D.A.T.A. News – Tuesday July 25th, 2017
We’re excited to share updates on three D.A.T.A. programs: MORPHOS 2018, DATA Ed, and the Denver Arts + Technology Advancement Hacksters Meetup! This Thursday we will be hosting the 2nd installment of our Hackster.io sponsored Meetup at the Commons on Champa. We’re also expanding MORPHOS programs in a number of ways to create a more fulfilling experience for our artists. Read on for more information on each:
Hackster.io Fusion 360 Demo and Eyeo Festival In Review!
Come join us for the second installment of Denver Arts + Technology Advancement Hacksters – Presented by Hackster.io, Autodesk and Alt Ethos! We’ll be meeting Thursday Jul 27, 2017 5:30pm – 7:30pm at the Commons on Champa’s Innovation Lounge. You may RSVP for the event here:
Paul Elsberg will be going over how to approach using Autodesk Fusion 360’s modeling capabilities to design object enclosures. We will also be covering insights from the international Eyeo Festival, a conference featuring professional creative technologists at the forefront of the industry.
We also proudly announce Elsberg’s recent feature in Adobe Creative Cloud’s UXperts Weigh In: Designs We Love, July Edition where he highlighted the simple, elegant educational gaming experience, The Bézier Game. We are proud for Elsberg to be recognized by Adobe!
We will be providing digital materials and some initial explanations of the benefits of using Fusion 360 for developing enclosures and a variety of other models. We are very pleased to bring back lots of amazing insights from Eyeo Festival, an international conference for professionals at the epicenter of creative technology. You can check out the speakers and more information at the festival website http://eyeofestival.com/
A few Denverites were lucky enough to attend and will be sharing some of the most compelling work that resonated with them.
As our skills evolve so do our capabilities. We’re now ready to launch D.A.T.A. Ed workshops. Our team has recently been trained as teachers for k-12 education as agency representatives for Think 360 Arts.
Technology is something which is often seen as a privilege, expensive, difficult to learn, and simply utilitarian. We want to show you that the opposite is true; that anyone can learn how to utilize technology in ways that are truly accessible, inspirational, beautiful, and most of all enjoyable!
We work to break down the digital divide that halts progress and keeps creative technology in the hands of only those who can afford it. We focus on free software, so students and educators can continue to develop their skills after we leave!
We love creating custom tailored programs to fit your needs.
For booking, contact Think 360 Arts.
MORPHOS 2018 is coming with expanded programs!
MORPHOS 360 Workshops
Our workshops are now open to all participants for five days of 360° dome and VR skills held on April 13 – 19, 2018 from 11:30 am – noon and break down as follows: Monday – 360° Image Stitching, Tuesday – Production Pipeline for Asset Modeling and Animation, Wednesday – Realtime Visualizations for Dome, Thursday – 3D Audio. Friday is reserved for Q&A and review of any subject matter the artists would still like to go over again.
Registration coming soon!
This year we’re expanding our workshops, hours of available dome use as well as including group housing. The workshops are held at the Fort Collins Museum of Discover. Our artists, who have previously traveled from as far as Australia will now have the option to stay at the Solarium Hostel in Fort Collins during the 5 week residence, from April 9 – May 15. We do this not only for a more accommodating housing option but also for additional render time for the artists. Alt Ethos is also sponsoring one artist to help create more diversity in technology. Women, People of Color, and GLBTQ can all apply. Registration information coming soon!
MORPHOS Best of Reel
For the first time ever we will be releasing the MORPHOS Best of Reel, a compilation of the best alumni works – Coming soon to a digital dome near you. Contact us for distribution details.
MORPHOS Digital Dome Art Show
The MORPHOS Digital Dome Art Show which is held at the Fort Collins Museum of Discovery brings in people from up to 1000 miles to see this show! Dates May 11 – 13, 2018. Submission information coming soon!
We excitedly welcome newcomers to bring your skills to a new level. DATA’s mission is Empowerment through Creative Technology. We look forward to instructing new artists to take your creations to the next level.
Matt Maes is a Denver animator focused on immersive and interactive technology. He is an executive member of the nonprofit organization Denver Arts + Technology Advancement (D.A.T.A.) and Chief Influence Officer of Alt Ethos, Ltd