EMERSE

EMERSE

A Media Performance & Installation
John Crawford, Director

 

January 20 – 22, 2016
xMPL (Experimental Media Performance Lab)

EMERSE traces relationships between humans and oceans, and in particular the contrasts and complexities of California’s coastal interface, using advanced digital media techniques. Images and sound from the California coastline are interleaved with henry visualization and sonification of ocean data. “EMERSE” refers to "emerging” understanding that develops through “immersion” in this interactive visual and auditory environment.

Faculty and students are invited to attend a series of open workshops for the EMERSE project being developed by director and media designer John Crawford in collaboration with colleagues and students from across the campus. These workshops are in preparation for an arts installation project planned for the 2016-17 school year which will trace relationships between humans and oceans, and in particular the contrasts and complexities of California’s coastal interface, using advanced digital media and performance techniques. Digital media captured from the California coastline will be interleaved with experimental visualization and sonification of ocean data, activated through human movement. “EMERSE” refers to "emerging” understanding that develops through “immersion” in this interactive visual and auditory environment. In these workshops, we will demonstrate and discuss some of the digital media systems being employed in this project.

The EMERSE workshops are scheduled for:

Wednesday, January 20
4:00—8:00 pm

Thursday, January 21
4:00—8:00 pm

Friday, January 22
4:00—8:00 pm

Experimental Media Lab (xMPL)
First floor of the Contemporary Arts Center
(building #721 on the main UCI campus map)
 

Free admission. Open to all UCI students and faculty.

For any questions, please contact Prof. John Crawford at john.crawford@uci.edu

 

Produced with the support of the UCI OCEANS Initiative, the Dance Department and the Claire Trevor School of the Arts.