AMODA presents a series of three lectures featuring local digital art luminaries. The goal of these lectures is to shine a light on the various forms of expression possible within the digital realm, and to provide the creators of various media an opportunity to discuss their craft, inspiration, and thought process.
Thursday, April 10th, 2003
The first presentation will feature award-winning digital filmmaker Mocha Jean Herrup. Mocha’s documentary “POM” (with Joanna Ingalls) won the Audience Choice Awards at Toronto Inside/Out Festival, Cinematexas, and garnered a Director’s Choice Award at the Charlotte Film and Video Festival.
Monday, April 21st, 2003
The second presentation will feature Anderson Mills, a PhD student in electrical engineering, computer science, and acoustics at the University of Texas. Anderson’s research is focused on automatic algorithms for machine listening and music processing (DSP for music). Specificaly, he uses algorithms to identify percussive instants in electroacoustic music which humans would also identify as percussive. He also teaches several classes in the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department including Acoustics for Musicians and Recording Engineers and Senior Design Lab.
Monday, May 5th, 2003
The third presentation will feature Randy Smith, a video game designer at the local game studio Ion Storm Austin. He is currently handling creative direction on the third installment in the critically acclaimed Thief game series. He previously played a key role in the first two Thief games at Looking Glass Studios in Cambridge, MA. Randy is known for his expertise in the non-violent, stealth-based gameplay and highly atmospheric storytelling for which the Thief is renowned.
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 →