Psychasthenia 2 is an interactive artwork that explores the culture of psychological diagnosis and treatment within the context of a highly mediated consumer culture that often produces the ills it purports to treat. The project is a navigable 3D interactive space built with the game engine Unity.
Project was publicly displayed at the CHAT Festival in 2012. A related augmented reality version will be shown at CAA in February 2013.
The following guidelines are designed to help departments and faculty members implement effective evaluation procedures for hiring, reappointment, tenure, and promotion. They apply to scholars working with digital media as their subject matter and to those who use digital methods or whose work takes digital form.
Augmented Reality experience at CHAT Festival 2012
Kenan asked: What happens when we blur the line between what is virtual and what is real, and what are the dangers or opportunities in doing so?
'Psychasthenia' is an immersive artwork and psychological diagnostic environment. Therapeutic clients plug into the system's sensors and navigate an expressive exterior space that changes according to their actions and responses to multimodal stimuli. The system's media elements and user experiences are inspired by historical and contemporary diagnostic literature of the psychasthenic psychological disorder, which is characterized by phobias, obsessions, compulsions, or excessive anxiety. Th eexperience of voyaging through the system reveals the unique character of the client's inherent pathology and its lived expression, culminating in a summary diagnosis to carry back into daily life and interactions.
Shown at CHAT Festival 2010 at UNC -Chapel Hill
ongoing project begun in Spring 2010; see also http://research.duke.edu/muhurubay
$80,000 over 18 months. Washington and Lee University will convene a group of colleges and universities in a Teagle Foundation Working Group focused on the issue of technology fluency and its place in liberal education. Despite the pervasive nature of digital technology in our world and the breathtaking pace of innovation, most of the nation's best colleges and universities have not directly faced the challenge of first deciding what level of familiarity or competency our students must attain and how to deliver that knowledge, and second integrating technology as a topic of inquiry within a broader liberal arts education with emphases on values, personal enrichment, career preparation, and civic life. The working group will explore questions such as: How do we define what constitutes technological fluency? What is the responsibility of higher education to prepare our students as informed consumers and producers of that technology? How should the goal of technology fluency best be accomplished in the context of a liberal arts curriculum? How do we assess the success and value of such instruction? Faculty and IT professionals representing Dartmouth, Drew, Lafayette, Maryland, Penn, Princeton, Rutgers, Stanford, Swarthmore, Yale, and Washington and Lee will meet twice between fall 2005 and summer 2006 with the goal of producing a white paper, articulating a consensus on goals and priorities, for dissemination by the Foundation. In addition, each institution will have an internal working group to develop institution-specific responses and concrete curricular and initiatives.
Collaboratively authored report as part of a multi-institutional grant. Co-authored the resulting white paper published on the Teagle Foundation website. Alan Candiotti, Drew University Patrick Dolan, Drew University Chris VanWyk, Drew University Robert Duncan, Lafayette College William Jemison, Lafayette College Mike Littman, Princeton University Serge Goldstein, Princeton University Chuck Hedrick, Rutgers University Susan Lawrence, Rutgers University Victoria Szabo, Stanford University Ellen Woods, Stanford University Tim Burke, Swarthmore College Spencer Benson, University of Maryland John McDermott, University of Pennsylvania Kent Peterman, University of Pennsylvania Hank Dobin, Washington and Lee University Krysztof Jasiewicz, Washington and Lee University Jeff Overholtzer, Washington and Lee University Douglas Kankel, Yale University