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NCMA: ART, NATURE, LIGHT AND SOUND April 22, 2010

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Fresh Look: Evolving Art & Design in NC
NCMA: Museum on the Move

http://www.ncartmuseum.org/interim/events.php

Saturday, April 24th, 11 AM–5 PM
Sunday, April 25th, 11 AM–2:45 PM

ART, NATURE, LIGHT AND SOUND
NCSU COLLEGE OF DESIGN,
ADVANCED MEDIA LAB

go.ncsu.edu/advancedmedialab

Projected computer animations are among the first works of art visitors experience in East Building. Collaborating designers, Lee Cherry and Donnie Wrights, with Associate Professor, Pat FitzGerald from the Advanced Media Lab at the North Carolina State University, College of Design created and developed several  different light and sound installations for the NCMA opening.

Above the staircase, the animation series ‘Wheels of Fortune’ displays nature imagery in parallax patterns, alongside synchronous sounds. Farther inside, visitors’ movements trigger light and sound projections onto gallery walls through an invisible interface all the while gazing at a cascading wall of images, typography and poetry in motion. In addition to the interactive events, short film animations created and produced by undergraduate students from the Art & Design program at the NCSU College of Design will be showcased in the exhibit space along the lower entrance level.

Then/Now: 3-D Virtual Space as Temporal Telescope February 15, 2010

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Then+Now

Wilson Library, Pleasants Family Assembly Room
Tuesday, 1:00 to 5:00 p.m.
Wednesday, 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Thursday, 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Friday, 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Free and open to the public

Project Description
Then/Now is a 3-D digital world featuring various parts of downtown Raleigh. This space allows viewers to freely explore a virtual cityscape, while encouraging them to interact with archived image, text and audio of historic buildings, spaces and events. Multimedia is strategically placed in the same camera location as the original archived photos, giving viewers a chance to see displays of the past, and participate in a new, virtual experience.

Melissa Church will on hand to discuss her project at the following times:
Tuesday: 1:00 to 3:00 p.m.
Wednesday: 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
Thursday: 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
Friday: 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. and 1:00 to 3:00 p.m.

The NCSU Advanced Media Lab team has created a valuable resource of tutorials on the basics of Unity 3D, available at http://vimeo.com/channels/ncsuunity.

Attend CHAT Festival 2010!

Zoom Raleigh @ Fayetteville Street November 12, 2009

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zoomRaleigh_logoZoom Raleigh is a rich interactive interface that has been installed in the window of the Urban Design Center right on Fayetteville Street.  Further refining and developing 3D interfaces for exploring urban spaces. This project is the culmination of that work along with the refinement of large touch-screen interfaces.

Zoom Raleigh is co-sponsored by the Raleigh City Museum, City of Raleigh Planning Department, American Image Graphics, and Empire Properties.

Zoom Raleigh has incorporated multi-media montages, archival materials, historic photos, and interviews with Raleigh leaders like Greg Hatem.  The result is a massive interactive screen that sits behind glass that entices passers-by to reach out and play with the interface.  Part art, and part technical feat, the work both educates the public and reinforces the technology culture of Raleigh.

Zoom Raleigh as a 3D interactive digital installation allows viewers to interact with digital media related to the history of hte arts, architecture and culture of Raleigh, NC. Featuring an interactive 3D visualization of downtown Raleigh, viewers can manipulate the digital model by rotating the city itself, selecting buildings of interest and interacting with narrated slideshows of historical photographs and text specific to selected sites.

Exploiting experimental touch and hand gesture recognition technology developed by students and staff a the Advanced Media Lab at NC State University, College of Design, this system utilizes camera recognition, back screen projection and large-scale store-front windows as display screens.  Zoom Raleigh represents a new generation in inexpensive human/computer interaction platforms that can be operated in interior/exterior urban environements.

The installation will be available from October 23 through December 31, 2009.
Location: Fayetteville Street and Hargett Street, Raleigh, NC


filmSpark Call for Entries! July 22, 2009

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Is now open!
filmSpark is hosting three short film screenings for SparkCon 2009:

1. Freaks, Geeks, and Weirdos – Interpretation of what this means is left to you.
2. Animate! – Innovative Animation Shorts.
3. Make Me Laugh. I Dare You. – Comedic Shorts

Deadline is AUGUST 14, 2009 AT 5PM.

Please see here for more details and the entry form. For any questions, please email film@sparkcon.com.
Looking forward to your submissions!

New NC State University Brand Book July 20, 2009

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NC State University Brand Book

NC State University Brand Book

On July 1, the university rolled out the new North Carolina State University Brand Book.

The book contains standards, guidelines and templates that individuals across campus can use to present the university brand correctly in any form of communication, whether it occurs in print, online or in PowerPoint presentations. The standards established in the NC State Brand Book were developed with the broad involvement of the university community and were created to help bring consistency to the way we all communicate about NC State.

