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Wednesday, December 17, 2008

UNM Word & Image Screening this Friday

UNM's Word and Image class is one of our longest running classes for bringing a small movie production team together to plan, shoot and edit new student work.  Taking scripts from our Advanced Screenwriting class and featuring actors from the Theatre and Dance Acting for the Camera class, some of UNM's most talented young directors have been producing really good work for years.  Please join us this Friday evening at ARTS Lab for the latest edition with three new works and some of last year's faves...

Join us for an exciting premiere of original UNM student motion pictures Friday December 19, 2008 at 7PM in ARTS Lab, 131 Pine St, NE (One block west of University, half a block north of Central).

The Thing Inside – Producer: Franklin Whitman, Director: Brooks Rudolph, Writer: Mike Smith

Apples – Producer: Grant Roberts, Director/Writer: Taylor Lane

The Truth Within – Producer/Writer Paul Porter, Director Alyse Daunis

We start the evening with two past audience favorites:

The Life, Death, and Aptitude of Todd Winters – Producer: Charles D. Care II, Director: Matt Garcia, Writer: Gary Montry

Nightmares Outside of Dreams – Producer: Justin Pichardo, Director/Writer: Justin Golightly.

These works were produced in WORD & IMAGE (MA429), written in ADVANCED SCREENWRITING (MA 390), and feature actors from Acting for the Camera (THEA 326).

WHAT:     2008 Word & Image Student Work Screening
WHEN:    Friday, January 17th, 7PM - 9PM
WHERE:  UNM ARTS Lab, 131 Pine Street, NW (one block west of Unviersity, half a block north of Central)
COST:      Free

New Mexico's 5th Annual Media Industries Conference -- "MIX" -- is coming January 17th.  Sign up at

Eric Renz-Whitmore, Program Coordinator
MSC04 2570
1 University of New Mexico
Albuquerque, NM 87131
office:  505-277-2253
cell:     505-227-1086

Tuesday, December 09, 2008

[Gfx-cafe] ECE/CS 412 Video Game Competition

The students of ECE/CS 412 Introduction to Computer Graphics have
been working on their final video game projects, which run on
the PC and the XBOX360. On Thursday, December 11 the public will
have the opportunity to come by and play their games at the second
annual video game development competition. If you are interested
in game development and want to see what our students were able
to achieve in only one month, come by and check it out!

The schedule is as follows:

Thursday, December 11, 2008
Atrium of ECE Building (Bldg#46 on campus map)

9am - 5pm Public Play Session: Your chance to play the games yourself!

5pm - 6:30pm Juding for game competition: Learn how the teams developed
their games

See you there!

The ECE building is located on the campus of the University of
New Mexico (building 46 on the campus map). Directions can be found

Pradeep Sen
Assistant Professor
Advanced Graphics Lab
Dept. of Electrical & Computer Engineering
University of New Mexico

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Sunday, December 07, 2008

This Week: Animators, Game Developers & Tech Legislation

Lots of good things going on this week that we'd like you to know about.

AniMotion NM Holiday Meet-up (12/9)
IGDA Holiday Fundraiser (12/11)
NMITSA Tech Legislation Preview (12/12)

Animotion NM
Animotion NM is teaming up with the Art Center Design College Animation club for
a holiday potluck celebration with film, food and friends: entries from 2008 motionawards and motionfest will be shown and they're also planning a holiday exchange, so please bring books, software and/or hardware that's collecting dust to swap with others and the items they've brought

WHEN: Tuesday, December 9th from 7:00 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. in the
WHERE: The Art Center Design College Auditorium ( Map ).
For more info, contact the Art Center Design College's Animation Club President, Jake Anthony Mirabal, at

IGDA Child's Play Charity Game Night
The Rio Grande International Game Developers Association chapter is glad to announce our 2nd annual holiday fundraiser for Child's Play (
Since 2003, over 100,000 gamers worldwide have banded together through Child's Play, a community based charity grown and nurtured from the game culture and industry. Over two million dollars in donations of toys, games, books and cash for sick kids in children's hospitals across North America and the world have been collected since our inception.
Participants will have a chance to play different games of skill and chance to become tournament champion. All proceeds go to Child's Play.

