16th Conference on Animation, Effects, Games
and Interactive Media
It has been quite refreshing to attend a conference like this.
FMX brings a nice balance of presentations both from profession and education. It is also amazing to see so many young people, mainly students @ the conference. This clearly demonstrates the energy and potential impact on the development of the new professional in the fields of Animation, Interactive media and Gaming.
FMX places special focus on educators and organizes a fair of animation training schools and programs as well as industry technology leaders.
Special sessions on promoting recruitment for leading world animation studios take place every day. SIGGRAPH specials, Flashforward conference content, forums on technology, workflow and pipeline analysis of big titles like Rango, Rio, Tangled by Dreamworks, ILM and Pixar, Disney Studios, UBIsoft and others are running from 9.30am to 8pm.
In parallel to FMX11 there is a 18. Internationales Trickfilm Festival (itfs.de) with its amazing selections from art/animations from round the globe.
It is overwhelming and I am enjoying it so much. The same is expected from the last two days of the conference too!
College for Architecture, Art and Design at the American University of Sharjah
Design Week 2011 @ CAAD | AUS
It was a great pleasure/experience to have Michael FOX conduct workshop @ Interactive Research Lab.
Students from Design and Architecture departments participated in the workshop.
Underground Art: Chris Marker’s “PASSENGERS” Exhibit
Cocteau used to say that at night, statues escape from museums and go walking in the streets. During my peregrinations in the Paris Metro, I sometimes made such unusual encounters. Models of famous painters were still among us, and I was lucky enough to have them sitting in front of me. —Chris Marker
Paris metro PASSENGERS
How did I get to miss this event! Luckily they (Unity technologies) have uploaded a bunch of video material and I can enjoy my coffee watching it now.
I have contributed my reactive installation work titled ENGAGE, CHANGE.
WINTER/SPRING 2011 BRIEF HISTORIES
Sarah Abu Abdallah
Tarek Al Ghoussein
Jean Marie Casbarian
Nicolas Dumit Estevez
Emilia and Ilya Kabakov
Jeremiah Bendik Keymer
Jennifer and Kevin McCoy
Nebojsa Shoba Seric
As I am looking in to developing Interactive Environments course @ AUS CAAD I have been advised to check the NETlab toolkit website led by Professor Philip van Allen an initiative of the Media Design Program at Art Center College of Design.
I have to say that this toolkit looks very user friendly and suitable for students who are to face designing for interactions for the first time.