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Four student-faculty projects in creative computer use have won support, totaling more than than $7,500, from the new Jeff and Cynthia Treuhaft Fund for Art Technology.
- Nicholas Arze, UWW, and faculty advisor Stan McGaughey. To support Bird Talk, a performance and installation addressing the caging of the natural world, the grant includes motion-activated audio equipment, birdcages, artificial birds and flowers, and rehearsal space in New York City.
- Lucas Chute 05 and David Yergan 80, theater manager. For a production of Ionescos Man with Bags, the grant covers Isadora video-manipulation software and equipment to incorporate video into live theater performance.
- Damon Cook, UWW, and music professor Tony Holland. For interactive installations and Internet broadcast, and for a collaboration with the Robots-in-Residence installation from Central Washington University, the grant covers a computer system and audio mastering software.
- Sean Mattison 08 and English professor Tom Lewis. Facilitating a gallery installation including visitor-activated audio and video, the funding covers an I-CubeX digital-music controller plus Max/MSP and Jitter software.
When the projects are completed, the hardware and software will stay at Skidmore and be available for future use. The Treuhafts, both 1991 graduates, live in California, where Jeff (a former Netscape executive) is an Internet consultant. Their art-and-technology fund makes grants annually.