The Department of Digital + Media
Rhode Island School of Design


“Since the Epoch” Exhibition Review

Earlier this month students in Digital + Media participated in Since the Epoch, an exhibition at Boston Cyberarts Gallery that caught the attention of the local creative community.

In its review, the Boston Hassle lauded the variety and depth of imagination on view during the three-day show, which was curated by first-year students Ben Aron MFA 18 DM and Cody Filardi MFA 18 DM. Among the works singled out by reviewer Maryam Yoon was Xibaba, a levitating “GIF sculpture” by Joe Winograd MFA 18 DM

…and Poetic Visualizations, a multimedia installation by Kristen Shea MFA 18 DM. Yoon writes that Shea’s combination of poetry, 3D animation and sculpture results in a piece where “these three forms of representation… occupy separate yet deeply interconnected cognitive spaces.”

Featuring video, algorithmically manipulated text and a performance piece by Jeremiah Johnson MFA 18 DM (below, from an exhibition at the new sound performance studio on campus), among other works, the show testified to the diversity of work emanating from the department.

“Science Fiction to Science Fabrication,” aka “Pulp to Prototype,”

The Atlantic features and article on Sophia Brueckner (dm12) and fellow MIT Media Lab researcher Dan Novy who are teaching “Science Fiction to Science Fabrication,” aka “Pulp to Prototype,” a course that mines these “fantastic imaginings of the future” for analysis of our very real present. Read article.

2009 Commencement, May 30th

Congratulations to the Digital + Media class of 2009 and all of their fellow RISD graduates!

2011 MFA Show!

The 2011 RISD MFA show is open @ the Providence Convention Center
May 19th – June 4th

See reviews of the show below: