Austin Stewart
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Student Work Examples

New Media Robotics
(400 Level Course)

The link leads to a video compilation of projects from several sections taught over the period of two years.

Media Tactics: Clip to Composition
(200 Level Course)

To encourage students to experiment with Audacity, an open-source digital audio editor, I gave each student the same 13 second audio clip. They were required to compose a two to three minute work of sound art built from that clip. The composition was required to have a distinct beginning, middle, and ending, leading the listener through an abstract narrative. They were free to use any of the tools or generators available through Audacity, but could not introduce any new samples. The examples sound best through headphones. Some are quite loud so please adjust the volume slider before playing.

Media Tactics: Spooky Collaboration at a Distance
(200 Level Course)

For this project students collaborated with a video class at Texas Christian University taught by Nick Bontrager. Students were required to compose a 1 to 3 minute video from footage sent from TCU. In turn, each student submitted ten thirty second long video clips to send to TCU.

Media Tactics: Spooky Collaboration at a Distance
(200 Level Course)

For this project students collaborated with a video class at Texas Christian University taught by Nick Bontrager. Students were required to compose a 1 to 3 minute video from footage sent from TCU. In turn, each student submitted ten thirty second long video clips to send to TCU.

Media Tactics: Spooky Collaboration at a Distance
(200 Level Course)

For this project students collaborated with a video class at Texas Christian University taught by Nick Bontrager. Students were required to compose a 1 to 3 minute video from footage sent from TCU. In turn, each student submitted ten thirty second long video clips to send to TCU.

Media Tactics: VideoFilm/Podcast Competition
(200 Level Course)

An in class competition in the tradition of 48 hour film festivals. Students wrote down a place, event, quote, name, and prop and then chose each at random from a hat. They were required to use at least three of their chosen subjects in their video or podcast. The class voted for their favorites and prizes were awarded.

Digital Imaging: Technoscape
(200 Level Course)

Technology affects every aspect of our lives - how we exist and perceive our physical surroundings and notions of the landscape, real and virtual. With ubiquitous Google Maps, the World Wide Web, digital photography, and nanotechnology, the landscape, a physical place, has been evolving into the landscape as a virtual place. As an artist, you are a meaning-maker, contributing to the important dialogue about how technology impacts and changes our perception of the landscape.

Digital Imaging: Technoscape
(200 Level Course)

Technology affects every aspect of our lives - how we exist and perceive our physical surroundings and notions of the landscape, real and virtual. With ubiquitous Google Maps, the World Wide Web, digital photography, and nanotechnology, the landscape, a physical place, has been evolving into the landscape as a virtual place. As an artist, you are a meaning-maker, contributing to the important dialogue about how technology impacts and changes our perception of the landscape.

Digital Imaging: Media/Social Critique
(200 Level Course)

Because digital imaging is used in the production of media and advertising, it is particularly well suited for artistic critiques, parody or satire of these arenas. We will look at artists who are using digital tools to turn the tables on advertising , hype, consumer culture and the authority of the media.

Digital Imaging: Media/Social Critique
(200 Level Course)

Because digital imaging is used in the production of media and advertising, it is particularly well suited for artistic critiques, parody or satire of these arenas. We will look at artists who are using digital tools to turn the tables on advertising , hype, consumer culture and the authority of the media.

Digital Imaging: Media/Social Critique
(200 Level Course)

Because digital imaging is used in the production of media and advertising, it is particularly well suited for artistic critiques, parody or satire of these arenas. We will look at artists who are using digital tools to turn the tables on advertising , hype, consumer culture and the authority of the media.

Digital Imaging: Seed
(200 Level Course)

Seed could signify fertility, a new beginning, or perhaps a concern for the preservation, restoration, or improvement of the natural environment. Using digital tools we have covered this quarter, create an artwork that investigates the concept of "Seed". The finished product can take whatever form you deem appropriate. For example, you could create an installation that interacts with or becomes part of the environment, an experimental visual proposal that merges art with scientific research - or science fiction - or a work through which the public can participate and take an active role in the realization of the concepts you choose to address.

Digital Imaging: Sacred Geometries
(200 Level Course)

Complex geometric patterns exist in the art and architecture of almost every culture past and present. Often they have been used as an expression of the divine, or to facilitate the experience of the divine. Fractals are recursive mathematical patterns that are ubiquitous in nature and are built from the repetition of a few simple rules. Your task is to use Illustrator to create a “sacred” (you are free to define what is sacred) geometric pattern based on a simple base element which could be a logo, an abstract shape, an image, or text.

Digital Imaging: Sacred Geometries
(200 Level Course)

Complex geometric patterns exist in the art and architecture of almost every culture past and present. Often they have been used as an expression of the divine, or to facilitate the experience of the divine. Fractals are recursive mathematical patterns that are ubiquitous in nature and are built from the repetition of a few simple rules. Your task is to use Illustrator to create a “sacred” (you are free to define what is sacred) geometric pattern based on a simple base element which could be a logo, an abstract shape, an image, or text.

Digital Imaging: Final
(200 Level Course)

For the final students are free to propose and pursue a concept of their choosing. This student was interesting in creating a contemplation of her mortality.