Center for Media Art and Technology
Marchant, Ethan Allister
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The Digital Harbor initiative in Baltimore, Maryland, has recently been established as an attempt to re-invent the industrial city as a high-tech center. Initiatives and Task Forces have been created in order to encourage high-tech entrepreneurship while the recent attention to various educational centers marks a strong attempt to foster a digital education for the youth of the area. However, a digital culture and identity have not been established in the city. This thesis deals with the phenomenon which occurs at the intersection of art, architecture and digital technology. By mixing the diverse aspects of artistic digital creation, a cultural intersection will form between education, performance, and display. As a fictional non-profit collaboration between local art institutes, universities, and cultural institutions, the center will provide a venue intended to establish a cultural identity a post industrial city poised to accept the challenges of the temporal environment of the digital age.