The CCAM Visiting Artists program selects artists from a broad range of disciplines to participate in a short-term artist residency on campus. During their time at CCAM, Visting Artists are encouraged to collaborate with Yale students and faculty to create an experiment or creative process that extends their practice. Artists will also have access to technical feedback, CCAM equipment and use of the CCAM facilities during the term of their residency. At the end of the residency artists can choose how to present their progress such as a participatory workshop or installation.
CCAM is thrilled to announce the Machines in Residence for Fall of 2019. This pilot program is based on the traditional artist residency, but instead of bringing artists--- we are bringing in machines. CCAM Director Dana Karwas explains this first fleet of eleven machines in residence are intended to be used outside of the original context they were meant for. She sees them as characters participating in a larger dialogue around art making and creative practice. As part of their year-long residency, the machines will develop collaborations with students and faculty, participate in curricular activities, and will assist the Yale community with creative experimentation in developing new bodies of work.
Please join us in welcoming the 2019 Machines in Residence!
Yale University and Hewlett Packard have partnered in an applied research program to explore the area of blended reality. Faculty and students work within this program will blur the lines between the physical and digital worlds, easing the transition of an idea from imagination, to design, to realization. The goal is to democratize 3D design, augmented reality, digital imaging and 3D fabrication technologies, removing the high learning bars that currently exist. This will open new creative outlets for artists, scientists, researchers and designers.
The center’s work has primarily concentrated on the realm of XR, comprising a spectrum of Virtual- and Augmented-Reality media. The center’s Blended Reality Collective is comprised faculty and graduate students who have committed to explore XR as an agent of change in collaborative art making.