AMODA is partnering with Nerd Nite Austin to present talks and a live performance by Total Unicorn. Don’t miss this rare look behind the scenes of a unique local band that combines dance, video projections, and electronic music in their ultra-psychedelic live performances!
Finding the Right Tools for the As-yet-to-be-determined Job
by Stephen Hal Fishman (Austin, TX)
Stephen will discuss his attempts to try nearly every piece of filmmaking and graphics software he could get his hands on in the quest for the perfect set of tools. As someone doing motion graphic design since the early 90s, he’s had the opportunity to try a huge variety of hardware and software (from film equipment to analogue video machinery to software and digital hardware). He’ll also give a little context about how useful/significant the gear was at the time and how it improved, expanded or hindered his work.
Stephen Fishman is an artist & filmmaker based in Austin, TX. Although he does a lot of broadcast and longform work, he’s most interested in live animated projections, interactive software-based gallery installations and the symbiosis of music, dance and projected video.
Interpretive Dance: Not as Lame as it Sounds
by Lindsey Taylor (Austin, TX)
A brief introduction to classical concert dance forms of Western culture and how they influence Lindsey’s medium, interpretive dance, followed by an overview of her dance-making process.
Lindsey Taylor is a choreographer/dancer working in Austin. She received a BFA in Dance from the University of Texas, and went on to create the award-winning interpretive dance trio Little Stolen Moments.
This jam is a time machine. Music as the flux capacitor of the soul.
by Lyman Hardy III (Austin, TX)
Music and it’s relationship to the perception of time. Lyman will provide a quick-start guide to music as the gearshift to the time space continuum.
Lyman is a drummer, sound designer, beatmaker, time monitor, and space measurer. Beginning in 1993, he was the drummer for iconic Austin band Ed Hall. He has also been a long-time member of the retro-futuristic cosmic dance-rock combo Pong. He currently handles audio production and music composition at Stuck On On, where he’s worked with many well-known indie filmmakers, game studios, ad agencies, and other clients.
About Nerd Nite
Nerd Nite is a monthly event held in more than 75 cities across the globe during which several folks give roughly 20-minute fun-yet-informative presentations across all disciplines – while the audience drinks along. And there are often bands, acrobats, trivia, and other shenanigans as well. Imagine learning about everything from math feuds or the science of the Simpsons, to the genealogy of Godzilla or debunking beer myths. As nerds and non-nerds like to say, Nerd Nite is like the Discovery Channel…with Beer! More info at austin.nerdnite.com
The Austin Museum of Digital Art (AMODA) is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to engage the public and artists in the creation, understanding, and appreciation of digital art. More info →