As author of Chapter 11 of Robert Sweeny’s Digital Visual Culture: Intersections and Interactions in 21st Century Art Education, NAEA, (National Art Education Association – still in press), I have developed a page supplementary to “A Digital Visual Culture Course for Incarcerated Youth” with student multimedia portfolios, documentation and relevant instructional materials:
The occasion for creating this page was the opportunity to interview for the position of Visual Arts Director for the NYU “IMPACT” program, whose acronym comes from Interactive Multimedia Performing Arts Collaborative Technology. It is a program that should be of interest to people interested in the book and this blog.
IMACT has produced a set of significant summer art workshop programs for the past five years in New York and in Korea that is a model for flexible yet disciplined inquiry into artistic collaborations including digital technologies. Composers and musicians have created distance works, and visual artists have responded in real-time to performances such as dance.
Dr. John Gilbert, Director of Steinhardt Music Education at NY&U, and the IMPACT project’s director maintains an exemplary blog of his own:
The IMPACT 2010 preview is explanatory, while IMPACT Administrative Coordinator Julie Song’s Facebook effort hosts images, videos and in-process material for the Project:
IMPACT’s activities are explorations of the new possibilities for art collaboration within the digital culture, and I recommend those of us interested in such developments to keep watching this exciting project.
Dr. Carleton Palmer