Andrew Siller

Graduating DANMite, Artist, videographer and musician, Andrew Siller came onto Artist on Art, April 22, 2013 to talk about his work, Jakk in the boxxx, an interactive video and sound installation that investigates food culture. Using data input from the participants videos are displayed and triggering sounds.

Andrew’s piece, Jakk in the boxx, will be on display at the 2013 Digital Arts and New Media MFA exhibition, ground(cntrl) at the Digital Arts Research Center, UCSC, April 27-28 + May 2-5, 2013.

To hear our interview, please click on the grey button below: [haiku url=”http://s3-us-west-2.amazonaws.com/miljkovicaudio/old_public_html/nada/andrew.mp3″ title=”Andrew Siller” graphical=”true”]

Jacob Garbe

Graduating DANMite, Digital Artist, augmented reality app developer and story-teller, Jacob Garbe came onto Artist on Art, April 22, 2013 to talk about his work, XMPLAR, a mobile app and data visualizations for Integrated Security Automation.

Jacob’s thesis work has two main components. First is XMPLAR, a mobile app that you can download for your smartphone that allows people to sign up as “field agents” who are directed by artificial intelligences to take pictures of things around them. The second aspect is the data visualizations, which take the data from the AIs on the company mainframe and map it.

The data visualizations generated by XMPLAR players will be on display at the 2013 Digital Arts and New Media MFA exhibition, ground(cntrl) at the Digital Arts Research Center, UCSC, April 27-28 + May 2-5, 2013.

To hear our interview, please click on the grey button below: [haiku url=”http://s3-us-west-2.amazonaws.com/miljkovicaudio/old_public_html/nada/jacob.mp3″ title=”Jacob Garbe” graphical=”true”]

Catalina Giraldo

Digital Artist, videographer, activist and biologist, Catalina Giraldo came onto Artist on Art to talk about her work, Verde Obscuro, a piece in the 2013 MFA Exhibition and working on Culture-Sierra nevada: an adaptation. The Harrison Studio under direction of ecologically concerned artists Helen and Newton Harrison.

Screen shot 2013-04-25 at 8.42.26 AMCatalina came to the US to study in the UCSC DANM program from Bogota Colombia after working in botany, palinology (the taxonomy of pollen), palaeoecology (reconstruction of past ecosystems using pollen fossil as a proxy) and melissopalinology (bee pollen). As an artist/scientist Catalina experiments with photographing nature and human cultures. She is interested in using new media and science research to plant a seed of consciousness for all to treat our planet Earth with respect.

You will be able to see Verde Obscuro at the 2013 Digital Arts and New Media MFA exhibition, ground(cntrl) at the Digital Arts Research Center, UCSC, April 27-28 + May 2-5, 2013.

To hear Catalina’s interview, click the gray ‘play’ button below. [haiku url=”http://s3-us-west-2.amazonaws.com/miljkovicaudio/old_public_html/nada/Catalina.mp3″ title=”Catalina Giraldo” graphical=”true”]

Laura C. Wright


Screen shot 2013-04-25 at 8.40.55 AMDigital Artist, Filmmaker, Sculptor, Educator, Community Builder, Laura C. Wright was on Artist on Art, April 15th, 2013 to discuss her her interactive sound installation piece, Radido for the 2013 DANM MFA Exhibition, ground(cntl).

Through this Sculptoral Site Specific peice using CB radios, Laura’s piece, Radido, explores our ability to connect with others through the architecture of an interactive CB radio sculpture. Participants are invited to engage in the amplification, interruption, and chance encounter of the transmitted voice as a mirror to assess our current means for communication.

You will be able to see the 2013 Digital Arts and New Media MFA exhibition, ground(cntrl) at the Digital Arts Research Center, UCSC, and play with Radido, April 27-28 + May 2-5, 2013.

To hear Laura’s interview, click the gray ‘play’ button below. [haiku url=”http://s3-us-west-2.amazonaws.com/miljkovicaudio/old_public_html/nada/wright.mp3″ title=”Laura C. Wright” graphical=”true”]

Derek Franz – Revolutionary Art


For the month of April, Artist on Art is featuring the 2013 graduating DANMites. On April 8, 2013, Derek Franz came on Artist on Art to talk about his work as a kinematic sculpture and educator and the upcoming DANM 2013 MFA Exhibtion, ground(ctrl) at the Digital Arts Research Center UCSC, April 27-28 + May 2-5, 2013. Above is an excerpt from our broadcast.

