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The Body Electric – an Invitational Exhibition at UW Whitewater

Over the past several years I have been managing the University of Wisconsin – Whitewater Motion Capture Studio. Our space is relatively small and we use a markerless system manufactured by Organic Motion. I was drawn to the use of MOCAP in animation because it offered a different way to make things move on the screen in relation to human movement. As I learned more about what MOCAP data looks like, I started to see potential for its use beyond conventional approaches that create figurative remediated versions of captured movements. This lead me to begin using samples from our studio…

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The Wrong

The Wrong is big. Really ridiculously, absurdly large. The sheer number and variety of works encompassed in this digital biennial is overwhelming, across its pavilions, curated pieces, and events. When this second iteration of The Wrong was about to launch, even organizer Guillo had not yet seen every work. The scale is mostly a positive thing — as someone fairly immersed in new media and net art, I found many pavilions filled with unfamiliar artists — it was great to break out of the digital art I’m exposed to through social media into currents of work that are farther afield. On the downside, the site offers…