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The Bits and Bricks and everything else in between.

Sri Wahyuni/ August 1, 2016

As an architecture student, I am interested in using digital technology to push the boundaries of urban design. I was able to attend the Bits and Bricks forum, hosted by the Senseable City Lab at MIT, with a 5CollDH microgrant. The forum aims to change the ways in which architecture and urban planning projects (the “Bricks”) can intersect with technological…

Dominicano Donde Sea

Omar Pineda/ July 12, 2016

60 Years of Globalization, Migration, and Integration in the Nikkei Dominican Community — A Microgrant Reflection by Omar Pineda From the streets of Little Tokyo in Los Angeles to those of São Paulo’s Liberdade district, Japan’s culture, media, and people have disseminated all over the world. Many have engaged the relationship between media and migration within the Japanese diaspora, focusing…

“Traveling Shot Over 26000 Miles”

Lucas C. Ospina/ May 3, 2016

“Traveling Shot Over 26000 Miles” is a multi-media research project that reframes the processes used to picture the world, including aerial photography, satellite imagery, maps and the analytical data tied to them. Incorporating three-channel video, hung images, (de)classified documents, and published reports, the project was installed in the Harold F. Johnson Library Gallery at Hampshire college from April 19-21, 2016.…

MuSyC – Music, Synaesthesia, Colour

Michelle "Misha" Oraa Ali/ April 26, 2016

MuSyC  is  a project  which  aims at  building  a music  to  colour  synaesthesia visualizer. Synaesthesia is a neurological phenomenon in which perception of a certain stimulus, such as the musical note ‘A’, involuntarily elicits another seemingly unrelated sensation, such as seeing the colour red. There are various types of synaesthesia, one of the most common of which is music to…

Danced Dreams: Creating Electronic Sound through Movement

Poorna Swami/ May 22, 2015

    as always, my senior thesis, is an evening-length performance of contemporary dance and poetry. The piece premiered on Saturday, April 18, 2015 at Mount Holyoke College.     At its core, as always draws from the classical Indian tradition of dancing in direct addresses, of moving to converse with a deity who is physically absent from the performance…

Points of Contact: Exploring the role of architecture in public social behavior at Amherst College

Sam Tang/ May 18, 2015

At Amherst College, social dynamics, especially in public spaces, are shaped in part by a phenomenon known as the “Amherst Awkward”. This is manifested in multiple ways: self-segregation in the dining hall, avoiding of eye contact when crossing paths outside, the lack of a sense of community, etc. I’ve personally been guilty of contributing to the Amherst Awkward at times and many of my peers…

Public Art .Fund: Testing What’s Real and What’s Not

Baillie Vensel/ March 13, 2015/ 0 comments

  How can digital technologies let us test the limits of what’s real and what’s not? 2014 5CollDH microgrant recipient Baillie Vensel (Smith College ’16) explores this question, and its socioeconomic dimensions, in her microgrant project Public Art . Fund. Learn more, in her own words: Public Art .Fund began as a project for the 5 College Studio Art Seminar in Social…

More than Beeps and Boops: A Trip to the 2nd Annual North American Conference on Video Game Music

Hyeonjin Park/ March 12, 2015

  When we talk about video games, our attention often goes to graphics, gameplay, or story. But there’s another powerful part of the video game experience—music. 2014 5CollDH microgrant recipient Hyeonjin Park (Mount Holyoke College ’15) traveled to the 2nd annual North American Conference on Video Game Music in Fort Worth, Texas, to learn more about sound’s role in how we play…

Museum of Forbidden Technologies

Emily Esten/ March 9, 2015

  How do you make a museum out of things that don’t exist? What’s the line between fact and fiction? 2014 5CollDH microgrant recipient Emily Esten (UMass–Amherst Junior) built a “Museum of Forbidden Technologies,” inspired by the popular podcast Welcome to Night Vale to ask just those questions. Learn more, in her own words:   Welcome to Night Vale is a bimonthly…