Shelby Graham

On April 8, 2013, Photographer, Artist, Educator, Curator/Director of the Sesnon Gallery and this year’s DANM MFA 2013 Exhibition, ground(cntrl), Shelby Graham came on Artist on Art to talk about the latest Sesnon exhibtion, The Dinner Parties: art & agriculture.
This exhibition takes a contemporary look at artists, cooks, farmers, educators, and activists as a way to explore issues around food, the arts, and community and will be a weekly series from April 10 – May 11, 2013 featuring informal talks on the intersection of the arts and food. Including artists: E.G. Crichton and Susan Working, Jim Denevan, Leif Hedendal, Jerome Waag & Chris Sollars, Chelsea Wills, and others.

Opening Reception: April 10, 5:00-7:00pm. Collaborative event with Outstanding in the Field: Jim Denevan and Leah Scafe as part of the opening reception, performance artist Lauren Crux, will be serving “verbal appetizers” throughout the evening. There will be food (the real thing) and food for thought (also the real thing).

You will be able to see the 2013 Digital Arts and New Media MFA exhibition, ground(cntrl) at the Digital Arts Research Center, UCSC, April 27-28 + May 2-5, 2013.

To hear Shelby’s interview, click the gray ‘play’ button below. [haiku url=”http://s3-us-west-2.amazonaws.com/miljkovicaudio/old_public_html/nada/4813_1.mp3″ title=”Shelby Graham” graphical=”true”]

Derek Franz

Screen shot 2013-04-02 at 12.36.57 PMArtist Educator, Computer Abuser, Kinematic Sculptor, Derek Franz was on Artist on Art April 8th, 2013 in the month long DANM Graduate MFA Interview Series.

Derek discussed making Disinterest Action Machines, some out of meat, which use touch control systems to deconstruct the person-computer relationship. This is the graduating project work for the Digital Arts and New Media MFA program.

You will be able to see Derek’s Disinterest Action Machines, April 27-28 + May 2-5, 2013 as a part of the 2013 Digital Arts and New Media MFA exhibition, ground(cntrl) at the Digital Arts Research Center, UCSC.

This summer quarter, Derek will teach a course at UC Santa Cruz.

To hear Derek’s interview, click the gray ‘play’ button below. [haiku url=”http://s3-us-west-2.amazonaws.com/miljkovicaudio/old_public_html/nada/derek.mp3″ title=”Derek Franz” graphical=”true”]

Dan Heller

On April 1, 2013, Graduating DANMite, photographer, entrepreneur, educator, artist, Dan Heller came onto Artist on Art to talk about his work and voice driven interactive installation graduating project, Here Say See.

In this installation piece, the visitor listens to sound effects and is asked to “describe” where they are, and what they see. This description is then used as a search query for an image-based search online, and images that match these queries are displayed.

You will be able to interact with Dan’s installation, Here Say See, April 27-28 + May 2-5, 2013 as a part of the 2013 Digital Arts and New Media MFA exhibition, Ground(cntrl) at the Digital Arts Research Center, UCSC.

Dan is also an entrepreneur with a penchant for helping startups as well as a photography business blogger.

To hear Dan and Nada’s interview, click the gray ‘play’ button below. [haiku url=”http://s3-us-west-2.amazonaws.com/miljkovicaudio/old_public_html/nada/4113_1.mp3″ title=”Dan Heller” graphical=”true”]

Eve Warnock


Multi-media interdisciplinary, digital and performance artist,  Eve Warnock came onto Artist on Art to talk about her art of directing, designing, performing and storytelling. Her media of choice include experimental films and installation projects. We spoke particularly Eve’s newest and graduating project, Seekago go, a five part video series.

Eve will be graduating from the Digital Arts and New Media MFA program. She is the frist interview in the series of Graduating DANMites 2013.

For her DANM Group Project work,  Eve served as an art designer and an art director on the very successful installation performance of “Peer Gynt,” written by Henrik Ibsen and directed by Kimberly Jannarone at UCSC. The performance is a culmination of a yearlong project and will offer various showings in the beginning of March. (Visit thegyntproject.com to learn more.)

This summer quarter, Eve will teach a course at UC Santa Cruz titled “Procession.” Hosted by the Museum of Art & History, the final project will consist of “processing through downtown Santa Cruz and ending with an open critique and question and answer.”

You will be able to see Eve’s video installation, Seekago go,  April 27-28 + May 2-5, 2013 as a part of the 2013 Digital Arts and New Media MFA exhibition, Ground(cntrl)  at the Digital Arts Research Center, UCSC.
To hear Eve and Nada’s interview, click the gray ‘play’ button below. [haiku url=”http://s3-us-west-2.amazonaws.com/miljkovicaudio/old_public_html/nada/4113.mp3″ title=”Eve Warnock” graphical=”true”]
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