The best of ICAM - senior project presentations 2006
Tuesday, June 13th, 6-8 PM
Reception 5:30PM
Atkinson Auditorium, CALIT2 Building, UCSD
University of California, San Diego

Hybrid professional presentation environment and party (food/drink)
celebrating the best of ICAM research by graduating seniors in the
Interdisciplinary Computing and the Arts Major

This event is free and open to the public.



The Interdisciplinary Computing and the Arts major in the Music and
Visual Arts Departments draws upon, and aims to bring together, ideas
and paradigms from computer science, art and cultural theory. It takes
for granted that the computer has become a metamedium and that artists
working with computers are expected to combine different media forms in
their works. All of this makes the program unique among currently
existing computer art or design programs which, on the one hand, usually
focus on the use of computers for a particular media (for instance,
specializing in computer animation, or computer music, or computer
design for print) and, on the other hand, do not enter into a serious
dialog with current research in computer science, only teaching the
students "off-the-shelf" software. The goals of the program are to
prepare the next generation of artists who will be functioning in a
computer-mediated culture; to give students necessary technical,
theoretical and historical backgrounds so they can contribute to the
development of new aesthetics for computer media; to prepare students to
mediate between the worlds of computer science and technology, the arts,
and the culture at large by being equally proficient with computing and
cultural concepts; and to give students sufficient understanding of the
trajectories of development in computing so they can anticipate and work
with the emerging trends, rather than being locked in particular
software currently available on the market.

Thanks to:
The Center for Research in Computing and the Arts, Professor Sheldon
Brown Director, Professor Miller Puckette, Associate Director, and CRCA
staff members Carolyn Staggs and Todd Margolis (http://crca.ucsd.edu/)
The Department of Visual Arts and Chair Steve Fagin, Jill Carson - Vis
Arts Financial Coordinator , and Candy Harris