People Deserve New Interactive Experiences with Creative Technology. Minneapolis Center for Digital Art will offer Creative Tech Exhibits & Activities to Help Create a Better World through Unexpected Participatory Experiences, Social Connectivity, and Inclusive Practice
PROJECTS & GOALS FOR 2016/2017
"[Creative Tech] Art for a Better World" has been the mission, and meaning, of most my work with MplsDigitalArt and MuseumDraw, in the studio, gallery, presentations and social media. After the election I felt really numb at the art space for a couple weeks. I felt like I hit a hollow-spot..I found myself asking "So What?" a lot. Even though I have been working on a show opening in two weeks that is an exhibit highlighting a partnership with survivors of domestic abuse, I saw a need for using the space with a more aggressive and rigorous commitment to a better world by changing the mission to the name: Better World Museum. I feel fortunate that I'm able to change, with agility and efficiency, to the most relevant issues of today.
Over 65 Survivors of Domestic Abuse drew Purple Flowers on iPads. Artists Hattie Ball, Seth Gibson and Paige Dansinger transformed the drawings into an Interactive Digital Video, A Virtual Reality Empathy Experience, and Installation.
A free public event, Dec. 8th, 5-8pm, is the Grand Opening of the #5to10 Community Placemaking Partnership Project, with the Domestic Abuse Project (DAP). Funded by Hennepin Theatre Trust's #5to10, Partners in Public Spaces, and Southwest Airlines. Read more
Participants will watch custom MakeART videos on iPads mounted to a giant work table to learn simple creative tech projects. All the materials needed to experience creating these self-guided projects will be available in bins at the table to: solder LEDs, create LED Throwies, create a #wearabletech patch with LEDs & conductive thread, experiment with conductive ink, and more rotating projects! Pose at the #SelfieWall and take a photo with your finished works for Instagram. Fun - Quick - Cool... 20 min ArtLab!
Imagine a room full of projectors with iPads. Participants draw the theme of the week, or their own designs. When the image is uploaded options for creating merchandise, delivered to their home, and an option to make a charitable donation to local non-profit organizations will be offered. At the T-shirt station, print your own t-shirt with your iPad drawings using a heat-press for wearable digital surface design creation in live-time.