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Presented By: Digital Studies Institute

Building Cyberfeminist Artifacts for XR Workshop

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Workshop Title: Building Cyberfeminist Artifacts for XR
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Time: Saturday, March 23, 11am-4pm (with a break between 12-1pm)
Place: North Quad 2275 (105 S. State Street)

In this workshop, we will explore various tools and technologies to craft extended reality (XR) artifacts that are representative of cyberfeminist themes. We will leverage a technique called constructive solid geometry to model our artifacts in TinkerCad, which is a web-based computer-aided design tool. We will then explore the use of a game engine, namely Unity, to bring these models into a virtual environment. We will port this environment to AR and VR platforms and view our designs in XR. We will also explore the workflow for giving physical form to our designs through 3D printing. The XR artifacts designed in this workshop will be showcased in an exhibition as part of the XR/XF: Extended Realities/Extended Feminisms project in April 2024, made possible by a grant from the Arts Initiative at the University of Michigan.

Anıl Çamcı is an Associate Professor and Director of Graduate Studies at the University of Michigan's Department of Performing Arts Technology. His work deals with worldmaking across a range of media from electronic music to Virtual Reality. He investigates creativity support and music performance at the intersection of immersive media, human-computer interaction, and spatial audio. Previously, he was a Postdoctoral Research Associate at the University of Illinois Chicago's Electronic Visualization Lab, where he led research into immersive systems. Prior to this appointment, Çamcı was a faculty member of the Istanbul Technical University, Center for Advanced Studies in Music, where he founded the Sonic Arts Program. His works have been featured throughout the world in leading journals, such as Organised Sound and Journal of New Music Research, and conferences, including NIME and IEEE VR. Çamcı's book The Cognitive Continuum of Electronic Music was published by Bloomsbury in 2022. His album Dekagon was released by Innova Recordings in 2022 as one of the eight albums selected through their first national call.

Yvette Granata is a media artist and digital media scholar. She is Assistant Professor at University of Michigan in the department of Film, Television and Media and the Digital Studies Institute. She creates immersive installations, video art, VR experiences, and interactive environments. Her work has been exhibited nationally and internationally at film festivals and art institutions including Slamdance, CPH:DOX, The Melbourne International Film Festival, The Annecy International Animation Festival, Images Festival, Harvard Carpenter Center for the Arts, The EYE Film Museum, McDonough Museum of Art, and Hallwalls Contemporary Art, among others. Her most recent VR project, I Took a Lethal Dose of Herbs, premiered at CPH:DOX in 2023, won best VR film at the Cannes World Film Awards, and received an Honorable Mention at Prix Ars Electronica in Linz Austria. Yvette has also published in Ctrl-Z: New Media Philosophy, Trace Journal, NECSUS: European Journal of Media Studies, International Journal of Cultural Studies and AI & Society.
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