Category Archives: special projects

New WordPress Theme

Original BaseLayer theme
Original BaseLayer theme

I’ve been developing a new version of my wordpress theme for quite a while now and finally have it to a point that I like and have installed it on my site (you’re looking at it right now). There are a few artists using the theme already, and I worked with a design friend to come up with a nice, flexible overall layout. It has a stronger grid than my last design, and many more typography tools that are accessible within the WordPress admin area.

I’m giving away the theme for free and will be gradually updating the documentation to explain what it can do. For example, I personally don’t use pop-up galleries, but a lot of people use them so I have several versions of Colorbox built into the theme. Simply typing in the shortcode [gallery_colorbox] will create a default pop-up gallery. More info and downloads can be found here.

Galileo Full dome and Live theater

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Students from the University of Colorado Denver have created full dome animation for a live play being staged at the Denver Museum of Nature and Science. Galileo.the father of modern science explores selected events and incidents from the career and personal life of Galileo Galilei, the renowned astronomer-mathematician-physicist-philosopher famous for the invention of the telescope and the creation of modern scientific methodology.

Details and reservations for the Jan. 19th and 20th performances are here.

Joan of Arc: a Constellation of Voices

a performance work in an immersive environment

Original Score by Carlton Bacon
Conceived and Developed by Laura Cuetara
Art Direction by Bryan Leister
Light Design by Daniel Neafus
Featuring Dan Hiester, Petra Ulrych, and Dylan Hiester
Set Design and Animation by UCD students in Digital Design
Performed at the Denver Museum of Nature & Science
Continue reading Joan of Arc: a Constellation of Voices

Digital Body – Kinetic Sculptures

This fall students in interactive design will be collaborating with sculpture students on a kinetic sculpture project about the Digital Body. I am very interested in the topic of how we are existing today, whether our online state is significantly different from our off-line. Continue reading Digital Body – Kinetic Sculptures

Curator’s Incubator

The six artists included in anti-matter: recontextualizing the material all use materials in an individualistic way that emphasizes process, instability and familiarity. The incorporation of high and low materials by artists represents a shift in attitudes towards the conventional that is culturally significant and personal at the same time. The work of Suzanna Fields, Helen Frederick, Alberto Gaitan, Morgan Kennedy, Susan Noyes and Jennie Thwing are representative of how artists are searching for new interpretations and meanings from common materials. Through recombinant technology, whether digitally based or not, these artists reflect a yearning for familiar ground in a changing landscape.

Essay for the catalogue, co-authored by Susan Serafin and Bryan Leister