ArtGunpowder

Shane Mecklenburger, iARTA member and Assistant Professor of New Media is currently working on a collaboration with UNT's Chemistry Department, private industry, and the Department of Studio Art. His project is called ArtGunpowder Diamond in which a diamond is fabricated from carbon found in common assault rifle ammunition.  It is the first installment in Cost of Opportunity, a series of diamonds fabricated from unlikely carbon-based materials such as devalued foreign currency and rainforest foliage, exposing the relationship between values and valuation.  pwn3d is a series of media performances, installations, videos and objects that explore the dramas of control, conflict and chaos enacted by popular first-person shooter games and simulation technologies.