Joseph DeLappe
Since 2002
Works in Reno, Nebraska United States of America

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BIO
Joseph DeLappe is a media artist and educator. Working with electronic and new media since 1983, his work in online gaming performance, installation and sculpture have been shown throughout the United States and abroad. His work engages politics, war, work, play, protest and human/machine relations. Much of his work over the past decade involves taking creative agency in online shooter games and virtual communities. The intent is to create works that are formally and aesthetically engaging while conceptually connecting with the everyday; to reify the ordinary into the extraordinary; to intervene in social and political realities, both real and virtual.

His works have been exhibited throughout the world. Projects have been written about and/or he was interviewed in the following media contexts: Wired.com , Salon.com , The New York Times , CNN domestic and international, NPR (National Public Radio), CBC (Canadian Broadcast Company), and The Sydney Morning Herald . He is a native of San Francisco and has resided in Reno, with his wife and twin daughters since 1993.
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JOB

Digital Media Sabbatical Replacement University of Nevada, Reno


Deadline:
Wed May 14, 2014 00:00

Location:
Reno, Nevada
United States of America

The Art Department at the University of Nevada, Reno, is recruiting for a 3/4 time one-year temporary, non-tenure track Lecturer to instruct classes in digital media in an interdisciplinary context. Candidates should have a wide range of skills in the field of contemporary interdisciplinary digital media art, with abilities to address a diverse range of digital processes for creative production, including: 2D imaging, 3D modeling/printing, game art, time-based media, installation and performance. The person who is hired will be required to teach courses at all levels of our undergraduate digital media program. Responsibilities include teaching digital media classes including: Digital Media I, Sound and Image, Critical Play: Computer Games and Art, Advanced Digital Media and Problems in Digital Media. If qualified, candidates may be invited to teach New Media Art in Context, Seminar on Art and Technology, Performance Art or Art in Public Places. (http://www.unr.edu/art/digital_media/index.html)

The Department of Art at the University of Nevada offers BA Studio and Art History options, BFA Interdisciplinary and MFA Interdisciplinary degree programs. The University of Nevada, Reno is the leading research enterprise in Nevada’s higher-education system. We are interested in candidates who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of the academic community.

AA/EEO Women and under-represented are encouraged to apply.

Deadline May 14th, 2014.

Please visit the link for complete application requirements.


EVENT

The Drone Project - A Participatory Memorial


Dates:
Sun Apr 06, 2014 16:00 - Sat May 31, 2014

Location:
Fresno, California
United States of America

The Drone Project - A Participatory Memorial

Artist Joseph DeLappe announces the completion of a commissioned project by the Center for Creativity and the Arts as the Visiting Artist in Residence for 2014 at Fresno State University. DeLappe worked for 2+ weeks on campus with students, interns and local volunteers to create a full-to-scale sculptural reproduction of a MQ1 Predator drone. The work is a participatory memorial – constructed onsite and resulting in a final, performative event held on April 6th, to write the names of 334 civilian drone casualties from Pakistan upon the surface of the drone (written in English and Urdu) – the names were as well read aloud. The sculpture was created using a digital 3D file that was been processed using Pepakura Designer and adapted for large-scale construction using low-res polygons for yellow corrugated plastic. The work is currently on display on the Fresno State campus through May 31st.


OPPORTUNITY

Call for Selfies - Comfort is Control


Deadline:
Sat Apr 05, 2014 09:55

Location:
Reno, Nevada
United States of America

University of Nevada, Reno BFA Interdisciplinary candidate Jessica White is creating a series of drawings from selfies.

Please submit a selfie (self-taken photo of yourself) in a setting where you feel that you have the most or least amount of control. You may use any device of your choosing (camera, phone, computer, etc.) as long as it is self-taken. You may submit a maximum of two photos.

Your photo will be posted to the Tumblr (http://comfortiscontrol.tumblr.com/), and she will also be drawing many of the submitted photos, which will be featured in her upcoming BFA Thesis show.


JOB

Digital Media Area IT Technician 5


Deadline:
Sat Mar 22, 2014 09:50

Location:
Reno, Nevada
United States of America

We are hiring a .53 IT Technician 5 to support the Digital Media Studio, Department of Art at the University of Nevada, Reno. Includes full benefits. This is an amazing opportunity for a creative and technically minded individual. Teaching classes beyond this position is a possibility for qualified individuals. Please share this with anyone you might think would be interested and interesting!

The position listing notes the basic qualifications required - please visit the link for further information.

Feel free to send me any questions: delappe"@"unr.edu



EVENT

The 1,000 Drones - A Participatory Memorial


Dates:
Fri Feb 14, 2014 18:00 - Sun Mar 30, 2014

The 1,000 Drones Project - A Participatory Memorial, invites the public to create a small scale, papercraft replica of a General Atomics MQ-1 Predator UAV (Unmanned Arial Vehicle) - a drone. Participants are asked to write the name of a civilian drone casualty upon the wings of the aircraft. The 1,000 paper drones created for this installation were made over the past three months by local students and volunteers working through the FSU Department of Art for the exhibition "Making Now - Art in Exchange" curated by Carolyn Henne. http://mofa.cvatd.fsu.edu/2014/01/making-now-open-for-exchange/

The Bureau of Investigative Journalism estimates that between 2004 and 2013, drone strikes in Pakistan killed between 2,536-3,577 people, of these, it is estimated that 411-884 civilians and 168-197 children have been killed. In Yemen, they estimate that of 287-423 killed by drone strikes, 30-71 civilians have been killed, including 6 children. According to a UN Agency report, in 2013, 45 civilians were killed in Afghanistan, a tripling of the number from the previous year.

The list of civilian drone casualties used for this memorial project comes from The Bureau of Investigative Journalism list of known victims from Pakistan. (http://www.thebureauinvestigates.com/). The names of victims from Yemen comes from a report issued by Alkarama “The United States War on Yemen: Drone Attacks” available at: http://en.alkarama.org/documents/ALK_USA-Yemen_Drones_SRCTwHR_4June2013_Final_EN.pdf

The names of civilian drone casualties from our wars in Afghanistan and Iraq does not exist – these victims are noted in this work as “unknown”.

This project is an adaptation of The 1,000 Cranes or “Senbazuru” tradition from Japan. This tradition holds that anyone who folds one thousand cranes will be granted a wish. Since World War II the tradition has been associated with the atomic attacks upon Nagasaki and Hiroshima - the folding of the cranes has become a wish for peace. Through the act of participating in this work of creative remembrance, the intention is for we, as Americans, to recognize and remember those innocents killed in our ongoing Global War on Terror.