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Ivica Ico Bukvic, D.M.A.
So, here you are, sitting in front of a noisy box of transistors surfing the Net and then, as if things could not get any more suspensful, you stumble across this page. Awesome! Now what? Well, if you are here to learn more about me and my work, this is your lucky day...
The recent proliferation of affordable technologies has generated a momentum challenging the very walls that have divided artistic genres for centuries. A contemporary intermedia artist simply cannot afford to overlook these exciting opportunities for growth. More so, by facilitating literacy in utilizing the newfound technologies while maintaining awareness of the ongoing advances in the arts and sciences, one can expand their vocabulary into other domains and by doing so attain greater sensitivity to mapping of gestures and variables across mediums. This is especially important as such an approach trains indviduals to be more receptive, open-minded, sensitive to other mediums, and ultimately easier to collaborate with.
How many times did you encounter a beautiful visual work of art that has absolutely horrendous loopy tune or an engaging musical performance with distracting visuals? Why is this so? Consider for a moment an artist and a scientist. Their approaches to creative process are in effect diametrically opposed (not that either of them is better or worse). An artist imagines a set of abstract rules that guide creation of a shape and ultimately a structure we refer to as art. This art is judged in many different ways, most commonly through individual taste, and as a result its impact is unique to each individual. A scientist uses concrete and/or reproducible rules to study a particular phenomenon while their creative process consists of mathematically and/or statistically predescribed steps. These steps are critical in producing a study that can stand the scrutiny of peers and therefore deliver for the most part uniform impact on every individual. Because students are commonly trained to stick closely to these approaches, we often find science students who have a hard time understanding arts, and artists who dread math. With the jack-of-all-trades approach coupled by an appropriate foundation, we are now able to marry these and other professions within a reasonable span of time and without sacrificing their depth, thus producing scientists and engineers who can engage in abstract creative endeavors with ease as well as artists capable of generating compelling interactive intermedia art.
So, is jack-of-all-trades the way of the 21st century? I am obviously not in position to make such claims, but I sure hope so.
All right, talk is cheap. So, let us do some walking...
Additional goodies in PDF format (grants, publications, syllabi, conference slides, descriptions of works) available here.
My "official" VT faculty page with a bio, and more links'n'stuff.
My 2002-2009 blog/board/whatever junkyard. Here you'll also find info on various goodies I released over the years, including Max & Pd externals, RTMix, Soundmesh, SPiDSiG, Borealis sound and superkaramba themes, Shaders Ahoy! GLSL collection, and past research developments and papers, conference slides etc.
What would an artist be without a critic (old pre-2006 collection of comments/feedback/accolades on my research and art projects)?
*This hyperlink has been redundantly stated here as an example of a benign infinite recursion in the world o' wide web.
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