Artbotics Exhibition: “PLAY”

April 26-May 5, Tuesday-Saturday 12noon-5pm
Reception: Tuesday April 26, 6-9pm

By Ian Ndicu
Ian Ndicu, Exasperated, 2011

Work from UMass Lowell’s Artbotics class and the Revolving Museum’s Artbotics program are a part of Boston Cyberarts!

119 Gallery features works from UMass Lowell students in the collaborative “Artbotics’’ program. The opening reception, on April 26 6-9pm, is conjunction the Revolving Museum’s “Other Side” Artbotics exhibit which includes a live video connection with the Revolving Museum and a shuttle bus between the installations! On the hour and half hour, the bus leaves the 119 Gallery. At 15 and 45 minutes past the hour, the bus will leave the Revolving Museum.

Participating 119 artists:
Jonathan Marc Cloutier, Christopher Joseph Conklin, Brian Paul Demerjian, Julia Beth Donigian, Kristen Page Dubis, Samantha Christine Durant, Laura May Eames, Duy Dinh Hoang, Dung Hoang Anh Le, Christopher Luis Lopez, Patrick Michael Lynch, Nathan Alexander Maillet, Eric J McCann, Alyssa D McCann, Kristin M Morrissey, Ian Ngugi Ndicu, Jared Stephen Peters, Juan F Rios, Matthew Robert Schwartz, Alex James Staples, Tuan D Vu

Artbotics is:
– Learning about art, computer science, and robotics by creating interactive, public exhibits.
– A collaboration between UMass Lowell’s Computer Science & Art departments with the Revolving Museum (located in downtown Lowell, MA).
– An 8-week summer program piloted by a group of Lowell HS graduates and UMass Lowell students.
– A four-credit undergraduate course open to anyone at UMass Lowell (first offered Spring 2007).
– An after-school program for students of Lowell High School.
– A week-long summer camp for middle school students.
– Day-long workshops for educators of art, science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) subjects.
– A set of materials and approaches that you can adapt to your curriculum.
– A project supported by the National Science Foundation (CNS-0540564 and CNS-0837739), as part of the Broadening Participation in Computing program. Also funded by the National Endowment for the Arts.

The Artbotics college course is taught by Computer Science Professor Holly Yanco, Fine Arts Professor Ellen Wetmore, and UML Alum Adam Norton. The course numbers are 91.117 (Computer Science) and 70.100 (Art).

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One Response to Artbotics Exhibition: “PLAY”

  1. 119 Gallery says:

    Justin Kwan’s article on Artbotics.