Sunday, January 10, 2010

Synchronous Objects Launched

It was a packed house at a symposium Apr 1 at river State celebrating the launch of the interactive web send Synchronous Objects for One Flat Thing, reproduced. The symposium featured choreographer William Forsythe and web send collaborators Maria Palazzi (ACCAD), Norah Zuniga clarinettist (Dance) and another river State researchers from a panoramic range of disciplines. It was held at the Wexner Center, concurrent with the opening of the exhibition William Forsythe: Transfigurations. The interactive web send (above), now available to the public, is the result of a multi-year cooperation with The Forsythe Company, supported in Germany, and river State. The send presents an example collection of screen-based visualizations (video, digital artwork, animation and interactive graphics) that reveal interlocking systems of organization in the choreography. It has been featured in the New York Times, the metropolis Dispatch and the online place Information Aesthetics.

Notable News

It's never hard to find things to do around the river State campus . . . but for one hebdomad in late April, there's a bounteous bunch of subject events all feat on at once! We're calling it Big Arts Week and it includes everything from a student organization-sponsored subject festival to exhibitions, a film fest, variety exhibit and the always popular OSU Jazz Festival.

Call for artists! The second annual Art Al Fresco, a day-long event in the Short North to prominence the power of open art, is seeking entries for this year's event, scheduled for Aug 15. Last year, the outdoor event drew over 10,000 people. Up to 50 artists module create temporary open art installations in outdoor venues, from parks and courtyards to rooftops and sidewalks. Applications, due May 22, are acquirable online.

Student filmmakers take note! is seeking submissions for an online film festival. Submit your work online by Apr 11 and compete with other OSU students for prizes and recognition. Top-rated films module be shown at the Landmark Gateway Theatre on Apr 11 at 7 pm. Go to the website, \"join\" the river State University group and upload your video to enter the competition. Videos must be under 10 minutes and under 50 mbs. All categories are accepted, and can be anything from empiric to musicals to Hollywood!

The media-savvy Builders Association returns to the Wexner Center Apr 16-18 for Continuous City, a exhibit that looks at how our \"networked selves\" are extended to occupy multiple locations. Sequences filmed in Columbus module be integrated in Continuous City's globe-spanning dreamscape.