Ricardo Miranda Zúñiga
Since the beginning
ricardo@ambriente.com
Works in Brooklyn, New York United States of America

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Ricardo Miranda Zuñiga enjoys combining video, animation, the internet and interactivity into sculptural or virtual works that investigate various social issues. Ricardo is based in New York City.
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JOB

Adjunct Professor - Concepts in Gaming, Hunter College, NYC


Deadline:
Tue Aug 16, 2011 12:20

Location:
New York, New York
United States of America

The Hunter College Film and Media Studies Department is searching for an instructor to teach the undergraduate Fall 2011 Concepts in Gaming course.
This course surveys the historical basis of and current practices in game design, which is phase one of game development. Just as a study of rhetoric and persuasive argument lays the foundation for effective written communication, the study of game design lays the foundation for an equally effective digital communication. While the structure of games may seem like a small fraction of interactive design, the concepts related in this class should prove fundamental to your ability to design any interactive experience from a simple website to a MMORPG.
This course will take place on Fridays from 2:10 - 5pm and will begin on August 26 through December 22nd, a 14 week semester with a final exam meeting. 
Applicants should have an MA or MFA and previous college level teaching experience.  Please send a CV and relevant urls to:rmira@hunter.cuny.edu
DEADLINE AUGUST 16, 2010


EVENT

Miracle of Chile


Dates:
Fri Aug 13, 2010 00:00 - Fri Aug 13, 2010

Location:
Chile

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The Miracle of Chile is a multifaceted art project investigating Milton Friedman's famous phrase "Miracle of Chile." In 1981 Friedman declared the phrase to reflect a transformation of Chile's economy through a neoliberal formula of privatization, deregulation of markets and cuts to social spending.

Today, we live in the midst of a global economic crisis that has lead us to question neoliberal philosophy. The art project consists of a workshop, public situation, bus intervention and a virtual labyrinth. Each element asks participants in Chile (the first country to fully adopt neoliberalism) to identify the Miracle of Chile as reflected in personal lives and civil space. (Tour the virtual labyrinth to see images taken as part of the workshop.)

The project is executed for the exhibition portables at the Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes, Mall Plaza Vespucio, curated by Ignacio Nieto and on view from 14 August through 19 September. The exhibition includes the work of Michelle Teran, Chimbalab, Alejandra Perez, Carolina Pino, GraphTech, Otto Von Busch, Ricardo Miranda Zuniga and Kurt Olmstead.


EVENT

Breaking News


Dates:
Wed Sep 23, 2009 00:00 - Wed Sep 23, 2009

Location:
United States of America

Breaking News is a two-part project about the re-interpretation of the ceaseless data we call “current events.” The first part is a news literacy workshop initially conducted in Buffalo at the Gloria J. Parks Community Center. Children between the ages of seven and eight years old discussed what they consider news, how it disseminates, and recent newsworthy events. They learned to visually deconstruct a newspaper and then reinterpret articles and headlines into drawings and collages. Beyond the pedagogical purpose of the workshop, it served as a means to gather content that informed the second part of the project: the gallery installation.

Based on the premise that we live in a media-saturated world, the project seeks to investigate how young children digest major world events such as Obama’s election, Michael Jackson’s death, Swine Flu - inescapable "realities" that momentarily consume media outlets and seep into our lives. The content generated by the children in the workshop is integrated into the news media visualization presented as part of the gallery installation. The visualization itself consists of a textual feed of current headlines accompanied by computer-rendered illustrations of personalities who have established an understanding of news media in the United States. The illustrations and text help generate new interpretations of what we consider "the news."

The primary component of the installation is the Breaking News application that is built with Processing. The application is projected onto a wall and controlled via a trackball and push button that are embedded into an office work desk. The application displays a series of 2D illustrations of famous news-related personalities wrapped onto a 3D sphere. Behind the portrait is hidden the logo of the broadcast company that the individual is most closely identified with; the trackball allows users to turn the 3D sphere. When the user pushes the button adjacent to the track ball the virtual sphere spins and stops with a randomly selected portrait and logo or with an iconic news photograph. Famous news photographs are interspersed with the news personalities. Below the 3D sphere are real time news feeds from a variety of online sources. The visuals are accompanied by the theme songs from televised news.

Other elements featured as part of the Breaking News installation are a selection of drawings and collages from the workshop, video and printed content used in the workshop to contextualize specific articles, documentation of the workshop itself as well as other related sculptural objects, such as the radio guns previously created for a street performance and now tuned to broadcasting radio news.


JOB

Processing Instructor for New Media at Purchase College


Deadline:
Sat May 24, 2008 14:45

Instructor sought for Processing course in the New Media program at Purchase College for Fall 2008

Introduction to Processing:

This course is an upper-level course that introduces the concept of computer programming within the context of the visual arts. The focus of the course is Processing (www.processing.org), a tool to develop images, animation, and interactivity that can be distributed via the web. Related topics such as the open source movement and algorithmic art will be discussed alongside technical training and experimentation. Prerequisite: Computer Science I or Programming Games. The class meets once a week and is currently scheduled Wednesday from 8:30am-12:10pm.

New Media at Purchase College

In the interdisciplinary New Media Program at Purchase College, students learn to interact with digital media both as critical consumers and as active producers. (http://www.purchase.edu/Departments/Admissions/AreasofStudy/ProgramPages/newmedia.aspx).

Founded on the principle that artists and scholars are indispensable to each other and to an enlightened society, Purchase College combines professional conservatory programs in the visual and performing arts and distinguished programs in the liberal arts. The campus is located 20 miles north of Manhattan in Westchester County (https://www.purchase.edu/Departments/Transportation/default.aspx).

To Apply:

Please send a resume and cover letter to Brooke Singer (brooke.singer@purchase.edu) by June 1, 2008. Include in your letter if the scheduled course time is acceptable or -- if not -- when you are available to teach during the week. Direct any questions to Brooke Singer as well.


EVENT

VOTEMOS.US Weekly Video Podcast Now Available


Dates:
Thu May 01, 2008 00:00 - Thu May 01, 2008

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VOTEMOS.US the site that questions what the 2008 U.S. presidential elections would look like if all residents in the U.S. could vote will now feature weekly video interviews with U.S. immigrants and Mexico City residents concerning the presidential elections and general relations between the United States and Latin America.

Although VOTEMOS.US is a Spanish-language site, the videos have English language subtitles so that U.S. citizens may have an insight into the views of their Spanish speaking neighbors within the country as well as those south of the border. The weekly video interviews are available on the site - http://votemos.us/video.php and as a podcast or rss feed - http://votemos.us/index.xml

This week Argentine Jose Antonio Lazzari relaxing in the park Alameda Central located in the historical center of Mexico City states that he would not vote for Obama, Hillary or McCain and he questions who the leftist candidates are in the U.S... Jose Antonio goes on to point out that the United States are controlled by the transnational companies that are making a fortune in Iraq.

We had a lengthy conversation with Jose Antonio Lazzari, a theater actor and educator who runs a free school in Argentina. Sections of this conversation will be published over the next few weeks. Past interviews with NYC undocumented resident Raymundo are also available and all videos will be archived on the site: http://votemos.us/video.php