The expectation is not to adjust communications already produced. However, it is expected that during the next 18 months, everyone will work to comply with the standards set forth in the brand book, and to begin that process now with any new work.

Please visit http://www.ncsu.edu/brand to download a copy of the book and to find other resources such as PowerPoint templates and design examples.

Innovation in a Down Economy July 15, 2009

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A great panel interview with guests:

Monty Montague – Co-founder and Design Principal, BOLT Group
Paul Wetenhall – President, Ben Craig Center Business Incubator, UNC Charlotte
Barbara Spradling – Director, Innovation Institute, McColl Center for Visual Art

The concept of using innovation in business has gained popularity in this difficult economy. Companies are working to “gain a competitive edge” by being more creative and innovative about the products and services they provide.

A few comments on the  balance of risk, not too much on accepting the possibility or  consequences of failure. They talk a little about the willingness of people/organization to accept change or be comfortable with new innovation/innovative thought – it’s more then just difficult. Good overview of some different strategies at approaching innovation or introducing it to newcomers.

It’s unfortunate to see businesses now “finding” out that design practice is something that can be introduced throughout the process and not just “lipstick on a pig” or to be ascertained only at the tail-end of the process. With the change in climate and the economic pressure it is a good time as any for design to be brought into the forefront to help change what has been longstanding ideology and practice. It’s not a silver bullet for all the problems but it can be a good way to get people and organizations out of their comfort zone and be more forward thinking about their product or industry as well as their customers.

I had a great chuckle when there was this awkward momentary pause as the panel was asked whether it was easier to “teach” an artist/designer about business or a business person about design… coming from both I knew exactly what was mulling in their head.

Listen in…

[ Via Charlotte Blogs ]

Animation Fest 2009 April 22, 2009

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Featuring the work of students in the
Animation Studios ADN460 + ADN560

Animation Fest will be this Friday, April 24, 2009 at 7 p.m. in Burns Auditorium. All are welcome.

Burns Auditorium @ NC State Univesity, College of Design
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Animation Fest 2009

Mathematics and Statistics Art Installation April 3, 2009

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Work by six design students Sam Davis, Michelle Ko, Claudia Povenski, Marie Hermansson, Margaret Jamison and Elena Page under the direction of Assistant Professor of Art + Design Jan Ru Wan with additional support by David Knight, Vita Plume and Susan Brandeis was recently installed in the atrium lobby of the new Mathematics and Statistics Building across the parking lot from Kamphoefner Hall.

5D [Five Dimensions] April 3, 2009

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5 Designers

Designer Profiles + Open Dialogue

Design is everywhere: in your classroom, in your transit from home to school, at the club, at the movies, at the park, in your kitchen, and even on your body. Whether you realize it or not, you are constantly in dialogue with design. You can be literally so at the April 7 Open Dialogue between you and the people on the other end of design.

As our society continually faces new challenges within racial and cultural realms, it is especially necessary and beneficial to have designers who are driven by cultural perspectives and awareness, and who are fluent in the languages (literally and figuratively) of those cultures.

Thus, AADSA is welcoming five (5) local African American designers to discuss their roles and experiences as African American designers, and their design perspectives as they relate to culture.

After each designer provides his/her “profile,” the audience (you) will have the opportunity to converse with and ask questions of the panelists about various aspects of design.

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FEATURED DESIGNERS
+ McArthur Freeman | Associate Professor of NCSU Art + Design Program
+ Tobias Rose | Principal + Creative Director, KompleksCreative, Inc.
+ Zena Howard | Senior Associate, The Freelon Group
+ DeMarcus Williams | Owner + Art Director, FreshDezigns, LLC
+ Sharvin Whitted | Interactive Art Director, Howard Merrell + Partners

Date:     Tuesday, April 7, 2009
Time:     6:30pm – 8:30pm
Location:  Belk Rotunda, circular room on 3rd floor of Brooks Hall
Street:     Pullen Road
City/Town:      Raleigh, NC

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FIN. Senior Show. April 2, 2009

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This Friday is First Friday!

The Fish Market will be honoring the graduating Art and Design seniors on Friday, April 3rd by holding a special show entitled “Fin”.

Each of the sixteen seniors will have a collection of their work displayed; collections range from paintings, animations, fibers, and sculptures. Stop by between 6 PM to 11 PM to become a part of downtown Raleigh’s First Friday festivities.

If you are unable to attend Friday, feel free to stop by the gallery the following Saturday and Sunday, April 4th and 5th, between 1 PM and 4 PM. The Fish Market are located down the stairway at the corner of Fayetteville Street and Hargett Street.

Fish Market

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