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Thursday, February 11, 2016 - 8:00am
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Thursday, February 25, 2016 - 3:00pm
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Thursday, October 15, 2015 - 3:00pm
Stauffer Hall B-wing
Thursday, October 22, 2015 - 3:00pm
Stauffer Hall B-wing
Thursday, October 29, 2015 - 3:00pm
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Thursday, November 5, 2015 - 3:00pm
Stauffer Hall B-wing
Thursday, November 12, 2015 - 3:00pm
Stauffer Hall B-wing

Digital Culture Speaker Series (Fall 2015)

Dr. Celine Latulipe - 11/19/2015

Appropriately Valuing Inter-Disciplinary Research between Computer Science, Creativity and the Arts

by Dr. Celine Latulipe

Scientists and technologists conducting research in creativity and engaging with artists face political pressure to justify their work. A case study of the NSF-funded "Dance.Draw" project is used to illustrate the problematic aspects of pressure. I argue that a shift in dialogue is needed to appropriately value this type of inter-disciplinary research. More

Malcolm Phelan - 10/15/15

The Webflow Story: Launching a Start-Up to Redefine Web Design

by Malcolm Phelan

A start-up based in San Francisco, Webflow was launched in 2012 to give creative professionals a tool for building websites without code. After going through the Y Combinator accelerator, Webflow secured $1.5 million in seed funding, and now over 45,000 professional designers around the world use the platform to create premium responsive websites. More

Steve Talkowski - 9/24/2015

Character Design, Modeling and 3D Printing for Original IP

by Steve Talkowski

I will briefly touch on all aspects of design characters, interpreting these into 3D from 2D concepts using programs such as Maya and ZBrush, then give a presentation rendering in KeyShot. A short description of prepping assets for use in 3D printing will also be discussed.  More

Diemo Schwarz - 11/5/2015

Playing the Sound Space

by Diemo Schwarz

The piece is an exploration of different collections of sounds, made accessible by the technique of corpus-based concatenative synthesis, where sound segments are laid out in a multi-dimensional space of sound characteristics obtained from automatic audio descriptor analysis. Playing this sound space means navigating through it with the help of gestural controllers that lets the performer  More

Adam Nocek - 10/8/2015

On the (Im)possibility of BioTechnics

By Adam Nocek

In his presentation, Nocek will consider how the differences between living and technological systems are increasingly blurred in the 21st century. He will discuss how his work on biotechnology, artificial life, biodesign, and molecular animation troubles any clear distinction between “life” and “technology” and raises important metaphysical and political questions about their very existence as More

Corey Pressman - 9/17/2015

Poetry for Robots

By Corey Pressman

We understand the world through metaphor. Our minds seek and spin patterns and connections, likenesses and equations. As above, so below. More

Dr. Jonathan Lenchner - 10/22/2015

From Robots to Smart Meeting Rooms: Building Systems to Help Us Make Sense of the World

by Dr. Jonathan Lenchner

I will describe my work in robotics, in virtual and augmented reality, together with ASU Ph.D. student Vinay Venkataraman, and in building smart conference rooms. In each case, the objective has been to build sensory systems that develop an understanding of their environment and effectively augment the sensory experiences of the associated humans or human More

Marius Watz - 10/1/2015

Data + Code For Art + Money: An artist talk

by Marius Watz

Marius Watz is a digital artist who uses computer code to create abstract visuals and artifact, exploring software processes and emergent systems as form-generating tools. His work is known for its bright colors and complex geometry, combining organic structures with computational logic.  More


Kitundu - 9/3/2015

The Turntable as a Lens

by Kitundu

Since the turntable was my first instrument, it naturally became a lens through which I viewed the world. In attempting to expand its musical vocabulary, I found that it complimented and contributed to a range of other interests and investigations. Record players began expanding into other instruments and fragmenting in order  More