grant opportunities[collaborative spaces]
a Digital Media Commons program to fund student research on the use of rich media in collaborative learning
Digital Kami is a series of four interactive installations at the Nichols Arboretum intended to restructure visitors' ideas about land management, ecology issues and the natural landscape.
A shrine installation in the peony garden will investigate issues of spiritual and physical human interaction with the landscape. The problem of invasive tree species in Michigan's forests will be highlighted along the ridge trail. The fluctuating environment of the Huron River will be given a voice, and documentary video footage of the land management process of the prairie burn will illuminate grasses in the Dow Prairie.
Together these installations point to the idea of making invisible or typically unnoticed processes of ecology and land management visible or audible.
Russ Kuhner, Graduate Student, Media Arts, Music
Carrie Morris, Graduate Student, Art & Design
Mike Yun, Graduate Student, Natural Resources and the Environment
Tao Zhang, Graduate Student, Natural Resources and the Environment
Elona Van Gent, Associate Professor, Art & Design
The Michigan Daily visits the Digital Kami project in the Arb.