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Stephanie Wu

Digital Artist in Markham

Virtual Artifacts/Internet Art Culture

PRESENTED ON SEP 30, 2016
IN MARKHAM @ VOL 12

Stephanie Wu is a new media artist examining the role of escapism in today’s society and creates imaginary spaces using digital animations and installations. Digital arts have shifted our ideals of what art looks like and how it should be experienced. Her talk questions if the Internet can be an art medium. 

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The Wolfsonian Digital

BY DEREK MERLEAUX
@ VOL 20 ON DEC 01, 2012

Derek Merleaux explains his role in digitizing the collection at the Wolfsonian, as he has worked over the past two years to make their archive available over the internet. With a decent portion of the work now online, his job has evolved to answer questions posed by the new technology.

"Presentation of the Day" on March 7, 2013.

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Internet Babies: Kawaii Happy and Fruity Free

BY IDEAL CORPUS
@ VOL 115 ON JUN 25, 2014

Ideal Corpus are a French DJ duo who define themselves as visual artists in the post internet age. Their philosophy is radical enthusiasm, encouraging people to always find happiness and positivity even through hardships. They utilize the internet, and of course dancing, as a way to connect people.

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Mona Lisa 2.0

BY STEFAN VAN RIJN
@ VOL 10 ON APR 22, 2014

Mona Lisa 2.0 is an online project providing insight into the wide range of digital reproductions of the 'Mona Lisa' on the internet. Exploration based on  composition and themes (such as color, shape, context and perception) unveals an exciting visual discovery. Ironically new critical pieces of art resurrect from the ashes of the broken reproduced Mona Lisa. This discovery is a critical statement about the malleability, manipulation and sometimes crudity of the Internet.

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Life Needs Internet

BY JEROEN VAN LOON
@ VOL 10 ON APR 22, 2014

Life Needs Internet aims to document how we currently feel about the Internet. This differs per culture, generation, country or even city; there is no global digital culture. While in 2013 39% of the world’s population had access to the Internet, writing a letter is still a technology that is roughly available to anyone. It’s a simple, low-cost and low-tech way to document thoughts and feelings. The global influence of the Internet is preserved through a traditional medium; each handwritten letter is a unique cultural artefact. Together these letters create an archaeological insight into digital culture.

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Digital Art

BY YUKIKO SHIKOTO
@ JAPANESE ART OR ART IN JAPAN? ON FEB 19, 2015

Yukiko Shikoto explores the world between art and digital technology. She talks about Japanese artists that use technology to create wonderful and beautiful digital art.

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Internet Yami Ichi!

BY CHRIS ROMERO
@ VOL 3 ON FEB 20, 2015

Chris Romero and Eri Takane are bringing the Internet Yamiichi from Japan here to Brooklyn! They take us on a historical journey of this internet black market, where you will find internet-based goods in real life! 

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The Internet is Having a Good Laugh

BY DALE WEISS
@ VOL 12 ON MAY 23, 2015

Dale Weiss has strong evidence the internet has become self-aware. Mark Zuckerberg is no longer in control of your Facebook news feed. However, contrary to popular science fiction predictions, the internet just wants to have a good laugh with us humans.

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Virtual Poetry

BY SERGIO RAMOS
@ VOL 11 ON OCT 10, 2015

Computers have been around for a while now but in some ways they have remained underused. Just like a paint brush can be used to paint a door or to paint a piece of art, the computer has the same duality. Just like the paint brush, the computer requires a skill set to explore its creative and poetic potential. Sergio Ramos discusses how computers allow us to create virtual poetry. When this was realized, preconceived notions of how a computer should be used, have been restricting us from looking into how the computer works and how can one extrapolate its processes.

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Art and Virtual Reality: Staging the Real with Accessible Technology

BY RONNIE CLARKE
@ VOL 11 ON MAY 06, 2016

"How do you log off in the real life? How do I separate from my digital self? I think you have to be unconscious."

In Art and Virtual Reality: Staging the Real with Accessible Technology from PechaKucha Night Markham Vol. 11, Ronnie Clarke is an artist focusing in media and performance, whose current work addresses the body, the self and social relationships in physical and digital spaces.  Her talk brings art and accessible technology together to question what it means to be present and to really interact with one another.

This was "PechaKucha of the Day" on Tuesday, September 6th, 2016.