Kiran Bhumber‘s M.A. in Media Arts thesis Phulkari is an multimedia performance that explores diasporic South Asian identity and the concept of ‘cultural memory’ through contemporary media technologies. The basis of the piece is the Phulkari, a traditional Punjabi textile. The piece incorporates dance, music, motion tracking, and live image projection.

Distributed Mechanical Actuation of Percussion

Eric Sheffield‘s M.A. in Media Arts Thesis “Distributed Mechanical Actuation of Percussion” explored the collaborative design (with performers) of mechanically actuated percussion instruments. Control of the mechatronic system was shared and distributed among performers and between them and the computer. Performances by Shane Jones, David Newton, and Chris Sies, University of Michigan, Winter 2015.

Tile Array
Metal band