This Thursday night 9:00 p.m. (11.03.11) students from the Poetry Workshop class, taught by Creative Writing professor Terri Witek, and the Photography: Finding Your Perspective class, taught by Digital Arts professor Matt Roberts, will be sharing collaborative works made by the two classes at the Poetry at an Uncouth Hour event. The event will be held on campus at NightLights which is above the campus book store. Students will show photos and read poems they created during a collaborative assignment between the two classes. Along with all the wonderful works created by students, professors Terri Witek and Matt Roberts will also share their collaborations as well.
Thursday 11.03.11 9:00 p.m. NightLights
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!
First Place Video and Animation
Michelle DuCharme & Sarah Buetens
Eynn Kurükänn Diciytau To
Second Place Video and Animation
Third Place Video and Animation
Audience Choice Video and Animation
Michelle DuCharme & Sarah Buetens
Best Sound Art
Jon Van Hoff
Thinkin bout yer body
Listen to MP3 here SquidKnife – Thinkin bout yer body
Best Interactive Art
If you’re in DeLand, it is time to get down to the Athens Theater. The show is starting…
Come celebrate the 15th anniversary of the Digital Arts program at Stetson University by attending our 13th annual Festival of the Moving Image.
This year the Digital Arts program and student organization Green Hat Media will expand our usual video and animation festival to also include interactive art, sound art, audio visual performance and music all created by Stetson students.
April 19th, 2011
8:00 Doors open, interactive art works and music listening station in the lobby, live music performed by Jon Von Hoff aka SquidKnife
8:30 Video and Animation screening featuring video and animations by Stetson students
9:15 Awards Ceremony
9:30-10:30 Live audio visual performance of Leo Dezes’ senior thesis project Deep into the Blue
Submissions are open to all Stetson students, deadline for all submissions is 04.14.11 9:00pm
Online Submission Form http://www2.stetson.edu/diga/fmi-interactive-art-submission/
Deadline 04.14.11 9:00pm
Submission open to all interactive works created by currently enrolled Stetson students. Accepted submissions will be installed throughout the Athens Theater. 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 19th 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/
Deadline 04.14.11 9:00pm
Submission open to all fixed media audio works created by currently enrolled Stetson students . Accepted submissions will be part of a listening station placed in the lobby of the Athens Theater. 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 nwolek@stetson,edu
Video and Animation
Online Submission Form http://www2.stetson.edu/diga/fmi-video-submissions/
Deadline 04.14.11 9:00pm
Submissions open to all video and animation works created by currently enrolled Stetson students. Accepted submission will be screened on the main projection screen of the Athens Theater and 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 17th 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 Derek Larson email@example.com
Stetson will be hosting a benefit concert in Lee Chapel on TONIGHT to help raise funds for uncovered medical expenses and post-transplant care. Please show your support by coming out to hear some music and make a donation (big or small).
Digital Arts alum Jhaysonn Pathak (MUTE 2007) is battling Primary Refractory Hodgkin’s Lymphoma, a disease that requires a bone marrow transplant from his donor brother. Stetson will be hosting a benefit concert in Lee Chapel on March 3 to help raise funds for uncovered medical expenses and post-transplant care. There will also be an event called Jammin for Jhaysonn in Jacksonville on March 6.
Jhaysonn is passionate about the power of making art with computers. He was a member of MPG and travelled with the group to both San Jose and Brooklyn, where his positive attitude and enthusiasm were infectious among the group members. His own music is detailed and consistently blurred the lines between rhythmic and acousmatic electronic music.
You can experience some of Jhaysonn’s work by:
You can show your support in several ways:
- attend the concert in Lee Chapel on March 3 and make a donation
- attend the concert in Jacksonville on March 6 and make a donation
- mail your donation to: ”Jhaysonn’s Cure Donation Fund”, P.O. Box 350405, Jacksonville, FL 32235
- donate online at www.jhaysonnscure.com
Last weekend, I had the pleasure of attending the 2011 SEAMUS national conference with 6 Digital Arts students. This annual event is hosted by a different university each year and we were lucky enough to have it at the University of Miami in 2011. This was a great opportunity for our students to travel down the interstate and experience some high-quality electro-acoustic music.
