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Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Ignite New Mexico 7 TONIGHT!

Without a doubt one of the most fun events in the Albuquerque and Santa Fe areas (there's some work on a Las Cruces-based event as well), "Ignite" events bring together presenters for a range of creative fields (though especially in the range of 'design' areas).  With speedy talks selected by the online audience, there's rarely a weak one -- and as with short film fests, a weak one is over pretty quick.  I hope you'll check it out.

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Tonight at 7pm in ABQ.  Ignite NM 7!

Didn't RSVP?  Come anyway!

Sorry about the Auto email from Eventbrite earlier this week. There is no need to print or bring any ticket to the event.  The RSVPs are to help us have an idea of how many are coming vs. how much food etc.  So yes there will be refreshments.

A couple helpful links:

Speaker List


We are in the big round room immediately as you walk into the building.  Just follow the signs. The building has parking, so no worries there.
CNM's Smith Brasher Hall Room 100
717 University Blvd SE
Albuquerque, NM 87106


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Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Save the Date for THATCamp New Mexico (October 2-3)

From Mimi Roberts at the NM Department of Cultural Affairs:

New Mexico digital humanists take note: THATCamp is coming to town. On October 2-3, 2010, THATCamp will be held at the National Hispanic Cultural Center in Albuquerque. Don't miss it! For more information visit our website at <> .

What is THATCamp?

THATCamp (The Humanities and Technologies Camp) is an "unconference" where humanists and technologists meet to work together for the common good.  An "unconference" is "a facilitated, participant-driven conference centered around a theme or purpose." Unconferences are not spectator events. Participants are involved from the schedule creation to the wrap-up session, and actively present, discuss, and collaborate with fellow participants.

Why THATCamp New Mexico?

New Mexico's rich heritage in the arts, culture, and sciences make it prime THATCamp territory. THATCamp New Mexico is the beginning of a new collaborative digital humanities community. We are a diverse group united in our commitment to the creative use of technology to communicate New Mexico's stories, from ancient times to the present, and to reconnect all New Mexicans to the spirit of innovation that spans our history from the oldest Clovis point through the development of the atomic bomb and the founding of Micro-soft.

No Suits, No Papers.What Do You do?

Show, tell, collaborate, share, and walk away inspired. Sessions at THATCamp New Mexico might range from software demos to training sessions to discussions of research findings. The thing you won't see is people standing up and reading full blown papers.

Still a little unsure as to what you might want to propose?  To get an idea of the scope of topics check out the blog for the original THATCamp <>  or some of the regional camps (THATCamp Columbus <> , THATCamp Pacific Northwest <> , or THATCamp Austin <> ).  Don't feel limited by these topics, however. Anything is fair game if it falls under the categories of humanities and technology, and impacts you, your organization, or the field of digital humanities.

How do I Register?

Easy!  Just go to the Registration section of this website ( <> ), fill in the form, and you are good to go. Unfortunately, we can only accept a max of 100 people, so we're going to have to do some vetting.  If you've got any questions about applying, contact us.  Deadline for submitting is September 3, 2010.

Attendance at THATCamp New Mexico is free, however, a donation of $25 is requested from all attendees to cover meals, snacks, and supplies.

How Can I Help?

THATCamp New Mexico is participant run, and we're always looking for folks who are willing to help out. If you can volunteer some of your time, let us know when you register or contact Mimi Roberts <>  for more info.

THATCamp is being sponsored by NMHU's Media Arts Department, the New Mexico Department of Cultural Affairs, and the New Mexico Association of Museums, but we are still in need of more sponsorships! Contact Mimi Roberts <>  if your company or organization would like to sponsor THATCamp New Mexico.

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

New Mexico Post Alliance Kick-off Event (8/6)

From the New Mexico Post Alliance:

Dear Community Member,

It is my great pleasure to invite individuals and companies from the film, television and digital multi-media post and related industries to the NMPA (New Mexico Post Alliance) kickoff membership meeting and social mixer at The Albuquerque Press Club, starting at 6pm on Friday, August 6th.  Come down and meet the board and your colleagues and have some refreshments.  We are excited to be opening membership as of this meeting, and hope to see you all there.

Best regards,

Luca Cecccarelli
President, NMPA

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Wednesday, July 07, 2010


Dona Ana Community College and UNM's ARTS Lab & Center for Advanced Research Computing are hosting the next Rio Grande SIGGRAPH Chapter 'Open Reel Review" this Saturday w/ Sony Pictures Imageworks Lead Animator Glenn Sylvester (IMDB) from 4-6 PM (location details below).

For aspiring animators and those wishing to move up in the industry, it's essential to have a 'Reel' that works. The Rio Grande SIGGRAPH Chapter's Open Reel Review series exists to help New Mexico's animators improve the content they present by providing feedback from real world pros about what works and what doesn't.  This month's installation focuses on Character Animation.  Whether you provide content of your own or just attend in listen in, this is an invaluable experience.

NMCAC Gateways
The Open Reel Review series relies on the use of the NM Computing Application Center's statewide "Gateway" system.  While we've primarily used sites in Albuquerque and Las Cruces, RG-SIGGRAPH is eager to connect with more people and programs throughout the state.  If you'd like to get involved, please contact them at the email below.

If you do plan to show content, we'd like to get it uploaded before the event.  Please send a note w/ info about yourself and the file(s) you want to send to  Please note: First, don't send the right now, you'll receive further instructions; second, our system works best with .avi and .mov files at the moment, so please output accordingly.

Albuquerque Location
UNM ARTS Lab & Center for Advanced Research Computing
131 Pine St., NE (one block west of University; half a block north of Central)

Las Cruces Location