Sam Bourgault

Sam Bourgault is a first-year Phd student in the Media Arts and Technology program at the University of California, Santa Barbara. Embedding code, physical materials, video, sound and electronics, her practice explores how technology impacts and shapes the social and individual experience one has with machines and digital systems. Contrast is used as a process and method to raise critical awareness: control and submission, real and simulation, mass and solitude, and instructions and randomness are strategies to convey the uncanniness arising at the junction of the real and the virtual worlds.

Projects

temporary skin / peau éphémère

Exploration in sustainable computational fabrication that embraces ephemerality