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Art and Tech Intersect in DU’s Emergent Digital Practices Program

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Jon Stone

Media Relations Manager

Jon Stone

Theresa Ahrens

Director of Communications

Theresa Ahrens

Madeline Phipps

Senior Media Relations Specialist

Madeline Phipps
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Emergent Digital Practices (EDP) – which embraces everything from socially conscious video games to public art and scholarly critique – is a fusion of DU’s former Digital Media Studies and Electronic Media Arts & Design programs. EDP has evolved just about as rapidly as the tools and theories it builds upon, forcing students and teachers to constantly update their thinking about the ways in which art and technology interact.

Travis Powell, a student in DU’s EDP program, is the mastermind behind the traveling exhibit known as Mobile Projection DU. His vehicle mashes 19th and 21st century together in a bizarrely practical whole. Black matte-painted 2x4’s have been measured, sawed and nailed together to support sophisticated mechanical equipment and software.

To read more about the EDP program in the winter 2017 edition of the DU Magazine, click here.

Watch how Powell’s traveling exhibit came to life this fall on the DU campus.