportunity as well as the Department of Art at the Ohio State University in supporting this international opportunity.

BioPresence Exhibition documentation

Visit the online catalog and video that documents the work of the artists who presented work in the BioPresence exhibition December 2015. This non-human animal themed exhibition, included Art and Tech faculty, graduates and undergraduates as well as other invited artists and international sound artists.

Biopresence exhibition website and catalog

Where Rocks are Fed to Trees

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The faculty and students of the Underground Symbiosis class are ready to show you something you’ve never seen before.

We invite you to experience Where Rocks are Fed to Trees, an art installation inspired by the subterranean, fungal communication networks that enable the sharing and transport of nutrients between different species.

This multi-channel video projection environment was collaboratively created within the context of an Art/Science course at the Ohio State University, Art 5001: Underground Symbiosis: the art and science of mycorrhizal networks. This co-taught course built on synergies between Professor Iris Meier’s research in Arbuscular Mycorrhizae and Professor Amy Youngs’ ecosystem installation artworks. Together, with 16 undergraduate students, we performed scientific experiments such as microscopy, staining, chemical analysis and plant growth trials, to better understand mycorrhizae. Artistic methods, such as observation, speculation, synthesis, manipulation, construction and presentation, were also employed throughout our investigations, which have culminated in this co-created, immersive, art/science installation.

It will be presented as part of the Art and Technology exhibition, Loving the Obligate Symbiont, in Hopkins Hall, at the Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio. We invite the public to join us for the reception on Monday, April 25th, 5 – 8pm. Or visit during open hours on April 21, 22 or 25th. More info.

Artists: 

Trent Bailey, Brandon Ball, Katherine Beigel, Gaopeng Chen, Tyler Collins, Sarah Hockman, Shatae Johnson, Eric Lo, Jacob Markusic, Iris Meier, Yoni Mizrachi, Julianne Panzo, Edwin Rice, Ethan Schaefer, Aaron Theesfeld, Robert Ward, and Amy Youngs.

Special thanks to our supporters:

  • The Department of Molecular Genetics
  • The Department of Art
  • College of Arts and Sciences Small Grant Program
  • Biological Sciences Greenhouse
  • Chadwick Arboretum

And thanks to the following individuals, for inspiring our class with presentations and technical assistance: Eduardo Acosta, Dr. Ana Alonso, Jean-Christophe Cocuron, Dr. Dobritsa, Anna Griffis, Norman Groves, Kim Landsbergen, Joan Leonard, Galen Rask, and Emily Yoders-Horn.

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More class photos here.

 

Art & Tech Exhibition: Loving the Obligate Symbiont

Loving the Obligate Symbiont celebrates the value of the intertwined symbiosis that makes all living systems possible. This themed, new media exhibition includes 3D animations, robotic art, internet art, tactical media, art inspired by mycorrhizal networks, digital art, installation, 3D modeling and rapid prototyping, digital video and algorithmic approaches to representing the concept of our interdependence with living systems and non living, emergent machine intelligences.

"Where Rocks Are Fed To Trees" an installation by Art/Science course.
Where Rocks Are Fed To Trees immersive art/science installation.

This bi-annual juried exhibition highlights art-making and experimentation in the Art and Technology area of the Department of Art during Spring Semester 2016. Be sure to see the immersive art installation created by students and faculty in a co-taught art/science course on display in room 340.

Open Hours:
Thursday 4/21: 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Friday 4/22: 11 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Monday 4/25: 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Reception: Monday, April 25, 5-8PM

Where: Hopkins Hall Gallery, Lobby, Corridor, Collaboratory, & rooms 156, 162, 340.
Hopkins Hall, The Ohio State University, Columbus, OH
Map and info on how to get here by bike, bus, or car & parking.

 

BioPresence Exhibition Fall 2015

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This themed, new media art exhibition will include animations, robotic art, internet art, tactical media, sound artworks, maps, digital art, installation, video and algorithmic approaches to sensing and representing non-human beings. It will be held at the Ohio State University main campus and the Mote Galleries on High Street, in Columbus, Ohio.

The exhibition will begin at the Mote Galleries on November 16, 2015 with selected, invited artists. From December 9th through the 16th, BioPresence will expand into a large-scale exhibition in the Hopkins Hall Gallery and throughout the building. It will include a listening room for audio artworks selected for the juried show: BioPresence – Bioacoustic Urbanscapes. Opening celebration 5pm – 8pm, Wednesday December 9th  in the lobby of Hopkins Hall.

Participating artists include: Jessica Ann, Katherine BennettAllison Semele Blair, Matt Lewis, William RandallKen Rinaldo, TrademarkDoo-Sung YooAmy Youngs and many more.

Students, staff and faculty are invited to submit artwork to this new media art exhibition that reveals and considers the presence of biological beings in the unique urban habitat of the Ohio State University. Apply to the Audio Art portion of the show here by December 3. Jurying of the new media art show will take place in Hopkins Hall on December 8th, 2015.

