Digital Studies Center Art Exhibit Celebrates Maker Culture

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By Tom McLaughlin

The Digital Studies Center (DSC) at Rutgers University–Camden will host an opening reception for an art exhibition, titled “Kits, Plans, and Schematics,” from 4 to 6 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 15.

The reception will also serve as the launch of the fall 2015 issue of Hyperrhiz, a biannual, peer-reviewed online journal specializing in new media research and net art.

The event, which is free and open to the public, will be held in the Digital Studies Center’s ModLab, located in room 215 of the Fine Arts Building on the Rutgers–Camden campus.

hyperrhiz-copy2aThe exhibition, which will be on display in the ModLab throughout the semester, will showcase the physical objects and installations created from executable culture – blueprints, plans, 3D-printable files, recipes, and detailed documentation of performances, exhibits, and happenings – published in the latest issue of Hyperrhiz.

“Journals such as Hyperrhiz are offering scholars and authors a unique opportunity to share work that wouldn’t normally find a home in print-based journals and books,” says Jim Brown, director of the Digital Studies Center. “Artists in this exhibition are using technologies such as 3D printers and Arduino circuit boards to make unique arguments about digital culture. We’re thrilled to be able to exhibit this work and to welcome visitors to Rutgers–Camden to interact with it.”

Established in 2013, the Digital Studies Center at Rutgers–Camden is an interdisciplinary, collaborative research center that kick-starts, facilitates, supports, and promotes projects made possible by the convergence of digital technologies with the humanities, and the natural and social sciences.

For more information on Digital Studies Center activities, visit digitalstudies.camden.rutgers.edu.

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