Alumni Snapshot – Charles Hairston

Charles Hairston graduated in 2013 with a BFA in Art, focused in Art & Technology. He is a Producer and Motion Graphics Designer at the Ohio Channel, a service of Ohio’s public broadcasting stations. He is also the Creative Director and Founder of Faesis.

Charles recently presented his work and his career path at “Art & Tech Career Talk” for the undergraduate students in Studio Practice, taught by Amy Youngs. He discussed the work he does at his day job, how he landed that job, which began as a paid internship, and how he slowly, but surely, built his own creative content agency in Columbus, Ohio. He started before he even graduated from Ohio State University and, though he recently changed its name from Nuge to Faesis, the focus is still on producing visual storytelling content in the form of videos, motion graphics, branding, and illustration.

Charles Hairston shared his journey with the students, his philosophy of networking, and the importance of valuing – and getting paid for – the creative work one does.

An example of a video story he has made for the musician Andy Milne. His company’s list of clients includes The Columbus Foundation, Making Midwest Fest, Medical Mutual, Artfluential, and The Ohio State University.

 

Art & Tech student club hosts Multivarius Games event

Join the Art & Tech Student Club on Tuesday, Feb 25th at 7pm in Hopkins Hall room 250 to learn about Multivarius Games, a game creation company here in Columbus, Ohio. With Katie Hamill, BFA alumna of Art & Tech!

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All are welcome and encouraged to join the Art & Tech student club. Come to the meetings each Thursday this semester at 7pm in Hopkins 180a, or contact Megan Wright wright.1945@buckeyemail.osu.edu.

Ruth Burke Visiting Artist

OSU Art & Tech Alumna Ruth Burke (BFA 2012) is visiting to present her recent artwork. Her work involves interspecies collaborations with animals; inspired by her relationships with them. Ruth’s visit is sponsored by the Graduate Student Art Club at Ohio State University.

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Susurrus 2019, by Ruth Burke

More on Ruth’s Website.

Flyer for Ruth Burke visiting artist

Fuse Factory exhibition and workshops

3b8ee652-ed8a-47f8-84c4-a527b034dc83Exciting events going on this month with Fuse Factory, our local non-profit organization promoting electronic and digital arts. Check out the workshops (many free for OSU students) and the exhibition Anthropocene, opening Saturday, Nov 19 at the Pearl Conrad Art Gallery in Mansfield, Ohio. 6 – 9pm.

Art and Tech alumnus Doo-Sung Yoo directed the exhibition and brought in Internationally-known artists, Victoria Vesna, Paul Catanese, and Matt Kenyon to jury the show.

Big congrats to all the Art and Tech alumni involved!

·         Bill Randall, presenting artwork in the exhibition

·         Andrew Frueh, presenting a workshop on 3D printing

·         Jessica Ann, presenting a workshop on Electronic Art & Arduino

·         Christopher Summers, presenting a workshop on Virtual Reality

·         John Cairns, presenting a workshop on Video Projection Mapping

More info: http://thefusefactory.org/2016_ffe/

Machines Triggered by the Ghost of Thomas Eakins

Art and Tech MFA alum Fernando Orellana’s has a solo show at the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts (PAFA), recently reviewed by Hyperallergic. To summon the ghost of Thomas Eakins to Philadelphia through art machines and nude models, robots are constantly sampling three different measurements: electromagnetic, temperature, and infrared. All three of these are what pseudo-scientist and paranormal researchers measure when they try to detect ghost activity.

 

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.

Alumni Snapshot – Gene Felice

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Gene A. Felice II graduated in 2002 with a BFA in Art, focused in Art & Technology. In 2014 he earned a Master of Fine Arts degree in Digital Arts & New Media at the University of California, Santa Cruz.

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Gene Felice presenting his artwork at the California Academy of Sciences, San Francisco, CA

He is a new faculty member within Intermedia & New Media at the University of Maine where he is also developing his Coaction Lab for interdisciplinary collaboration with an ecologically minded approach. He bridges his research and practice across:  Art, Science, Design & Education, developing a network of creativity, living systems, and emerging technologies. He has a hybrid practice at the intersection of nature and technology, developing symbiotically creative systems as arts / science research.

Visit Gene’s website here.

 

Alumni Snapshot – Seung Yoon

Seung Yoon at work

Seung Yoon graduated with a BFA from the Ohio State University’s Art and Technology area in 2010. He earned a graduate degree at University of California Los Angeles (UCLA) in 2013.

He is currently working in Los Angeles, CA at Gorilla Pictures as a 3D generalist – 3d modeling, rigging and animating. The studio is creating an animated children’s feature, scheduled to come out next halloween.

MFA Student Project Selected for Development by Medialab-Prado in Madrid

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Art & Technology Graduate student Jessica Ann is currently in Madrid, Spain pursuing a project titled Biofeedback Cinema at Medialab Prado Comunidad. Jessica’s Biofeedback Cinema is an expanded-cinema-experiment (ECE) that connects an actor’s brain to a camera via an open source brain-computer-interface (BCI). The system proposed operates in lieu of a traditional cinematographer. In this case, the actor’s brainwaves are dictating the final composition (camera focus, aperture, position, etc).

Jessica began development of her project in the New Media Robotics course taught by Professor Ken Rinaldo and is now collaborating with a team in Madrid that includes a programmer, a choreographer, and a video producer. You can learn more about the project and follow their daily progress here.

For more information about programs at Medialab-Prado Madrid, visit their site here.