Author Archives | KellySandoval

The Social Turn: A Reflection

Of today’s readings, I was most taken with Claire Bishop’s “The Social Turn: Collaboration and Its Discontents. In it, the author talks about how the goal of modernism has been to blur the distinction between art and life and the way in which relational, collective art seeks to re-humanize people in the face of capitalism. […]

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Wodiczko Impressions

I was deeply inspired by Wodiczko’s work. I think art often alienates people when it is confined to the gallery space, in such a sense, there is a selection effect where people who are already comfortable in that gallery environment will be the only one’s exposed to the work. He brings his work to public […]

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Sound Experiment: Waterways

Waterways Context: I was inspired by Valerie Tevere’s work with CUNY Staten Island, where her and partner set up a pirate radio station on the Staten Island Ferry. I began thinking about the connection between waterways and sound and the parallels between waves, which are visible and sound waves, which, as Kahn and Whitehead observe […]

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TOPLAB Workshop

This past Saturday, I had the opportunity to participate in an intensive all-day Theater of the Oppressed Workshop.  Sparsely dampened with flurries, I entered the Brecht Forum welcomed by the aroma of Nag Champa and a group of about 20 people from various walks of life. Sitting cross-legged on the floor, we were asked to […]

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Activist Demo Day Impressions

I felt that attending the Activist Demo Day was a perfect way to gain a more-than-conceptual idea of how technology can serve as an impetus for social change. Additionally, this event fueled my enthusiasm for this course and the opportunity to create my own civic media project. Below you will find a rundown of the […]

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Bio: Kelly Sandoval

Hello all, my name is Kelly. I am originally from Chula Vista, California, a city 10 minutes from Mexico located within San Diego County (also hometown of Mario Lopez, huge brag right I know).  I studied International Relations and Spanish at UC Davis and spent the better part of a year living in Brazil, learning […]

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