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Lanfranco installation featured at NYC gallery
Lanfranco began working on dioramas as a UCSC undergraduate. Always interested in nature and the world in which we live, she worked at the Royal Ontario Museum, a natural history museum in Toronto in the entomology department, classifying moths, based on visual similarities and differences, organizing them and putting them into a sequence. In “Ursus Horribilis” Lanfranco joins her interest in science and the natural world with myth of the grizzly bear.
Lanfranco’s work has been shown at Hunter College Times Square Gallery, New York; Artists Space, New York; Fahnemann Projekte, Berlin; Altman Building, New York; Hunter College, New York; and Kresge Town Hall. Her work is included in numerous collections, including Kupferstichkabinett Museum of Prints and Drawings, Berlin; and the Museum of Modern Art, New York, The Judith Rothschild Foundation Contemporary Drawing Collection.
Alum paints murals in San Jose medical center waiting rooms
Digital Arts and New Media
Recent grads participate in ISEA 2006, ZeroOne San Jose
Rivera-Gravage’s most recent work, “TrainTracks,” is a perpetually unfolding collection of downloadable audio programs sewn together to poetically convey the intricacies of sociality in the confined spaces of public transport on the Bay Area Rapid Transit system (BART).
Born in Mexicali, Massey works in the mediums of sound, video, installation, and performance. His projects reflect an interest in the way our sense of interiority is constructed and negotiated in relation to public structures of interaction and traversal.
DANM faculty members Elliot Anderson, Sharon Daniel, Ed Osborn and Margaret Morse also participated in ISEA2006 and ZeroOne San Jose. Anderson, an assistant professor of art, presented a poster session titled “Unnatural Selection,” which he produced in collaboration with DANM graduate students Tyler Freeman, Adam Jerugim, James Khazar, Nichole Smith, Synthia Payne, no.e sunflowrfish and Alan Tollefson. The series of projects in “Unnatural Selection” examined human and cultural understanding of and in relationship to the natural environment. Daniel’s “Palabras,” an interactive exhibition of videos created in a series of workshops at cultural centers in two impoverished shantytowns in Buenos Aires and in a workshop in San Jose, also was shown. Daniel, a professor of Film and Digital Media, also presented a paper titled “Public Secrets: information and social knowledge.” Osborn’s “Wandering Eye,” an interactive video installation that produced images and sounds from video input gathered by an array of lenses in motion, was shown evenings at the San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art. Osborn, assistant professor of art, also participated in a SoundCulture panel discussion. SoundCulture is an international collective doing sound-related work that explores artistic and cultural contexts for this work outside of the traditional modes of presentation of music. Morse, DANM chair and professor of Film and Digital Media, served as a member of the International Program Committee for ISEA2006 and ZeroOne San Jose.
Ramirez participates in LA festival, UCSB conference
Film and Digital Media
Morgan to return to Santa Cruz for Rio Theater screening
Quality of Life received a Special Mention at the Berlin International Film Festival in 2004. That year it was also screened at the Seattle International Film Festival, the Cinequest Film Festival, and the Stockholm International Film Festival.
Morgan is expected to visit a Film and Digital Media class while he is in Santa Cruz for the screening.
Boyes helps launch SciFi magazine
Boyes also has been appointed to the Board of Directors of a new project connected to the Baen Free Library (www.baen.com/library). This year a nonprofit foundation called the Science Fiction Public Library debuted to provide unencrypted ebooks to disabled readers worldwide, and to provide a place for midlist writers to ensure that their works never go "out of print." One of the very last things science fiction editor and publisher Jim Baen did before his death in June 2006 was to provide for the Baen Free Library to be used as the seed for the Science Fiction Public Library, according to Boyes.
Boyes’s primary day job is editor in chief of the award-winning technical trade magazine Control and its array of digital products, including its website, www.controlglobal.com. Control has won numerous awards for both editorial and design excellence, and is the leading publication in the process automation and control engineering marketplace, Boyes says.
Boyes also is a partner in Spitzer and Boyes LLC, www.spitzerandboyes.com, which does business consulting and analysis for technical companies, as well as publishing the "Consumer Guide to..." series of analytical volumes on field sensors and control systems. He is also the editor of the Instrumentation Reference Book, 3rd Edition and co-author of eBusiness in Manufacturing.Next year two of Boyes’s science fiction and fantasy stories will be published—"That'll Be the Day" in Ring of Fire II Anthology, edited by Eric Flint, Baen 2007; and "Midsummer Nightmare" in Something Magic This Way Comes Anthology, edited by Sarah A. Hoyt, DAW, 2007.
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