The digital revolution of the last decade has unleashed creativity and talent of people in an unprecedented way, unleashing unlimited creative opportunities. But does democratized culture mean better art, film, music and literature or is true talent instead flooded and drowned in the vast digital ocean of mass culture? Is it cultural democracy or mediocrity? This is the question addressed by PressPausePlay, a documentary film containing interviews with some of the world’s most influential creators of the digital era.


Alumni Alex McClung’s Contributions to Madden NFL 12

Alumni Alex McClung, DIGA Computer Science, was part of the Madden NFL 12 Developer Team at Electronic Arts where he currently works. They made a Madden Developer Team for the game which features the faces and stats of all the developers. Alex put a nice twist on his contribution to the team which you can read about here on his google+ page



Hackspace forming in New Smyrna

Kaiju Sushi in New Smyrna is looking to form a hacker/maker group that would meet weekly at their restaurant. The first meeting will be Tuesday, Sept 6 @ 7pm. Should be of interest to some of our students and alumni, especially those who took DIGA 231. You can learn more about the group in this blog post. As their announcement says:

Kaiju is hosting a hackspace for the New Smyrna, Deland, Daytona, Port Orange, and Ormond areas. We’re looking for talented young engineers, software developers, makers, and modders to team up with experienced Space Coast workers to build new projects. Our focus is to:

  • Get you working with other talent to give your projects the momentum they need.
  • Give you access to world-class speakers via video conferencing. We want to connect our local hackspace to other groups around the world so we can stay on top of technological and economic trends.
  • Learn about patent writing, business incorporation, marketing, and all the tools you’ll need to start a technology business on a tight budget.

Networking, hardware hacking and sushi sounds like a winning combination to me!

Lego Sushi Bar

Photo by Flickr user Bill Ward's Brickpile