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Cool way to get your photos out, and do something cool too!

Lets do some shadows people!! I am friends with these folks:

Shadow People Project was inspired by the atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki in 1945, where thousands of people were blown away, leaving only their shadows printed by heat on streets, bridges, walls, and granite steps. These shadow people were the first to be rendered faceless and nameless by a nuclear weapon, but they were neither the first nor the last people rendered shadows by a great power.

 

The Shadow People Project is designed to bring shadow people out of the shadows, to fill the dark night with millions of tiny stars to let the world know we are HERE and care about what’s happening to us, to each other, and to our planet. 

 

We strive to connect people by building a community that not only follows the Shadow People Project, but also inspires them to create their own social movements towards a better world. 

http://www.shadowpeopleproject.org/

Logo Design Contest

Neato contest- with prizes!

Logo Contest!

*** Over $250 in prizes ***

Nuevos Comienzos (New Beginnings) is a new commercial kitchen at The Commons, and a project of The Volunteer Center; our vision is to build a healthy and viable food economy in Grant County through mentorship of potential food entrepreneurs, while creating sustainable local businesses.

 

We need a logo that shouts “KITCHEN!,” one that we can use on letterheads, posters, hats, t-shirts, doggie sweaters, mouse pads, and more.

 

General Guidelines:

  • Open to everyone! Really. Everyone.
  • Must look good, large or small, because we’d like to use it on EVERYTHING!
  • Official rules – email barb@tvcgrantcounty.org (subject line: Logo), or stop by The Commons, 501 E 13th St (on the corner of 13th and Corbin) for rules and release forms.

How to Submit Your Design:

  • Email barb@tvcgrantcounty.org (subject line: Logo) before 11:59 PM, or
  • Drop off at The Commons, 501 E 13th St (on the corner of 13th and Corbin) before 4PM on February 4, 2015. Please remember to include your contact information and applicable waivers for your submission to be considered.

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Winner will be notified by February 11, 2015; prize will be awarded by February 14.

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More questions? Email Barb (subject line: Logo) at barb@tvcgrantcounty.org, call her at 575.388.2988 or stop by The Commons.

Deadline is February 4!

POPUP: new media mini festival

POPUP- new media mini festival from peter bill on Vimeo.

POP-UP
New Media mini festival

like water for the desert
new media for New Mexico

Hosted on the campus of WNMU in Parotti Hall

Thursday February 19th
6-7:30 PM

Discussion:
Electronic Literature
sandy baldwin- WVU

New Media Acoustics:
bruce bennett-SFSU
barry moon- ASU
doug nottingham-

Interaction Design
jessica rajko- ASU

Moderated by peter bill WNMU

Friday February 20th
7-9PM

Performance
jessica rajko
topography

sandy baldwin
Literary Spam: performance writing in video games

bruce bennett peter bill
Key:MacroMicro (Stretch)

barry moon doug nottingham
pincushioned:
in2
elastic guitar
snare alchemy 2.0
bud pets

First Light on the Oxberry Project

Kate Brown, a multimedia artist and key figure in the new Mimbreno visual arts movement, has been working to get physical, as opposed to digital, animation back up and running here in SW New Mexico.  A key part of this is her Oxberry, an animation stand from the Disney era, used for title design and cel based animation from the 1950’s… She drove this beast of an animation stand all the way back from Rhode Island to install it in her studio at the Hot Springs Ranch in Mimbres, NM.

Kate has been working to create the multiplane, which are series of glass plates, that when photographed from above allow for depth and 3d to be introduced into 2d animations.  Working with several local builders,  this process has begun.

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The WNMU New Media Studio, as part of its visiting artist series, is inviting new media artists to visit campus and work with students to create new works.  The first artist to visit this year is Stephen Dirkes, a NYC film maker and stop motion animation specialist.  We had the students collect flora from around the ranch, as we timelapsed, now we get to play:

Mimbres Hot Spring Lapse 2014 from stephen dirkes on Vimeo.

Good advice for all artists, young or otherwise…

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3. I’ve cobbled together many different streams of income, so that if the bottom falls out of one industry, I’m not ruined. My mom worked in packaging design. When computers fundamentally changed the field, she lost all her work. I learned from this.

Molly Crabapple at bOINGbOING: http://boingboing.net/2014/11/04/molly-crabapples-rules-for-c.html

Story is everything

You do not need big budget.  You do not need special effects. You need a good story.  Oh yeah, and I wish Kurt Cobain was still around, and Weinstock too…

stop motion animation using multiplane

This is the kind of setup we are hoping to construct at Kate Browns…

Astigmatismo from Troshinsky on Vimeo.

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