The program consisted of 14 concerts in only 3 days, in addition to a variety of paper sessions detailing technical and aesthetic issues relevant to the field. Not for the faint of heart! But it is such a unique experience to be saturated in computer music and hang out with practitioners from around the country (plus a few from across the Atlantic).
I think the students left with a better picture of the variety of interests present in the field and appreciated the chance to “rub shoulders” with composers, performers and researchers who have made this type of music their passion. Some of people whose work we kept talking about (in no particular order) were: Adrian Moore, Bruno Ruviaro, Stephen David Beck, Butch Rovan, Elainie Lillios, John Gibson, Robert McClure, Meg Schedel, Ted Coffey and Scott Wyatt. There were others, but these folks seemed to have the most buzz in our conversations.
Also present at the conference was Chester Udell (BM DIGA 2005), who presented his piece Wakdjunkaga: the Trickster for soprano saxophone and interactive electronics. The piece was commissioned as a result of his winning first place in last year’s student competition. It was good to see Chester again and see how he progressing toward his doctorate from UF.
My piece also apply was featured in the Genelec Listening Room. Housed in one of UM’s audio production rooms, this venue featured a jukebox-style presentation where visitors could choose the pieces they wanted to hear and then enjoy listening to them on a set of quality speaker (with intense low-end, I must add!). It was a nice, relaxed atmosphere for featured composers to gather, hear each others’ work, and chat in between about the music.
Perhaps the highlight of the trip was meeting Max Mathews, widely acknowledged as the “Father of Computer Music”. Dr. Mathews was responsible for many of the first experiments in sound synthesis and analysis involving a computer while working at Bell Labs in the 1950s. His programming language for sound synthesis, known as Music I, established many conventions that persist to this day in languages such as Csound and RTcmix. The Max programming environment is also named in his honor.
Now in his 80s, Dr. Mathews is still a regular attender at national and international conferences. He was gracious enough to chat with us for a bit after one of the concerts and pose for the following picture. From left to right: Michelle DuCharme, Hunter Lee, Meg Spivey, Liz Pollock, Dr. Mathews, Dr. Wolek, and Patrick Sante.
Special thanks to Kristine Burns and Colby Lieder for hosting such a fine conference. It was a very busy and very memorable trip to Miami for SEAMUS where Stetson and Digital Arts were represented well!
Music tech entrepreneur and computer music developer Timothy Place will speak at Stetson University on Monday, Nov. 1. Place is co-founder of Electrotap and co-creator of the Teabox sensor interface, which revolutionized the ability of experimental electronic musicians to build innovative laptop-based systems that are far more responsive to human gestures. He also is lead developer of Jamoma, a platform for interactive arts-based research and performance, and a member of the Cycling74 development team, makers of Max/MSP/Jitter. His latest enterprise is the founding of 74 Objects LLC, which offers advisory options to customers in the field of real-time media in the arts. He holds degrees from the University of Missouri Kansas City and the State University of New York at Potsdam.
Place’s lecture, “Computer Music and Entrepreneurship,” will be held at 2:30 p.m. in duPont-Ball Library, lower level, Room 25, accessed from the Nemec Courtyard on the north side of the library, 134 E. Minnesota Ave., DeLand. It is free and open to the public. His visit to campus is sponsored by Stetson’s Digital Arts program and the university’s Artists & Lecturers Committee.
David Behrman is an electronic music composer who was a member of the Sonic Arts Union along with Alvin Lucier, Robert Ashley and Gordon Mumma. He also worked throughout his career with the Merce Cunningham Dance Company.
This February and March, he will be doing a residency at the Atlantic Center for the Arts in New Smyrna Beach. There is still time to apply to work with Behrman during this residency. We have had several students and alumni participate in past residencies at the ACA, and they consistently talk about what a fulfilling experience it is.
I highly recommend you put together an application! The deadline is Oct 15.
Photo by: Maria Ludovici