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Fine Arts

Avery Rogers

"This selection from a series of gifs made with photoshop conveys the experience of relationships existing in the digital realm, and how communication and personal connection can decay when physical presence is impossible. The imagery includes screenshots collected from my phone that were then digitally combined and manipulated to achieve the final composition."

 Glitch with text message bubbles that read Wyd, wont ever say another word, and a heart emoji with an asterisk.

Adelaide Theriault

"My work revolves around biomimicry and the cyclical inter-functioning of living systems. I work fluidly, allowing my immediate interests to be at the center of my practice. These interests range from physical to neurological; industrial to biological; agricultural to ecological. My work is created as I draw connections between these systems, recognizing that separations between them are often imaginary."
I collect laundry lint from homes and laundromats, photographing each piece as an archeological object, documentary of our material culture and the breakdown of objects over time. Laundry lint is a sedimentary, composite material made up of the loose microfibers and debris that were not shed from textiles during wear or wash cycles. Microfibers that are released into the water, however, often enter agricultural lands through the recycling of biosolids from treated waste-water for use as fertilizer.
As this exploration evolves, I look for commonalities between the life cycles of textiles and the life cycles of plants, thinking about chemical absorption, erosion, and the structural function of the interweaving parts. I hope to continue to utilize this body of work to further explore relationships between textiles and landscape, the cyclicality of waste and consumption and the adaptability of living systems in rapidly changing conditions.”

A pink and well lit form of lint

A grid of photos of lintA microscopic view of blue and red colorful fibers

Honors College

Sydney Nesbit

In today’s world, we are so connected to technology that we are almost becoming technological creatures ourselves. I do not believe that this connection is inherently bad, although I think that technology has a bittersweet effect where it can simultaneously give us amazing information and fill us with a sense of wonder about the world, while also leaving us feeling so disconnected from real life that we lose our sense of autonomy and awareness of our existence. Repressive technology manufactures a construct of “life”, sustaining its users by wiring them in and convincing them that its offers are sufficient for feeling alive. Its purpose is not to assist the users, but to subdue them into a stupor of absent complacency. 
In SIGNAL LOST, I wanted to explore the feelings of isolation and solitude from two perspectives – within society and removed from it. I juxtaposed the cold dullness of repressive collective technology with the chilling freedom of singularity and the quiet contentment of being alone. My main character is fully technological in order to reflect our ingrained connection to the electronic world.
The piece’s first setting focuses on repressive technology. The technological images and sounds permeate all of the scenes, covering any other natural sounds and emphasizing the main character’s connection to the mechanical world. The main character is surrounded by others but is profoundly alone in the cold grey room. The images on the screen are constructed out of real magazine clippings but are not of the painted world in which the piece is set, causing the main character to feel deeply miserable with the so-called “real life” they see on the screen. After escaping the cave, the main character falls, fully disconnecting from the dulling static noise that blocked out the sounds of nature. Being finally free from the giant repressive screen, they wander the hills, taking in the environment around them. The sounds of the birds and the feeling of soft dirt juxtapose the unrelenting electronic hum and constraining wires. At long last, the REAL world is reflected in the main character’s empty screen. A little worn and very alone, a new sense of isolation washes over the main character, but now they are vaguely content with the breeze in the grass and the company of the crows. 
We must make our own stories, live our own lives, and find our own fields to watch over.

Biraj Silwal

2021 - 2022 Adobe Application Contest Winner

The LoboEats App was developed by computer science student Biraj Silwal in coordination with Honors College students: Amiah Dutra, Jane Keth, and Emily Castle.  It is part of the larger Basic Needs Project.  It’s purpose is to connect students with offices that have food leftover from catered events with the dual purpose of preventing food waste and feeding hungry Lobos!  

App screen showing that 31.7 percent of UNM students were food insecure in 2021, 30 percent of food in the US goes to wasteApp screen showing places on campus to get food such as an egg burrito at popejoy hallscreenshot of an app that shows how to share what food is available: time, food, description, building, etc.App screen showing menu including about us, settings, log out etc

Locked Up: Incarceration in Question

This interdisciplinary project integrates sociological data and artistic techniques to create an infographic. Students began with a question: what do you want to know more about in terms of incarceration? What information, if made visual, can help others to understand incarceration in the United States? What contextual information is necessary in framing the question you are seeking to address? You may approach this project from a great depth of field by asking questions that pertain to incarceration as a whole on a national or international level. Or, conversely, you may decide to look at your issue from a shallow depth of field and look at a more intimate subset of data (for example the number of women who give birth while incarcerated in prisons in New Mexico). Ultimately, the goal is to create an infographic that educates your viewers, contextualizing and framing visually the statistical data you have gathered. A successful infographic should foster a conceptual and formal understanding of your thesis. On a formal level, you can use visual techniques to help the viewer understand the importance of various aspects of the data you have gathered through the use of hierarchy, scale, color palette, and typography. These elements become a kind of “visual fingerprint” which aids the viewer in their assessment of the data.

Photographic Eye: Culture, Identity, and Image-Making

Examples from a "post secret" project in which secrets from classmates are anonymously selected and interpreted through photographic techniques and editing in Photoshop. Additionally, there are constructed self-portraits.

Arts and Sciences

Promiscuous Listening: A John Milton Podcast

Edited and produced using Adobe Audition, Promiscuous Listening: A John Milton Podcast puts Milton’s theory of knowledge into practice by bringing a diversity of voices in 21st-century Milton studies into “promiscuous convers[ation].” Dr. Marissa Greenberg (The University of New Mexico) talks to experts with various backgrounds and interests about Milton’s Paradise Lost. Each episode covers foundational information, introduces close readings, and shares current research to engage you in in-depth exploration of this moving and influential work of literature.

Anderson School of Management

"Made You Look"

Undergraduate marketing students at The University of New Mexico (UNM) Anderson School of Management unveiled a new advertising campaign for the 2019 Acura ILX titled “Made You Look.” The campaign is part of the Acura ILX Marketing Challenge, an industry-education partnership program sponsored by Acura and managed by EdVenture Partners. (Source: UNM News).

Students also created videos adverts using Adobe After Effects and Premiere, and are viewable on YouTube.

More Projects from Anderson…

Continuing Education

Social Transformation Through Art

Working in partnership with the French contemporary artist JR, students took part in the world’s largest participatory art project, the Inside Out Project. After being the first artist to be awarded the TED prize, JR created the Inside Out Project to allow communities to photograph members of their own communities who deserve recognition and visual presence. My students formulated a concept, photographed, and installed two bodies of work—which sought to humanize and acknowledge the presence of staff members on UNM's campus and the other project sought to show solidarity with indigenous women (each person photographed wears the "eyes" of an indigenous woman).