My Digital Humanities Fellowship, The Continuation….

  5CollDH Undergraduate Fellow and Mount Holyoke College student Eunice Esomonu’s project consists of four public art installations that use elements of hip hop culture to gain perspective on interactive multimedia production. This is her third post of three. You can click through to read the first and second installments, or read an interview with Eunice by Jeffrey Moro.   The Semester and the fellowship has ended but it is another beginning with this project. My idea and concept for this project … Read More

Making a Statement Both Physically and Digitally

  5CollDH Undergraduate Fellow and Mount Holyoke College student Eunice Esomonu’s project consists of four public art installations that use elements of hip hop culture to gain perspective on interactive multimedia production. This is her second post of three. You can click through to read the first and third installments, or read an interview with Eunice by Jeffrey Moro. Hip Hop is a culture about making a statement in any type of way, from rapping lyrics, to tagging on walls, to … Read More

Mixing Tech and Hip-Hop with 5CollDH Fellow Eunice Esomonu

Over the next few months, we’re running interviews with 5CollDH Student Fellows to learn more about their projects and research process. We continue our series with Eunice Esomonu, a senior at Mount Holyoke College. What is your 5CollDH project about?My project seeks to search and convey the intersection of hip hop and technology through interactive installations inspired by the four elements of hip hop: DJing/Turntablism, Graffiti, Breaking, and MCing/Rapping. I want to be able to convey the connection between hip-hop culture … Read More

Hip Hop and The Use of Technology

  5CollDH Undergraduate Fellow and Mount Holyoke College student Eunice Esomonu’s project consists of four public art installations that use elements of hip hop culture to gain perspective on interactive multimedia production. This is her first post of three. You can click through to read the second and third installments, or read an interview with Eunice by Jeffrey Moro.   I’ve always had an interest in hip hop and how it influences people not only in the United States but worldwide. MCing/Rapping, … Read More

Points of Contact:
Exploring the role of architecture in public social behavior at Amherst College

A typical interaction between two people first involves some sort of initiation of contact followed by a reciprocation of that contact, and culminates in a sustained cycle of action and reaction between them (figure 1). When the Amherst Awkward happens, this cycle is disrupted by social barriers. Students will choose not to reciprocate an invitation to interact, or both parties will not even attempt to make contact, and the interaction cycle never kicks off (figure 2). The most alarming aspect of this disruption is … Read More

Public Art .Fund: Testing What’s Real and What’s Not

  How can digital technologies let us test the limits of what’s real and what’s not? 2014 5CollDH microgrant recipient Baillie Vensel (Smith College ’16) explores this question, and its socioeconomic dimensions, in her microgrant project Public Art . Fund. Learn more, in her own words: Public Art .Fund began as a project for the 5 College Studio Art Seminar in Social Practice taught by Amanda Herman that took place during the Fall semester of 2014.Originally the goal was to create a … Read More

An Imagined Product Launch for a Very-Not-Imaginary Product

    Where does the device stop and you begin? What’s it like to live as a machine? These are familiar questions to science fiction literature, but take on shocking new stakes in 2014-15 5CollDH undergraduate fellow Wouter Schievink’s project. Through a series of public art installations exploring robotics, organic material, and interactivity, his project interrogates our physical relationships with ephemeral technologies. In his own words:    Hello, my name is Tom, co-founder of Skinskin.I’m so glad that all of you could make … Read More