Projects (Selected)

Sacred Spaces of New England

Sacred Spaces of New England

An online project, Sacred Spaces of New England features religious and secular places that elicit contemplation, reflection and inspiration. Using 360-degree panoramic imaging, this ongoing endeavor seeks to document both historical and contemporary spaces of New England, from places of worship to meetinghouses that encourage one to ponder and reconsider. (2012-present)

 

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Jazeera Al Hamra VR App

Jazeera Al Hamra VR is a free Google Cardboard app presenting the architecture of Al Jazeera Al Hamra, a former coastal village in the United Arab Emirates. Featured in version 2.0 of the Jazeera Al Hamra VR app are seven 360-degree VR (virtual reality) panoramic images that were captured between 2009 and 2014, which include the hisn (fort), souq (market) and four courtyard homes. This app works with Google Cardboard and most Android mobile phone devices. (2017)

 

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First Presbyterian Church VR App

First Presbyterian Church VR is a free Google Cardboard app presenting the sanctuary of the First Presbyterian Church in Stamford, Connecticut. A recording of the musical composition, “Coventry Carol” performed by the New York Symphonic Brass with James D. Wetherald on organ accompanies this 360-degree immersive experience. This app works with Google Cardboard and most Android mobile phone devices. (2017)

 

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Four New England Churches VR App

Four New England Churches VR is a free Google Cardboard VR app presenting four Episcopal church sanctuaries. Featured churches are: Trinity Church, Newport, Rhode Island; St. John’s Episcopal Church, Portsmouth, New Hampshire; St. John’s Episcopal Church, North Guilford, Connecticut; and Trinity Episcopal Church on the Green, New Haven, Connecticut. This app works with Google Cardboard and most Android mobile phone devices. (2016)

 

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Outside the Box: New Cinematic Experiences

A half-hour television program with companion Website and DVD that shows how five artists, Cory Arcangel, Toni Dove, Lev Manovich, Nick Montfort, and Jud Yalkut, have used computer and electronic technology to create innovative cinematic experiences.   From computer games to interactive films and presentations, this documentary is constructed to tell artists’ accounts of how and why they use computer technology in order to fashion their work. 2005.

An accompanying exhibition under the same name was also presented at The University of Akron’s Emily Davis Gallery, January 17- February 24, 2006. The exhibition artists included: Cory Arcangel, Toni Dove, Paul Catanese, Tenessee Rice Dixon, Jud Yalkut, Lev Manovich and Andreas Kratky. The documentary was shown in conjunction with the exhibition.

 

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Festival for Art on Film

Presented at The University of Akron’s Daum Theatre on April 9, 2005, the Festival for Art on Film was created to foster new ways of thinking about the relationship between the arts and moving image media, and to encourage critical analysis of media productions. Organized by Wigged Productions (Seth Thompson), the festival showcases documentaries on art and artists and media works that interpret dance, music, poetry and visual art.

The festival was hosted by the College of Fine and Applied Arts at The University of Akron. Selections from the Festival for Art on Film were also showcased at the Subtropics Experimental Music and Sound Art Festival in Miami, Florida.

 

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Evolving Traditions: Artists Working in New Media

A one-hour television documentary that focuses on four internationally recognized artists and how their work has evolved from traditional disciplines into the form now coined "New Media." Featured in the documentary are artists: Mark Amerika, Tennessee Rice Dixon, Toni Dove and Troika Ranch. Ranging in such diverse artistic backgrounds as painting, dance, music, bookmaking and writing, these artists have incorporated current computer technology into their work to enhance their artistic visions. 2002.