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Friday, April 25, 2008

IFDM Director Candidate Event Tuesday

Hi everyone... two quick notes from ARTS Lab...

First, tonight's Portraits of Being show in the space has been canceled. We'll post rescheduling info soon.

Coming Tuesday, we at UNM and ARTS Lab are excited to move into the next phase of UNM's Interdisciplinary Film & Digital Media Program (IF&DM) with the first candidate visit for the director's position.

Further information about this and other visits will be posted at the on our events listservs.

Best wishes for a great weekend!


Announcing a Public Lecture:

Candidate for the Director
Interdisciplinary Film and Digital Media Program
Tuesday April 29th
4:00 – 5:00
Public Lecture
Place: ARTS Lab Garage (131 Pine St., one block west of University Blvd., and half a block north of Central)

Biographic Overview
James Oliverio is internationally known as a creative artist, educator and producer, and is a frequent keynote speaker and consultant to digital media, industry and education programs. He has served as Director of the Digital Worlds Institute at the University of Florida since January 2001, with full professorships in Digital Media and in Music.
Special recognition includes the Inaugural "Peoria Prize for Creativity" (2005) for producing the globally distributed performing arts collaboration entitled "Hands Across the Ocean" and the "Most Courageous and Creative" Award in the High Bandwidth Challenge at the 2001 global SuperComputing Conference. Oliverio holds five Emmy Awards from the Atlanta chapter of the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences, along with numerous national grants and commissions. His work in internationally-distributed performing and digital arts has been featured on CNN International and the BBC.
Oliverio's invention of the NetroNome TM has advanced network-based musical performance to a global scale. He has partnered with research institutions around the world to create "In Common Time" (ICT), a series of globally distributed performing arts collaborations. ICT has been featured in specially commissioned real-time events including "Non Divisi" for the Internet2, at the Los Angeles Convention Center for SIGGRAPH 2005, at the 2006 College Music Society National Conference and the 2007 Ingenuity Festival of Art and Technology.
In addition to performances of his orchestral scores by ensembles including the Cleveland Orchestra and the symphonies of Atlanta, Pittsburgh, Columbus, Oliverio has produced for and collaborated with Jazz @ Lincoln Center, the New York Philharmonic, the New York City Ballet and the Film Society of Lincoln Center. He served as Artistic Consultant on a number of projects with Wynton Marsalis, including the Millennial commission of "All Rise", which premiered with the New York Philharmonic under the baton of Kurt Masur and enjoyed subsequent performances at the Concertgebouw and with major international ensembles including the London and Los Angeles Philharmonics and the Boston and Chicago Symphonies.
Prior to becoming the Founding Director of the Digital Worlds Institute at the University of Florida, Oliverio served as the Artist in Residence at the Georgia Institute of Technology, and also as Founding Director of AudioLab in the Graphics, Visualization and Usability (GVU) Center in the Georgia Tech College of Computing. Previously he served as Visiting Associate Professor of Music and Director of Music Technology at Georgia State University.

More events for Faculty and students:

Monday April 28th

2:30 – 4:00
Meet with Faculty: College of Fine Arts, Arts & Sciences, Anderson School of Management, School of Engineering
Place: Ceria 365

5:30 – 6:30
Teaching presentation to Cinematic Arts Class
Place: Ceria 365

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