What is BarCamp Deland?
BarCamp Deland is an ad-hoc unconference event centered around technology. It aims to bring people together from different backgrounds like web-design, photography, graphic design, art, music, web-development and technology for cooperative learning. It’s an intense event with discussions, demos and interaction from attendees. Anyone with something to contribute or with the desire to learn is welcome and invited to join.
Who should come?
- Anybody interested in technology and the creative industry
- Programmers, Designers, Photographers, Artists, Marketers, Entrepreneurs, Writers
- If you’re interested in meeting and making a connection with others in the local tech industry.
- If you have something to teach or learn from others related to technology.
The event will be held Saturday, November 16th in Downtown Deland from 9:00am-5pm. Registration is from 8:30am.-9:30am. The talks start at 9:30 am.
Registering will let you print a ticket which gives you the right to a free meal, t-shirts and whatever other giveaways we might hand out at the event.Tickets are limited, so get yours today. Get your ticket
This Friday night (October 25, 2013), Students Joe Palermo and Jacob Frisenda and Associate Professor Matt Roberts of the Digital Arts program, will be performing as EMP: Electronic Mobile Performance at the Creative City Project in downtown Orlando.
EMP: Electronic Mobile Performance is a collaborative, multimedia project involving faculty and students from Stetson’s Digital Arts program. The group’s primary mission is to explore collaborative artistic production using new technologies, and to find new ways of presenting art outside of traditional venues. EMP is directed and founded by Matt Roberts.
We have an upcoming show at the Hand Art Center that features two of our faculty from Digital Arts, Stephen John Ellis and Sean Peuquet. The opening is Friday the 13th of September 6:00 pm and the show will be up until the 19th of October.
“In Convergence art marks a point of intersection for the disparate practices of three Stetson faculty artists: Stephen John Ellis, digital media; Sean Erwin, ceramics and installation; and Sean Peuquet, sound and installation. (Photo, top right, is by Stephen John Ellis.) Beyond such literal applicability, Convergence further describes a set of considerations that operate internal to each artist’s work, and outlines those core tangencies that arise between them: at what point do the personal and impersonal converge? How might virtuality serve to implicate, reframe, or even reconstitute reality? Is the division between the Singular and the Universal, as disclosed through narrative, identity, and direct perception, ultimately irreconcilable? Or, might we find a way to bridge the gap?
Individually, Ellis’ interactive, video and photographic work “argues for identity as a socio-aesthetic hybrid in an attempt to explain representations of self through the visual language of virtual realities.” Erwin’s ceramic objects and installations “use the seduction of fine craft as a device to engage the viewer in narrative while trying to understand some truth about human nature and the world around us.” Peuquet’s sonic art “leverages formalized, algorithmic structures against the contingency of imminent perceptual experience.”
Collectively, the juxtaposition of three divergent aesthetic imperatives only serves to retroactively reinforce the necessity to identify problematized, thwarted, and incomplete (if not impossible) notions of convergence in their art, reflected in both theoretical and sometimes literal ways. Convergence will run at the Hand Art Center from Sept. 13-Oct. 19.
Gallery Hours at Stetson’s Hand Art Center are Monday through Friday, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. The gallery is closed on weekends and university holidays. For more information call 386-822-7270.” http://www.stetson.edu/portal/stetson-today/2013/08/bluemner-stetson-faculty-artists-open-at-hand-art-center/
Stetson will have a featured booth at the Faire at the Orlando Science Center on October 5th. You might want to attend, but even more, we want you students/faculty/staff/alumni to join us at the booth to show off stuff you have made and to show people how to make their own. I will be bringing a collection of Arduino powered toys and we will have everything from professional knot tying to bacteria powered batteries. If you want to get involved contact Michael Branton or Bill Ball this week. If you want to see the crazy cool stuff people are bringing check out this site.
Innovation House, Stetson’s “makerspace” is now open. Located at 234 1/2 E. Michigan Ave (behind the Gillespie museum), Innovation House provides contemporary tools of rapid prototyping to develop and make tangible objects. The facility currently includes 3D printers, a CNC router, a vacuum forming machine, soldering stations, hand and power tools, and space to work on projects.
The first open house will be 3-6pm on Wednesday, September 4th. Everyone in the Stetson community is welcome to drop by. Additional open houses will be scheduled, however individuals and small groups who would like to visit the facility at other times should contact Dr. Bill Ball at wball (at) stetson (dot) edu to make arrangements to do so.
A membership organization is in development to manage the operation of Innovation House. Membership will be open to all Stetson students, faculty, staff, and alumni. Members will have 24/7 access to the space and will manage its operation and support. Innovation House members will also lead Stetson’s participation in community events such as the Orlando Mini Maker Faire.
Innovation House is hosted by Stetson’s chapter of the Association for Computing Machinery and has been provided start up support from the Prince Entrepreneurship program.