Learn more about the BioPresence #AnimalOSU project and the people involved.

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Map Detailing Locations of the Works

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Student Work featured in BioPresence Screening

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BioPresence Film Screening Event

April 28, 2015 6pm to 7pm Hagerty Hall Theater

Created by undergraduate students in Art & Technology courses in the Department of Art, each of these films presents a unique perspective on non-human animals on the Ohio State University campus. The BioPresence project is an interdisciplinary, campus-wide project that considers our co-presence with animals as important to notice, document, map, discuss and actively plan for. #AnimalOSU

Fallen Flyers, Michael Matches (5’ 26”) – A horror drama exploring the issue of bird deaths caused by windows in our human structures.

Worms, Taryn Ely (2’ 30”) – To encourage environmental change and create a more sustainable world, it is important to address younger generations and to suggest tangible solutions.

Homo Sapiens: Bipedal Beasts, Brian Li (4’ 35”) – Our furry friends on the Oval are explored from a more “intimate” perspective.

Transitions, Sarah Hockman (1’ 19”) – Comparing and contrasting an animal’s natural habitat with the urban environment they become surrounded by due to human presence.

Unnoticed Gentrification, Ricardo Jared Partida (2’ 53”) – How can we know the other? How can we learn how to live with them?

Bird Skinning, Daniel Denoble (7’ 46”) – Documenting the Museum of Biological Diversity’s process of preserving dead birds found on campus for education and research.

Sushi Feeds, Gaopeng Chen (4’ 00”) – This humorous video documents an experimental performance of cooking and feeding sushi to wild ducks on campus.

Off Campus Feral Cats, Samantha Walker (1’ 28”) – Attempting to understand the relationships forged between humans and feral cats through the eyes of the cats.

ShadowStract, Maggie Willis (1’ 22”) – Animals remind us of their presence through the marks they leave behind as they pass through, leaving abstract “shadows” in their wakes.

Two Empty Mugs, James Psathas (5’ 20”) – An unusually informal interview with PHD researcher Samuel Bolton who discovered a new mite species on the Ohio State University Campus.

Squirrel Eyes, Zach Poltor (1’ 10”) – A minute from the perspective of a squirrel on Ohio State’s campus.

Ugly Duckling, Gaopeng Chen (2’ 00”) – Can we design objects that help us get closer views of the wildlife we share space with?

Wetlands, Greg Smith (3’ 24”) – A video highlighting the environmental issues surrounding wetlands and introducing the research of the Wilma H. Schiermeier Olentangy River Wetland Research Park.

Present, Past, & Future of Campus Wildlife, Jake Woodruff (2’ 27”) – A perspective on what we think about campus life and maybe what campus life thinks about us.

Interview with Stanley D. Gehrt, Michael deLaubenfels (3’ 00”) – Questions are answered concerning the lack of wildlife on the OSU grounds.

To view the videos visit the Biopresence Vimeo Channel

Algorithmic Sequitur student show

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All are invited to Hopkins Hall at the Ohio State University, to see this juried exhibition of student artwork coming from the Autumn semester Art & Technology courses. The action starts on the first floor of the building – in the Hopkins Hall Gallery, the Collaboratory, the corridor, room 156 for moving image art screenings, room 160 and 162 for media installations.

The opening night of December 9, from 5pm to 8pm is also the Open House for the entire Department of Art. On the second, third, fourth floors and basement studios of the building, the Department of Art graduate student studios are open for visitors. In the hallways and labs of all floors, student work from all areas of the Department of Art will be on display. From 7pm to 9pm the Open House moves to the Sherman Studios on west campus where Sculpture and Glass student work is showcased.

The poster image is a still frame captured from undergraduate student Ty Carroll’s latest video, Ninjitsu. Watch it online, along with his other videos here.

 

The Instant Now | OSU Department of Art Graduate Student Exhibition

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Art and Tech MFA students organize exhibition

Art & Tech graduate students Bill Randall and Jessica Ann organized an exhibition of the second-year students pursuing an MFA in the Department of Art. This exhibition included a bus tour, since the locations were spread throughout the university campus and the city of Columbus. In case you missed the tour, here is the website they created, which documents the project: The Instant Now | OSU Department of Art Master of Fine Arts Exhibition.

And here is the article in the Lantern, which includes a video documentary.

Upcoming exhibition

Algorithmic Sequitur

Tuesday, December 9, 2014 to Friday, December 12, 2014
Hopkins Hall Gallery, 128 N. Oval Mall, Columbus, OH 43210
Art + Tech

Reception: Tuesday, December 9, 2014, 5-8PM

An exhibition that looks at the endless emergent properties of algorithmic ways of knowing and making.

New media robotics, animation, moving image, tactical media, video, art games, cameraless filmaking, digital imaging, holography, 3D modeling and rapid prototyping works.