Matthew Pagoaga

MFA 1 - Art

Parallel Self Embraced

"Parallel Self Embraced is an upcoming interactive light art installation to be installed at Burning Man 2021. Parallel Self Embraced presents two panels with human figures outlined in their center. Radial lines extend outward from the figures and beckon as doorways for entry. Entering the piece trips a variety of sensors and reacts to human presence with pulses of light and sound. If two persons enter on either side, and embrace in the middle, however, the piece reacts with a dazzling array of light.
We live in tumultuous and divided times. Our relationship to each other today is often one of disagreement, strife, and tribal mentality. Parallel Self Embraced presents an alternative - encouraging a coming together interpersonally. The work takes on new meaning in the aftermath of Covid-19. one that probes our need for each other -- our need for embrace. "

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What They Last Saw

What They Last Saw, 2019 - Asphalt, Police Flashlights, Colored Gels

Perry Cook

Perry Cook (aka P-Ray) is professor emeritus of computer science (also music) at Princeton University. Cook is a visiting Artist/Lecturer at CalArts, founding advisor and IP Strategist to social music company Smule, and co-founder of online arts education company Kadenze. COVID Pan Drum: A Robot Tongue-Drum Rendering of the SARS-2 COVID Virus Genome I’m building […]

Mia Yao Meng

This project is a reflection of the gestures we perform on a routine basis in order to interact (as the trigger and the data input) with networked devices such as smartphones and laptops. These gestures are abstracted/flattened in the design process and transformed into online behaviors. This habit-formation process only takes us a few attempts […]

Susana Pineda

The Mermaid is a collaborative music video and one of the 6 pieces of my thesis project “Inner Creatures.” “Inner Creatures” explores the development motivations, characteristics and environments of the different sub-personalities within the psyche. “The Mermaid” is the sub-personality that deals with the emergence of sexuality, sexual identity, femininity and the need for self-determination. […]

Roger Kim

Elements is an interactive web-based installation that uses the classical Chinese idea of five elements (火 fire, 水 water, 木 wood, 金 metal, and 土 earth) to explore perspectives that contradict and coexist at the same time. Visitors to the web-page will be able to manipulate elements (as represented by Chinese characters), and see how […]

Dongpu Ling

I am interested in the inaccurate and unpredictable result that a machine can make. In order to understand its “mind”, I train the machine using images that have not been cropped, to see how it understands a thing that has not be seen before.

Jamie Naqvi

Inspired by film, memory, and collage, “Scenes” uses found and original material to recreate three scenes from its author’s life.