Shawn and I had a highly productive time this week at Swarthmore College outside of Philadelphia. There we co-presented a two-day symposium, Visualizing Media Futures, with the college’s Department of Film and Media Studies and Institute for the Liberal Arts. The symposium brought faculty and students together with an array of top innovators, educators, artists, and media industry leaders. We explored such topics as telematics and algorithmic culture, game design, the future of the business of cinema, and the media arts’ impact on education in the 21st century.
Spending two days listening to a dozen brilliant speakers (including David Linde and Sheldon Brown), viewing imaginative artistic works (like those of Philomène Longpré, including her striking CEREUS, shown above), and experiencing demos of new cutting-edge cinematic technologies (like Organic Motion‘s markerless and highly affordable motion capture system) was tremendously stimulating and enjoyable. The event was a success on multiple levels.
A big thank you to our main partners at Swarthmore — Patty White and Bob Rehak — for the energy and time you contributed to the symposium. We look forward to opportunities to work with you again in the future.