In recognition of Earth Day – celebrating its 50th year – Scott Deal has spearheaded an event called Earth Day Art Model where art and technology meet online. It will take place for 24 hours straight, starting at 8 p.m. Tuesday, April 21.
Deal is a professor of music technology with the Purdue School of Engineering and Technology at IUPUI. He is also the director of the David Tavel Arts and Technology Research Center based at the school.
If you had the opportunity to check out Scott Deal perform at last year’s Fata Morgana Music Festival, you would have been able to get a sense of what he talks about when he talks about telematic art. At Fata Morgana. Deal performed a piece by composer Christopher Biggs on vibraphone and interactive electronics. Other musicians integrated their performances with video and dance elements into a high-tech hybrid called telematic art.
“Telematic art synthesizes mediums such as music, dance, drama, and visual arts with internet-based media and performance content,” says Deal.