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.
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.
With the support of the Artists and Lecturers Series at Stetson University new media artist John Craig Freeman will be giving a lecture and workshop Oct 25th and 26th.
Lecture:10.25.12 7:00pm L-25 (bottom floor of the library)
Public Art in the Virtual Sphere
Whereas the public square was once the quintessential place to air grievances, display solidarity, express difference, celebrate similarity, remember, mourn, and reinforce shared values of right and wrong, it is no longer the only anchor for interactions in the public realm. That geography has been relocated to a novel terrain, one that encourages exploration of mobile location based public art. Moreover, public space is now truly open, as artworks can be placed anywhere in the world, without prior permission from government or private authorities – with profound implications for art in the public sphere and the discourse that surrounds it. Artist John Craig Freeman will show example of his work and discuss the role of the artists in the emerging virtual public sphere.
Workshop: 10.26.12 11:00 am Flagler 112, RSVP required email@example.com
Making Art with Augmented Reality
Syllabus for workshop http://johncraigfreeman.wordpress.com/augmented-reality-stetson-university/
This workshop provides a hands-on introduction to Augmented Reality (AR) – a technique where virtual 3D objects can be overlaid into physical space and viewed through the camera and screen of mobile devices. AR is an emerging tool in game design and offers many exciting possibilities for visual artists and activists to realize their ideas in any scale or location in the world.
By the end of the workshop you will be able to:
• Create simple but meaningful 2D and 3D augmented reality objects and place them at specific geographical locations
• Know more about the Layar Mobile Augmented Reality Platform and theHoppola Augmented Reality Asset Server
• Test, view and document your work on location using iPhone or Android mobile devices
Participation Requirements: Each student must provide their own Wi-Fi enabled laptop, and bring a late model smartphone (iPhone or Android mobile device) equipped with a camera, GPS, compass, accelerometer, and mobile Internet or Wi-Fi connection.
John Craig Freeman is a public artist with over twenty years of experience using emergent technologies to produce large-scale public work at sites where the forces of globalization are impacting the lives of individuals in local communities. His work seeks to expand the notion of public by exploring how digital networked technology is transforming our sense of place. Freeman is a founding member of the international artists collective ManifestAR and he has produced work and exhibited around the world including in Liverpool, Venice, Istanbul, Xi’an, Belfast, Los Angeles, Beijing, Zurich, New York City, Taipei, São Paulo, Warsaw, Kaliningrad, Miami, Bilbao, Havana, Atlanta, Calgary, Buffalo, Boston, Mexico City, London and San Francisco. In 1992 he was awarded an Individual Artist Fellowship from the National Endowment for the Arts. He has had work commissioned by the ZERO1 Biennial, Rhizome.org and Turbulence.org. His work has been reviewed in The New York Times, El Pais, Liberation, Wired News, Artforum, Ten-8, Z Magazine, Afterimage, Photo Metro, New Art Examiner, Time, Harper’s and Der Spiegel. Christiane Paul cites Freeman’s work in her book Digital Art, Second Addition, as does Lucy Lippard in the Lure of the Local, and Margot Lovejoy in Digital Currents: Art in the Electronic Age. His writing has been published in Rhizomes, Leonardo, the Journal of Visual Culture, and Exposure. Freeman received a Bachelor of Art degree from the University of California, San Diego in 1986 and a Master of Fine Arts degree from the University of Colorado, Boulder in 1990. He is currently an Associate Professor of New Media at Emerson College in Boston. Freeman writes, “If Andy Warhol set out to create a distinctly American art form in the twentieth century, I identify with those who seek to create a distinctly global art form in the twenty-first.”