ABOUT

VRCamp is an Art + Technology based program utilizing internet and WebVR as a medium for the exploration and creation of immersive practices correlating art and technology. VRCamp provides students an opportunity to explore the possibility of creating art using emerging technologies in a hands-on workshop. The program introduces the basic history of computers and their languages with a focus on the history of art related to the digital revolution.

 

OUR MEDIA

In-House WebVR Studio.VRcamp.info App

Oculus Rift / HTC Pro

Structure IOS (3D scanner)

TEAM*

Rodolfo Peraza
Artist / Instructor
phone: +1 (786) 8007197
email: rperaza@mud.foundation

Jommy Barbán
Software Engineer
email: jbarban@mud.foundation

Computer + Art Time-Line

COMPUTER + ART

ARTISTS TIMELINE (SHORT VERSION)

“Skin has become inadequate in interfacing with reality. Technology has become the body’s new membrane of existence.”

N.J. Paik

(1960) Desmond, Artist: Paul Henry, Picture by Drawing Machine 1, c.

Desmond Paul Henry (1921–2004) was a Manchester University Lecturer and Reader in Philosophy (1949–82). He was one of the first British artists to experiment with machine-generated visual effects at the time of the emerging global computer art movement of the 1960s

(1969) Hello, Artist: Allan Kaprow

In 1969, Kaprow created «Hello,» an interactive video happening for «The Medium Is the Medium,» a thirty-minute experimental television program with six visual artists. Five television cameras and twenty-seven monitors connected four remote locations over a closed-circuit television network.

(1984) Good Morning, Mr. Orwell, Artist: Nam June Paik

“Good Morning, Mr. Orwell” was the first international satellite “installation” by Nam June Paik, a South Korean-born American artist often credited with inventing video art. It occurred on New Year’s Day, 1984. The event, which Paik saw as a rebuttal to George Orwell’s dystopian vision of 1984, linked WNET TV in New York and the Centre Pompidou in Paris live via satellite, as well as hooking up with broadcasters in Germany and South Korea. It aired nationwide in the US on public television and reached an audience of over 25 million viewers worldwide. (Wiki)

(1992-97) Programmed Machines, Artist: Maurizio Bolognini

Maurizio Bolognini (born July 27, 1952) is a post-conceptual media artist. His installations are mainly concerned with the aesthetics of machines,[1] and are based on the minimal and abstract activation of technological processes that are beyond the artist’s control,[2] at the intersection of generative art, public art and e-democracy. (wiki)

(2006) ABE AND MO SING THE BLOGS, Artist: Marisa Olson and Abe Lincoln

The work consists of a number of collected blog posts that are performed as songs by ‘Abe and Mo’, I presume this is the artist accompanied by a reanimated presence of Abraham Lincoln.

(1965) Hommage à Paul Klee 13/9/65 Nr.2, Artist: Frieder Nake

This screenprint was created from a plotter drawing produced using a computer program, or algorithm, written by the artist Frieder Nake (born 1938, Germany). It is based on a painting by Paul Klee, entitled ‘High Roads and Byroads’, 1929, now in the Ludwig Museum, Cologne.

(1966)Young Nude, Artist: Kenneth C. Knowlton and Leon Harmon

Computer-generated «Nude» by Ken Knowlton and Leon Harmon, Bell Laboratories 12ft. long in black and day-glo green. The reclining nude represented the first experiment to scan a photograph into a computer and reconstitute it with a gray scale, using 12 discreet levels of gray, produced by mathematical and electronic symbols.

(1970) Mandala, Magenta Plains, Artist: Lillian Schwartz

Lillian Schwartz is an artist, filmmaker, art historian, researcher and theorist. Her work was the first in the medium of computer art to be acquired by The Museum of Modern Art (New York)

(1995) Electronic Superhighway: Continental U.S., Alaska, Hawaii Artist: Nam June Paik

Nam June Paik, Electronic Superhighway: Continental U.S., Alaska, Hawaii, 1995, fifty-one channel video installation (including one closed-circuit television feed), custom electronics, neon lighting, steel, and wood; color, sound, Smithsonian American Art Museum.

(2002) Super Mario Clouds, Artist: Corey Arcangel

Super Mario Clouds is an old Mario Brothers cartridge which I modified to erase everything but the clouds. Check below for the ROM, a link to the source code, a gif, and instructions on how 2 make it yourself. (Link)

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