Category: DAT401 – Strategies for Digital Art & Technology

This module focuses on developing creative strategies and exploring wider artistic concepts such as deconstruction, collaboration and intervention. This module introduces students to practical and creative processes through lectures, exercises and practical work.

DAT 401 – Assignment – Week 4 – Remixes Mashups and the Readymade

Brief: Working individually or in your groups, produce an intervention/remix/readymade action that will be documented as a short film. Your intervention can be street-based, in a public place, or part of your home or univeristy life. It can also take place online, e.g. an adbust, mashup or remix. Myself and Jordan Trembeth decided to create… Read More »

DAT 401 – #LoveYourMorphology: Blade Runner vs

Following on from the previous post, I spent some time mashing up some clips from my favourite movie, Blade Runner, with the audio from the latest television advert. I find‘s adverts annoying upbeat and optimistic, but this was perfect to juxtapose with the gloomy distopian visuals of the film. And here’s the result:

DAT 401 – Assignment – Week 3 – Disinformation

Brief: Working in a small group (3-4 students) produce a project that:a) Subverts an existing information medium, data set, or mode of surveillance (spreading false information – disinformation) or b) Offers an alternative method of communication or avoidance Nazca Lines: Giant ancient line art drawn in the Peruvian desert so large that it can only… Read More »

DAT 401 – Assignment – Week 2 – Crowdsourcing & Collaboration

Brief: Produce a crowdsourced 2D image, illustration, animation, film, sound piece or music track. Working in a group of three, we decided to produce a crowdsourced film made up of short video clips of contributors reading a line each from the opening song of TV series, The Fresh Prince of Bel Air. “Crowdsourcing is the process… Read More »

DAT 401 – Assignment – Week 1 – Divergent Technology

Brief: Produce an instructional illustration for a divergent use. Results of brainstorming (with self): After receiving the assignment, my initial idea was to utilise a set of headphones (the kind used for listening to music) as a compact hanging basket with self-watering arrangement. However, during my 45 minute walk home, I developed a different idea… Read More »