Tag Archives: digital media

“R. Luke Dubois—In Real Time” Exhibition

Andrew Chatfield writes in from the CFA to invite you to see a gallery exhibit by R. Luke Dubois:

Genre-defying composer, artist, and performer R. Luke DuBois utilizes data to create maps, scores, and videos that explore subjects including the Iraq War and the census; and that raise questions of artistic agency, privacy, and fair use. Organized as a database of his projects and concerns, the exhibition “R. Luke DuBois: In Real Time” is the first major gallery presentation of his work, and will include recent and commissioned pieces that take as their basis real-time data flows, topical statistics, and contemporary media footage. Co-sponsored by Wesleyan’s Department of Art and Art History, Department of Government, Digital and Computational Knowledge Initiative, Information Technology Services, the Office of Academic Affairs, and the Quantitative Analysis Center.
Closed: Wednesday, November 25 through Monday, November 30, 2015

Date: Open until December 13th (But closed November 25th and November 30th)
Place: Ezra and Cecile Zilkha Gallery, Main Gallery, 283 Washington Terrace, Middletown
Gallery hours: Tuesday-Sunday, Noon-5pm
Read more about this exhibition on the Zilkha Gallery’s website.

WesStuffed Information Session

From Alex Irace ’15:

Come to Usdan 110 this Sunday at 7 PM to hear about how you can get involved in Wesleyan’s official food blog, WesStuffed. We’re looking for writers, photographers, and tech/PR staff. Great opportunity to gain experience in writing and digital media!
Check us out at www.wesstuffed.com!

Date: Sunday, March 2 2014
Time: 7:00 PM – 7:45 PM
Place: Usdan, room 110

Interview with Jake Levine ’08: Creator of BreakupText

breakuptext

I interviewed Jake Levine ’08, a successful Wes alum in the tech industry this past July, when he had just launched the iTunes app, BreakupText. Since then, he’s launched the app’s sequel, MakeupText and continues to be a maverick in the digital media world. I was originally intrigued because Levine created an app that allowed people to break up with their significant others in under five seconds, but I quickly figured out that he was an inspiring entrepreneur with an already successful career. He’s the general manager of digg.com, owner of well-groomed social media accounts, and great promoter of Wesleyan in the tech industry.

While our conversation at the time focused on his (now month-old) app, Levine had some great advice for people interested in creating their own start ups and in becoming involved in the tech industry (hint: if you’re a Wes student, you are guaranteed to find a Wes alum currently working in the industry). If you’re one of these people, get on this e-mail list for Digital Wesleyan (it’s already 600+ people strong) so you can stay informed about meet-ups with Wesleyan alums in tech (Levine organizes these).

Click past the jump for an insightful interview with someone Forbes has deemed one of the top 30 under 30 people in digital media today:

Check Out Some Digital Media films in Usdan, Yo

Looking for opportunities at the Usdan Monetary Fund? Jenna L. Hunter ’14 would like to connect you with a valuable career opportunity in economics:

Come see a FREE screening of all the cool things the Digital Media students having been making all semester. Just walk by the TVs that are normally playing sports games in Usdan. May 9th and 11th from 11:30-1:30.

Where: Usdan Monitors (who knew that’s what it’s actually called?)
When: 5/9 and 5/11
Another When: 11:30-1:30

The trailer’s really fucking cool, by the way, but I lack the ______ to put it up on YouTube or anything like that at the moment, so if one of y’all wants to, feel free.

Wes on iTunes U and YouTube

If you’re looking for a Wesleyan-related way to avoid writing that paper you’ve been putting off all day—or if you’re an alumnus looking to stay connected to Wesleyan—University Communications and the New Media Lab have just the thing for you.

Wesleyan now has a presence on YouTube and iTunes U!

Wesleyan’s YouTube channel (cough, WesTube, cough) lets you watch Wesleyan-related videos about campus events, music, lectures, dances, athletics, and more. It’s supposed to be updated every week; right now, there’s a nifty video of campus reactions to the inauguration of President Barack Obama H’08.

Wesleyan has also created a presence on iTunes U, the educational side of Apple’s iTunes. It serves up Wesleyan-related audio and video podcasts. According to the University, there are over 90 podcasts to download, including:

  • Public Lecture Series talks
  • Writing Program talks
  • WESeminars
  • Academic lectures
  • Homecoming and Commencement videos
  • Videos of CFA events
  • Athletics podcasts

Some of these things actually look pretty entertaining, and brain-expanding. Cool.