Margaret Dolinsky is an Associate Professor and Research Scientist at the H.R. Hope School of Fine Arts at Indiana University Bloomington. She creates interactive art for high-speed networks and collaborative art experiences for the CAVE Automated Virtual Environment. Her recent work involves digital projections for opera and experimental cinema. Her research focuses on how art aesthetics provokes shifts in perception and enhances sensory awareness.
Dolinsky is a researcher with the Centre for Advanced Inquiry in the Integrative Arts at the University of Plymouth, U.K. She co-chairs the IS&T/SPIE Engineering Reality of Virtual Reality conference. Exhibitions include SIGGRAPH, Ars Electronica, ICC, and the Walker Art Center USA. Her work is published in Leonardo, Discover, Computer Graphics World, US News and World Report and ACM's Computer Graphics. Lectures include Tsinghua University (China), Ciber@rts Bilboa (Spain), Sensorial Net (Brazil), BEAP (Australia), and ISEA (France). She received an MFA in Electronic Visualization from University of Illinois at Chicago.
Images courtesy of Margaret Dolinsky
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- Intermedia Festival Indianapolis April 24-26, 2010 http://music.iupui.edu/intermedia/
The Intermedia Festival was a unique series of concerts and events presenting futuristic modes of live performance in the telematic and media arts. Telematic art synthesizes live traditional performing arts with computers, media and telecommunications. The Intermedia Festival featured artists, musicians, videographers, dancers, actors and writers from around the world.
- Emotable Portraits at Marion county Public Library Central Branch (interactive video)
- Six Friends at IUPUI Virtual Reality Theater (interactive 3D stereo virtual reality art)
Visiting artist Beihang University Beijing China
Annunciation and Visitation
“Annunciation + Visitation” http://dolinsky.fa.indiana.edu/A+V/
Oct 2009 opera in collaboration with the American Opera Theater and IU Jacobs School of Music
“Annunciation + Visitation” is a performance combining seemingly incongruent musical compositions with experimental staging, and the significant use of new technologies. The project explores how technology can be thematically integrated into the dramatic and musical arts, while at the same time confronting issues relevant to the contemporary social and political discourse.
The two combined works, songs by preeminent American composer George Crumb and the Lecons de Tenebre of Francois Couperin, were presented in two free performances in the fall of 2009 at the Buskirk Chumley Theater for the Indiana University and Bloomington communities. The performance featured video projection design by Hope School of Fine Arts Professor Margaret Dolinsky, students from Jacobs School of Music, award winning American Opera Theater's artistic director Timothy Nelson and performers Rebecca Duren and Emily Noel, and technical and programming support from the Pervasive Technologies Institute Advanced Visualization Lab.
Dean Johnson Gallery May 2009
Dreamtime Exhibition, Indianapolis IN
IEEE VR 2009 Workshop on Perceptual Illusions in Virtual Environments
The PIVE workshop was held in conjunction with IEEE VR 2009 in Lafayette, Louisiana in March, 2009. The IEEE VR 2009 Workshop on Perceptual Illusions in Virtual Environments was the first international workshop focused on the topic of perceptual illusions in VEs and was held to foster discussions among participants and to provide an intensive exchange between industrial and academic researchers working on various perception research problems.
Technoetic Arts focuses upon the juncture between art, technology and the mind. Divisions between academic areas of study, once rigidly fixed, are gradually dissolving due to developments in science and cultural practice. This fusion has had a dramatic effect upon the scope of various disciplines. In particular, the profile of art has radically evolved in our present technological culture.
Oranje Festival Indianapolis IN
Dolinsky exhibited interactive video and Virtual environments with dancers. ORANJE is a contemporary art & music event showcasing progressive artists and musicians. The goal of ORANJE is to create an interactive experience of art and music presented in a stimulating, urban environment.