UToledo School of Visual and Performing Arts

UT College of Visual and Performing Arts well represented at Digital Media & Arts Conference

When the International Digital Media and Arts Association Conference was held this month in Miami, FL, the University of Toledo College of Visual and Performing Arts was well represented. Not only did Dean Debra Davis and Associate Dean Holly Monsos attend the conference, a project from the Art Department won an award and Film faculty member Holly Hey presented a paper.

Image of digital billboard featuring work of UT student Mark Yappueying

 

The Stories from Toledo billboard project won the 2012 Achievement in Digital Art & Design Award–the student award for digital art at the conference, http://idmaa.org/showcase-university-of-toledo/ The project, developed by Art faculty member Barry Whittaker for his class Time, Motion, Space, features the work of students in the class as well as the work of the department’s BFA students on electronic billboards, donated by Lamar Outdoor. 17 works are displayed on the boards which are located throughout the Toledo area. For more information on the works and a map to locations, visit the project page.

Holly Hey, Associate Professor of Film, The University of Toledo

A number of special topics presentations were made by academics across the nation on the second day of the conference. The special topic for the first paper session was “21st Century Tools for Teaching.”Lindsay Grace, Miami University, spoke on “Producing Results with a Student Based Creative Design Studio.” Allen Jones, Puget Sound University, talked about “Visualizing Invisible Cities: Using the Cave to Teach Postmodern Literature.” Holly Hey, The University of Toledo, spoke on “The Objective Machine and the Subjective Experience: Meshing Methodology and Ideology in Digital Non-Linear Editing.”

The first night featured the iDEAS Art Opening and the Student Showcase in the New World School of the Arts Gallery. Artists from across the nation exhibited their work, celebrating the 10th anniversary of the IDEAS exhibit. Students from the following schools shared their work with the conference: University of Akron, SUNY Oswego, University of Houston Clear Lake, University of Georgia, University of Florida, University of Detroit Mercy, East Tennessee State University, Utah Valley University, University of Toledo, Columbia College Chicago and New World School of the Arts.

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