Santa Cruz, CA
Wes Modes is a Santa Cruz artist and art researcher working in the Digital Art and New Media program at the University of California Santa Cruz. In various lives, he is a sculptor, writer, performer, community organizer, programmer, geek, and mischief-maker.
Secret History is a journey to discover and collect the lost narratives of people who live and work on the river from the deck of a recreated shantyboat and present these stories through web-based digital archives and a touring art installation. http://peoplesriverhistory.us
Co-related Space is a digitally-enhanced environment that highlights participants’ active engagement and experimentation with sound and light, including complex direct and indirect behavior and relationships. Using motion tracking, laser light projection and a generative soundscape, it encourages interactions between participants, visually and sonically transforming a regularly trafficked space. http://corelatedspace.com