University of Wisconsin--Madison. Department of Art / University of Wisconsin-Madison, Department of Art, quadrennial exhibition
Laurie Beth Clark [The everyday life of objects], pp. 14-15
14 PROFESSOR UW-Madison Department of Art: 1985- AREA: Non-Static Forms and Visual Culture 1983 MFA Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ 1981 MA University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, NM 1976 BA Hampshire College, Amherst, MA The Everyday Life of Objects explores the persistence of material culture in the electronic age. Visitors to the gallery navigate an interactive vir- tual maze full of ordinary objects. (It can also be accessed on line.) Many of the objects have touch sensors that activate audio files about our relationships to a particular object (though not the one illustrated) or to objects in a more general sense. Spectators will also have an oppor- tunity to contribute their own audio reflections on objecthood, which will later be integrated into the project. This virtual installation is mod- eled after the 1500 square foot maze installed in the Madison Enterprise Center in 1997. While the physical maze (documented in the previous faculty exhibition) included thousands of actual objects, the icons in the cyber installation have only a virtual life. They are artifacts of the extensive use made of the Internet for the exchange of objects through their images in the forms of catalogues sales, auctions, barter, and self-representation. The digital project (developed in Maya soft- ware and then translated into VRML code for viewing with Cortona) was constructed by Adelle Roberts with Thomas Bleigh, Joseph Connelly, Amanda Downer, Andy Gardner, Joseph Kerkman, Cedar Marie, and Michael Velliquette.
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