Esther Kelty (DIGA Art 2007) recently completed her 40-minute documentary about Dan and Lori O’Brien and the community of volunteers that helped build them a new home. This Wisconsin couple began adopting siblings from foster care 15 years ago, but after seven adoptions their old home just was not big enough. Esther’s touching video chronicles the entire process through months of construction and captures the many faces of service along the way.
The video also features music by Jhaysonn Pathak (MUTE 2007). Congratulations to Esther on completing this labor of love!
Please join us for our Digital Media Festival 2013!
This years festival will feature sound, video and interactive works created by Stetson students. We will have two events on Tuesday 04.16.13
Tuesday 04.16.13 Hand Art Center
4:00pm: Video screening of all selected entries. Come and view 20 excellent videos created by Stetson students and vote on your favorite for Audience Choice award.
5:00pm: Audio listening of all selected entries and interactive performance. Come listen to 10 excellent audio works created by Stetson students and vote on your favorite for Audience Choice award.
DMF and Touchstone awards ceremony Tuesday 04.16.13 7:00pm Athens Theater Downtown Deland
7:00pm Doors Open
7:30pm Touchstone awards are announced with readings by awarded Touchstone artist.
8:15pm DMF award are announced. We will screen the first, second and third place video and audio works. Awards will be given away for first – third and audience choice in three categories, Video, Sound, and Interactive.
9:00pm Door prizes!!
You are invited to the submit your digital media works to the 15th annual DMF: Digital Media Festival, held at the Athens Theater. This event is sponsored by the Digital Arts program and student organization GHM: Green Hat Media and we will expect work in these three categories, Video and Animation, Fixed Media Audio Works, Interactive Media. Submissions are open to all currently enrolled Stetson students, deadline for submission is 04.05.13 5:00pm
Online Submission Form http://www2.stetson.edu/diga/fmi-interactive-art-submission/
Submission open to all interactive works created by currently enrolled Stetson students. Accepted submissions will be installed throughout the Athens Theater and eligible for two awards, Best Interactive Award and Audience Choice. Submissions must include video documentation of your project hosted by youtube or vimeo. Please list all technical and space requirement and make note of what equipment you can supply and what equipment you will need provided. Please list name, group members name, email, title, url, technical and space requirements. If selected you will be required to help install your project on the 16th of April. For questions regarding this entry email Matt Roberts firstname.lastname@example.org
Fixed Media Audio Works
Online Submission Form http://www2.stetson.edu/diga/fmi-sound-submissions/
Submission open to all fixed media audio works created by currently enrolled Stetson students . Accepted submission will be considered for four cash award categories First Place, Second Place, Third Place and Audience Choice. All submissions must be in stereo mp3 format and hosted online (sound cloud is recommended). Please list the following using the online submission form name, email, title, length, short description and credits, and url. For questions regarding this entry email Nathan Wolek email@example.com
Video and Animation
Online Submission Form http://www2.stetson.edu/diga/fmi-video-submissions/
Submissions open to all video and animation works created by currently enrolled Stetson students. Accepted submission will be considered for four cash award categories First Place, Second Place, Third Place and Audience Choice. All submissions must include a url to a video hosted by vimeo or youtube. If selected you must be able to provide a high quality version, in quicktime format, of your submission by the 8th of April. Please list the following using the online submission form name, email, title, length, url, description and credits. For questions regarding this entry email Stephen Ellis firstname.lastname@example.org
You are invited to Attend the Digital Arts Senior Project Exhibition opening reception Monday 03.25.13 6:00-8:00pm at the Hand Art Center, Stetson University. The exhibition is on display from 03.25.13 until 04.05.13 and free and open to the public. For further information call 386-822-7270
View a PDF of the 2013 Senior Project Exhibition Catalog
When: Thursday, March 21st at 4pm
Where: DIGA Lab, Davis 106
Stetson University and the Digital Arts Program is proud to announce a free jQuery Mobile workshop by Author and developer Ray Villalobos.
About Ray Villalobos:
Ray Villalobos is a full-time author and teacher at lynda.com. He is also a speaker and author of the book, Exploring Multimedia for Designers. He has more than 20 years experience in developing and programming multimedia projects. Previously at Entravision Communications, he designed and developed a network of radio station and TV web sites. As a senior producer for Tribune Interactive, he was responsible for designing orlandosentinel.com and for creating immersive multimedia projects and Flash games for the site.
About jQuery Mobile:
jQuery Mobile is one of the fastest and most popular ways to build web applications for smartphones and tablets. This course covers the major workflow elements of creating mobile applications with jQuery Mobile, starting with a basic app using components, themes, and dialogs. Author Ray Villalobos also shows how to make your project dynamic and acquire data from other WordPress sites using the WordPress JSON plug-in. Plus, discover how to extend your application through theming, custom icons, and data feeds from services such as ThemeRoller and the YouTube, Flickr, and Twitter APIs.