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Micro Imaging with Brittany Ransom


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Saturday July 21, 1:30-3:30pm
Cost: Free
Click on the link to register or call 310.458.2239

Dive into the practice of microscopy and find hidden worlds with your camera phone or small tablet. Using a lens from a laser pointer, participants will construct a platform that allows their common device to be used as a microscopic lens to take images of different objects and surfaces. Brittany collects micro-imagery to play with scale in her work - using images blown up in her sculpture. Bring a smartphone or other camera enabled phone or tablet.

Utilizing 3D printers alongside traditional sculptural practices, Brittany Ransom creates objects that interrogate the form and function of society and nature. The recipient of numerous awards and grants including the competitive Workshop Residency in San Francisco (2016), the Arctic Circle Research Residency (2014), University Research council and Instructional Technology Grant Awards (2013-2014), and the prestigious College Art Association Professional Development Fellowship (2011), Ransom has shown internationally and nationally and has been featured in numerous publications. Her most recent work has been exhibited in Berlin (as part of Transmediale 2017), Los Angeles, Chicago, and Dallas. Ransom served as the 2017 SIGGRAPH Studio Chair and will serve as the 2019 SIGGRAPH Art Gallery Chair, both in Los Angeles. She collaborates with a number of local contemporary art institutions and science museums. Ransom received her Master of Fine Arts Degree in Electronic Visualization from the University of Illinois at Chicago (2011) and her Bachelor of Fine Arts from The Ohio State University with a concentration in Art and Technology (2008). She is currently serving as the Assistant Professor of Sculpture + New Genres at California State University Long Beach. At the Camera (4/25-8/1/18) she’ll continue working on Well Real Estate Is Always Good As Far As I’m Concerned, a series of real estate sites that she models in 3D, prints and casts in paper pulp, then feeds to termites.
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Registration (bring cash to cover material fees, if applicable) In Person: Advance registration accepted at 1450 Ocean between 9am-5pm M-F & 11am-4pm Sat. Dropping in? Call 310-458-2239 to confirm availability, preferably by the Tuesday before class starts; plan to arrive at least 15 minutes before the start of class; many classes do not allow drop ins.

Refunds/Transfers: Full refunds are given if class is cancelled before taking place - enroll online with confidence. For student withdrawals for any other reason, $15 processing fee for each multisession activity refunded; one-time classes & expended material fees are nonrefundable. Requests must be made in person, by mail, fax (310-899-0840), or email to communityclasses@smgov.net within 24 hours of first class meeting. All class dates, times, locations, and instructors are subject to change.