New journal highlights work at Yale’s Center for Collaborative Arts and Media

Thomas Langford, associate research scientist at Yale's Wright Laboratory, holds an ultra-sensitive photon detector.
Thomas Langford, associate research scientist at Yale's Wright Laboratory, holds an ultra-sensitive photon detector. The photo is part of a visual essay by photographer Monique Atherton on the Wright Laboratory that is featured in the inaugural edition of Maquette, a new journal published by Yale’s Center for Center for Collaborative Arts and Media.

Yale’s Center for Collaborative Arts and Media (CCAM) has launched Maquette, a new journal that covers the people and happenings at the interdisciplinary research center where traditional arts blend with computer science and technology. 

Overseen by CCAM Director Dana Karwas and edited by the center’s Writer in Residence Alex Zafiris, Maquette documents the interdisciplinary community that gathers at CCAM to test and explore creative ideas. The journal, which will publish twice annually, provides a platform for sharing the fruits of these innovative and collaborative endeavors.

The first issue, which is available online, includes a Q&A with the dancer and choreographer Eleanor Bauer on her contribution to Matthew Barney’s recent work, “Redoubt,” which debuted in March at the Yale University Art Gallery; a visual essay of the Wright Laboratory — Yale’s physics research institute — by photographer Monique Atherton; the Department of Music’s Konrad Kaczmarek on his most recent artwork, “Imitative Counterpoint”; Yale Dance Studies Director Emily Coates on her performance reconstruction with Yvonne Rainer and her film with John Lucas; CCAM Core Faculty Justin Berry on his Verb Collective; School of Drama’s Matthew Suttor on his upcoming opera on Alan Turing; as well as check-ins from CCAM collaborators on their current projects.

Non-Yale-affiliated contributors are also invited to participate. In the inaugural issue, the writer Lauren LeBlanc considers the pioneering technological talents of the 19th-century dancer Loïe Fuller and their relation to feminism. 

CCAM’s state-of-the-art facility, located at 149 York St., offers a motion-capture studio, immersive media research, projection mapping system, creative suites, computerized audio and light systems, video studio, equipment lending library, wide-format printers, open workspace labs, and an exhibition gallery. Outside artists and experts in their field regularly visit CCAM to present their work and support student initiatives. 

Read Maquette online

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