Darrin Martin
Since the beginning
Works in San Francisco, California United States of America

Darrin Martin creates artworks in a variety of media that examine relationships the body has to urban architectures, landscapes, interactive technologies, and physiological and psychological testing procedures. His videos and performances have exhibited internationally at festivals and museums including the DIA Center for the Arts, Los Angeles Museum of Contemporary Arts, and The European Media Art Festival in Germany. His installations have exhibited at venues such as The Kitchen and WRO Media Arts Biennale in Poland. He frequently collaborates with Torsten Zenas Burns building diverse speculative fictions around reimagined educational practices. Their collaborations have exhibited at venues including The New York Video Festival, The Madrid Museum of Contemporary Art, the Paris/Berlin International and Eyebeam in New York. Most recently, they have launched a web project titled Lesson stalls: learning nets, http://www.eai.org/lessons, which was commissioned by Electronic Arts Intermix.
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Mac lab assistant needed at UC Davis

Wed Oct 19, 2005 21:19


UC Davis Job Opportunity


VL# 4034 External
$3,191.00 - $4,415.00/Mo.
Final Filing Date 11-01-05

This position is located in: Dept. of Art and Art History/Program in
Technocultural Studies and is represented by a union. Working hours: Mon-
Fri, 8AM-5PM.

This External position is for UCD/UCDHS employees and the general public.
Applications from the general public and UCD/UCDHS employees will be
considered simultaneously.

The Department of Art and Art History is a complex group of departments and
programs: Art Studio, Art History, the Technocultural Studies program, the
Richard L. Nelson Art Gallery and Fine Arts Collection, and the Visual
Resources Facility. These units consist of more than 30 affiliated faculty,
lecturers and specialists. Purpose of the Department is teaching and
research. This position will lend support to the Digital (IDEA) and
Photography lab areas.

Responsibilities: The role of this position is to lend technical assistance
to the Instructor and TA, train and supervise students in proper and safe
use of equipment and lab procedures, supervise and train volunteer lab
monitors, manage and maintain the equipment, maintain the facilities, follow
Policy, and be responsible for health and safety.

Requirements: Managerial, communication and organizational skills, as well
as good judgment, and skills to effectively train, supervise and technically
instruct various staff, students, faculty, and volunteers in policies and
procedures, lab usage, and proper and safe use of equipment. Ability to
demonstrate processes to students. Writing and communication skills to set
up lab usage. Familiarity of photographic materials and techniques,
including camera and darkroom equipment and digital photographic systems.
Knowledge of and demonstrated experience in visual and graphic computing.
Knowledge of and demonstrated experience in current operating systems,
operating environments and communications protocols to include Macintosh, PC
Windows, and Silicon Graphic computers. Experience in computer engineering.
Knowledge and demonstrated experience in installation, configuration, and
maintenance of microcomputers, workstations and, networking hardware.
Knowledge of and demonstrated experience in hard drives, printers,
communication, memory expansion, audio and video playback units. Ability to
evaluate and make small repairs and adjustments on photography equipment.
Administrative and organizational experience for equipment management.
Technical writing and communication skills. Excellent interpersonal, oral
and written communication skills and effective listening skills to analyze
issues and present information and recommendations concisely, work with
people with diverse cultural background and education. Demonstrated
experience in design, creation and maintenance of web sites and web
technologies. Skills to create original designs using software. Excellent
computer skills. Experience in creating and managing databases, calendars,
archival systems, and interactive web systems Experience with network
technologies and ability to implement networking hardware and cabling.
Ability and initiative to work independently with minimal supervision.
Ability to work cooperatively as part of a team. Excellent analytical skills
and troubleshooting ability. Ability to keep accurate and complete records,
with attention to detail. Supplemental Requirements: Supplemental
requirements that must be provided by the final filing date:
Programmer/Computer Supplemental Form Required. Special Conditions of
Employment: Work occasional varied lunch hours. Overtime may be necessary at
times and occasionally on weekends and holidays as needed, usually on short
notice to meet operational needs. May need to work a flexible schedule. In
photo lab, work in confined rooms with no windows but artificial light and
low level of fumes at times as students work with sulfur based chemistry and
acids. Physical Requirements: Position requires lifting equipment weighing
up to 70 lbs, maneuvering in and around equipment in confined spaces, and
standing for up to 2 hour increments.

Application Process: Apply online at
http://www.hr.ucdavis.edu/Emp/Careers/Application_Process or apply at UC
Davis Human Resources Administration Bldg., Orchard Park, Davis, Ca, 95616.
Applications must be received before 5:00 p.m. on the Final Filing Date for
consideration (postmarks are not acceptable). Required application materials
are available at the UCD Human Resources Administration Building, on the
Internet http://www.hr.ucdavis.edu/Emp or UCDMC Personnel Office, TICON III,
2nd Floor, 2730 Stockton Boulevard, Sacramento, Ca. For additional
information call (530) 752-7520 UCD is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative
Action Employer TDD Line (530) 752-7140

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Lesson plans: learning net

Sun Sep 07, 2003 00:00 - Sun Sep 07, 2003


In Burns and Martin's recent organic-exchange workshops, the psychic has moved onto the realm of the corporeal, opening the potentially new field of paraphysiology. Exhausting the performative possibilities of psychological inquiry via media therapy, electroshock treatments and paranormal intervention, their hybrid methods guided by other worldly beings have evolved into promising new treatments via physicality amalgamation and post-sexual fission. Begun in underwater think tanks and laid out on plasma screen syllabi, the professors of dynamic group learning are preparing to open mobility schools where willing participants free themselves from the conventions of everyday bodily activities as part of an alternative learning process. However, due to the popularity of airport and wireless communication these new corporeal identities of psychic phenomena may in fact become entangled within net manifestation. Through on-line resources, participants are guided through therapeutic conversions developed to dissolve psi-plasmic blockage in order to reap the harvest of accelerated information exchange.