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Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Bigger, Faster, Stronger, WOW! Digital Marketing the Right Way (11/4)

Our Friends at Webuquerque's next event is a must-see for those interested in digital marketing -- and likely to have many web pros in the house as well. Check it out:

Bigger, Faster, Stronger, WOW! Digital Marketing the Right Way
with Reid Givens

"Marketing" is often misunderstood as the department that creates advertising. Many things have been labeled as marketing, such as blogging, running TV commercials and even putting balloons in the parking lot. It is true that marketing can do many of these tactics, but they are not the whole story.

In Bigger, Faster, Stronger, WOW! Digital Marketing the Right Way, 15 year marketing professional Reid Givens will demystify what digital marketing really is and what it is not.
"The truth of the matter is that there are too many websites, advertising campaigns and companies that misunderstand marketing, and unfortunately, fail because of it."

This talk will take a holistic look at marketing, focusing on the role digital media plays. The session will cover common mistakes and some advice on how to get it right … along side talking about movies, celebrities, bands and more.

Date, Time & Location
WHEN: Wednesday, November 4, 2009
6:30–7:30pm, with socializing following the presentation
WHERE: Uptown Sports Bar and Grill
6601 Uptown Blvd
Albuquerque, NM 87110

More info at:

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Tomorrow @ ARTS Lab: Artist Lecture: Michael Rees

organized by Professor Steve Barry

WHEN: Wednesday, October 21 at 3:00pm
WHERE: Arts Lab Garage, 131 Pine St. NE
(one block west of University Blvd.; half a block north of Central -- street parking nearby)

Michael Rees was featured in the 1995 Whitney Biennial. His work utilizes performance, animation, video, installation, sculptural objects, computer software programs and interactivity. He is the recipient of a Rockefeller Renew Media Grant, A Creative Capitol Grant, an National Endowment for the Arts Grant.

Friday, October 16, 2009

Sony Broadcast Equipment Event @ KNME 10/28

Sony Electronics will be presenting its XDCAM HD Workflow and info on HD acquisition during a special Broadcast Equipment event at KNME. If you're in the market for higher end Sony products, this might be the right event for you:

See the Newest Sony Products!

Please join us for a Demo Day event featuring a full line up of Sony broadcast and production products. Come see the latest in Sony’s world-class broadcast cameras, displays and switcher solutions.

When: Wednesday, October 28, 2009, 9:00am – 3:00pm (lunch to be provided)
Location: KNME-TV (PBS)
Address: 1130 University Blvd., N.E. Albuquerque

11:00am XDCAM HD Workflow / Blu-Ray
Presented by Mike DesRoches, Sony Optical Storage Engineer
1:00pm HD Acquisition
Presented by Keith Vidger, Sony HD Acquisition Engineer
The event is free, but RSVP is required. For more information, contact

Thursday, October 15, 2009


The ARTS Lab is excited to announce... the return of the SPECTRE SERIES this November:

The Transducers play The SPECTRE SERIES at ARTS Lab
(curated by William Fowler Collins)


The Transducers (featuring Martin Back, James Brody, Philip Mantione, Christian Pincock, and Frank Rolla)

The Transducers is a group of five composers and improvisers from diverse backgrounds spanning three generations of experience. They utilize laptops, custom software, sound sculptures, circuit bending and custom electronics to produce unique sonic worlds. Within the context of unstructured improvisation, they incorporate audience collaboration by means of the Photo-Instigator, a light-sensitive device suspended above the performers that picks up light beams originating from the audience.

These rays are transduced into MIDI controller data streams that are sent to the performers to use or ignore as they see fit. So in essence, audience members become
collaborators, instigators and possibly saboteurs.

DATE: Monday, November 2, 2009

TIME: 7:30 pm

COST: $5 suggested donation

131 Pine Street NE
(One block west of University Blvd., half a block north of Central; plenty of parking at night)
Albuquerque, NM 87106
For more info, call: (505) 277-2253

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

SIGGRAPH Info Meeting this Saturday @ ARTS Lab

REMINDER: Siggraph meeting this Saturday, October 17th!

One of the organizations that's mentioned most often when people discuss getting our digital media production and research community together is SIGGRAPH ("The Association for Computing Machinery's Special Interest Group on Graphics and Interactive Techniques" to be more precise). As a few people on this list might mention, New Mexico once had one of SIGGRAPH's most active chapters.

Now with the arrival of Sony Pictures Imageworks, continued growth of film and other developments there's an desire to see whether there's enough active interest to restart a successful chapter, with an info session organized by Imageworks' Rachel Nicoll.

If you'd be interested in helping start and grow such a chapter, please attend. If you know of others who might be interested -- please pass this along. Timing of future meetings, video conferencing for people throughout the state and other questions are on the agenda.

When: Saturday, October 17th from 4-6pm
Where: UNM ARTS Lab, 131 Pine St., NE (1 block west of University; half a block north of Central; lots of parking)

Gale Memorial Lecture Series: Kristin Lucas

Kristin Lucas, the first speaker in the Department of Art & Art History Gale Memorial Lecture Series, appears TOMORROW at ARTS Lab!

WHEN: Wednesday, October 14th at noon
WHERE: ARTS Lab Garage, 131 Pine St. NE


Kristin Lucas creates video, installation, intervention, digital photographs, sculpture, and Internet artworks. Positioning herself at the center of her projects, Lucas' work addresses the effects of rapid-spread technology on the human condition. Reversing a popular concept of infusing humanity into machines she instead applies familiar strategies of electronic media to her own life. Transformations, mutations, and portraiture are the focus of works set to the backdrop of empty and meaningful exchanges with automated tellers, television, shopping malls, healing arts therapists, police officers, and a judge.

Lucas' work has been exhibited in numerous group exhibitions, including the Art Gallery of Windsor; Images Festival, Toronto; ICA, London; ZKM, Karlsruhe; Cheekwood Museum, Nashville; The Museum of Modern Art, the Whitney Museum of American Art, the New Museum of Contemporary Art, and Artists Space, New York. She has had solo exhibitions at Postmasters Gallery, New York; And/Or Gallery, Dallas; Or Gallery, Vancouver; Plugin, Basel; Windows, Brussels; the New Museum of Contemporary Art, New York; O.K Center for Contemporary Arts, Linz, Austria; and FACT, Liverpool, England.

Lucas has been awarded numerous artist residencies including the Edith Russ Site for Media Art New Work Stipend, Oldenburg, Germany; the 13th International Studio Program of ACC Weimar and the City of Weimar, Germany; World Views, Experimental Television Center, Harvestworks, Marie Walsh Sharpe Space Program and P.S.1 National Studio Program, New York; and the ARCUS A.I.R. Program, Ibaraki, Japan.