imap: Digital Arts
Interdisciplinary Media Art Practices (IMAP) encompasses photo imaging, video, digital, sound, performance and related approaches to technology based art. This area embraces critical art practice from analog to digital, historical to cutting edge and everything in between.
The digital art discipline attracts interdisciplinary artists who are excited to integrate the use of new media technologies into their art practice.Faculty and students working in the area have exhibited their collaborative work internationally, especially in the growing fields of Internet art, game art, digital narrative and animation, live audio/visual performance, interactive installations, mobile phone cinema, web publishing, new media writing and experimental sound art. In addition, they have created the Experimental Digital Arts Studio (EDAS), a lab and seminar space that fosters a critical and collaborative art research environment where students investigate emerging art forms and media technologies that feed into their own evolving practice.
The discipline has developed the TECHNE practice-based research initiative in digital art and media studies. TECHNE has hosted scores of visiting artists and theorists including Cory Arcangel, McKenzie Wark, Christiane Paul, Paul Miller (aka DJ Spooky), Giselle Beiguelman, John F. Simon Jr., Mark Napier, Natalie Jeremijenko, Mark Tribe, John Klima, Alex Galloway, Marisa Olson, Ben Benjamin, Yael Kanarek, Randall Packer, and Lisa Jevbratt. Archives of these visits as well as more information about TECHNE can be found at http://art.colorado.edu