WHEN: Thursday, December 11th, 6-9PM
WHERE: O'Niells Pub, 4310 Central SE Albuquerque
COST: $10 Donation
Info: More info at:

Can't make it? You can also donate at

NMITSA Tech Legislation Preview
For our December luncheon, NMITSA heads north to hear what we can expect from the 2009 session of the New Mexico State Legislature. State Science and Technology Adviser Tom Bowles will provide an overview on state priorities and expected legislation. Also on the program, former ACI director (and current NMITSA board member) Sayuri Yamada will discuss how to work with the legislature and Santa Fe Complex Executive Director Don Begley will explain ways to become more engaged with the legislative actions affecting our businesses and our lives.

WHEN: Friday, December 12th 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM (Presentation begins at noon)
WHERE: Santa Fe Complex, 624 Agua Fria, Santa Fe.
Click here for directions
COST: $25 to NMITSA & Affiliate Members; $40 to other guests.
Please RSVP to Eric Renz-Whitmore (
Or sign up and pay online here.

Following the luncheon session, we're also planning discussions of potential activities for a northern chapter of NMITSA -- and on digital media use of NMCAC, New Mexico's Supercomputer.

We hope you can join us!

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Friday, December 05, 2008

[Gfx-cafe] GFX Cafe Seminar Friday Dec 5, 2008

Last GFX Café for the Fall semester!

GFX Café Seminar Friday December 5, 2008
12noon - 1:15pm, ECE 118

Food will be served

Recent ideas in visualization
by Joe Kniss, UNM Advanced Graphics Lab

Joe will be talking about interesting developments in visualization.

Joe Kniss is an assistant professor in Computer Science and a member
of the Advanced Graphics Lab.

The ECE building is located on the campus of the University of
New Mexico (building 46 on the campus map). Directions can be found

Pradeep Sen
Assistant Professor
Advanced Graphics Lab
Dept. of Electrical & Computer Engineering
University of New Mexico

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Thursday, December 04, 2008

Tonight (Thursday) @ ARTS Lab:

The Alibi's Laura Marrich picks up on our new Experimental Music Series:


Last month, UNM's ARTS Lab (short for Art, Research, Technology and Science) added an experimental music series to its already large petri dish of creative-science projects. The monthly SPECTRE SERIES is helmed by William Fowler Collins, a dude about noise-town. Its point, according to the event's blog, is to feature "composer-performers who work inside (and outside) the musical fields of electroacoustic, acousmatic, noise, and free improvisation."The second go-around is on Thursday, Dec. 4, when Martin Back and Father of the Flood perform. Doors open at 7, and the music starts at 7:30 p.m.You can find the ARTS Lab Garage at 131 Pine NE, just north of Central and one block west of University. Bring something to sit on and a $5 to $10 donation. Learn more about ARTS Lab at and the SPECTRE music series at

Monday, December 01, 2008

Spectre Series This Thursday Night @ ARTS Lab

The SPECTRE SERIES Presents MARTIN BACK and FATHER OF THE FLOOD. Thanks to all who came out for the first show last week. You'll find photos below. We are lucky to have Martin Back and Father of the Flood with us for the upcoming December 4th show.

Doors are at 7:00 PM, with the first performance starting by 7:30 PM.

Where: ARTS Lab Garage - 131 Pine Street NE, Albuquerque, NM 87106, just north of Central and one block west of University
When: 7:00 PM
Cost: $5-10 sliding scale

Artist Bios and more info at ARTS Lab's Experimental Music Blog.
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GC Video & JVC @ ARTS Lab this Wednesday

Join us this Wednesday at ARTS Lab when GC Video, JVC and Broadcast Pix team up to show how their systems integrate quite nicely.

WHAT: GC Video Integrated Production System Presentation
WHEN: Wednesday, December 3 1-4PM
WHERE: UNM ARTS Lab, 131 Pine St, NE

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