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School of Emerging Technologies Colloquium: Playing with Light: Visualizing Sound with Human-Generated Power

The School of Emerging Technologies presents a colloquium

 

Playing with Light: Visualizing Sound with Human-Generated Power

 

Jenn Figg and Matt McCormack discuss their collaborative research with electromechanical kinetic light sculptures. Their light instruments leverage the potential energy of musical performance, analog technology and human-generated power to visualize sound. With bangs, hits, taps and shakes, users generate enough power to light up multiple LEDs. The instrument’s simple mechanics and immediate, responsive light reveals complex energy relationships.

 

Jenn Figg is an Assistant Professor of Art at Towson University in Maryland, and pursuing her Ph.D. in Media, Art and Text at Virginia Commonwealth University.

 

Matthew McCormack graduated with a BFA in Glass from The Ohio State University and is now pursuing an Interdisciplinary MFA at Towson University.

 

Selected exhibitions include: The Print Center, Philadelphia, PA, The Art House at the Jones Center in Austin, TX, MOCA Cleveland, OH, Virginia Museum of Contemporary Art in Virginia Beach, VA, the Toledo Museum of Art in Toledo, OH, the National Museum of Glass in Eskisehir, Turkey and the Lower Manhattan Cultural Council Residency, NY, NY.

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Date: Friday, February 22, 2013
Time: 2 – 3 p.m.
Place: Towson University, Smith Hall  420

 

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