By Carlos Pacheco

Corrupted, is a series of distorted photo albums. With the advent of digital technology came a de-materialization not only of ourselves but of the photographic medium. The photo album, which in the past was exclusively a physical object shared among friends and family, has been mostly replaced by virtual means of sharing through social media and online photo-streams. The physical albums in this series, all specifically purchased through online auction sites are relics of a pre-virtual era filtered through this digital realm. Obtaining these memories no longer requires physical human interaction; they are obtained anonymously under the guise of a screen name. There is no physical transaction, no physical monies traded for these objects. A few clicks of a mouse and these objects are sent and received not unlike digital files via the internet. . In their final state, these new...

Tools & Access: Adobe CS2

By Nathaniel Berger

As a technologist, a maker, and an arts empowerer -trying at least – I just thought you might like to know that Adobe (maker of various digital content creation tools) now offers an older version of their software suite for commercial and educational uses for free, $0, nada. This is something that you or your students might want to pickup. This is a great opportunity, especially if academics are not required to purchase a new version, as this version would be extremely helpful for creating audio, video, still, print, and web works. Check it out while it lasts: http://www.adobe.com/downloads/cs2_downloads/index.html  


By Chet Miller

For the first mainstage of the season, the OU School of Theatre performed Eurydice by Sarah Ruhl. The @Lab was essential for all aspects of the projection design. At one point, the title character falls down a flight of stairs, tumbling all the way to the underworld. This was filmed in the Ohio University Pool, edited in the @Lab and then projected onto plastic drops all over the stage during the performance. A few of the other projections are the high rise apartment of the Nasty Interesting Man and the falling petals of Eurydice’s wedding.

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