Trinity Square Video Experiential Learning Partnership: Community Critique

In Atelier II: Collaboration, students developed their ideas and execute their projects as prototypes collectively with feedback from faculty and industry partners. Atelier II: Collaboration is linked to Atelier I: Discovery and builds on the practical and technical skills gained in the fall semester.The course encourages a wide range of approaches to collaborative research and practice-based problem-solving methods.

The Digital Futures second-year students presented their works from Atelier II: Collaboration during a community critique hosted by Trinity Square Video. This was an opportunity for students, faculty, and community members to experience their creations within a setting that encourages a critical investigation with The Biography of Things; how objects create agency and transcends time within the material and virtual space. Prior to the critique, each student has selected one work from TSV’s V/Art Project Mobile to conduct a contextual review on, during the critique they will identify connecting or opposing themes, elements, and references from these shorts.

The Biography of Things

Objects can hold and transport information related to identities, histories, experiences, trauma, systems of power, as well as produce socio-cultural actions (i.e.: preserve, disruption, resist, reconcile, mourn, etc.) They are agents with multi-dimensional capacities that surpass their physical or virtual forms. Within this section, students examined how these objects exist within actuality, and collectively developed strategies on how they can translate non-visual characteristics by using properties related with their original forms. Students selected and captured objects into digital image space, they explored methods for translating five contextual elements related to that particular asset, whether it was through experimentation with environmental lighting, accompanying audio, assemblage, captioning, kinetics, etc.


Objects can hold and transport information related to identities, histories, experiences, trauma, systems of power, as well as produce socio-cultural actions (i.e.: preserve, disruption, resist, reconcile, mourn, etc.) They are agents with multi-dimensional capacities that surpass their physical or virtual forms. Within this section, students examined how these objects exist within actuality, and collectively developed strategies on how they can translate non-visual characteristics by using properties related with their original forms. Students selected and captured objects into digital image space, they explored methods for translating five contextual elements related to that particular asset, whether it was through experimentation with environmental lighting, accompanying audio, assemblage, captioning, kinetics, etc.