UND Working Group to host seminar on digital and new media April 10 at Fire Hall Theatre

The University of North Dakota Working Group in Digital and New Media will host a spring showcase at 6:30 p.m., Tuesday, April 10, featuring several new media projects, including an interactive musical performance by faculty members of the music and communication programs and a series of Mayan language videos.

The event, set to take place at the Grand Forks Fire Hall Theatre, aims to capture the dynamic and exciting character of digital and new media technologies taking place at UND.

There will be music by Tim Pasch, assistant professor in the UND communication program, and Michael Wittgraf, professor music; art by Jim Champion, and a video project from Crystal Alberts and the Chester Fritz Library about the “UND Writers Conference Digital Collection,” which involves preserving and digitizing the historical video of the famed Writers Conference, from 1970 to present. In addition, there will be a sneak peek of a new video project spearheaded by Travis Desell, assistant professor of computer science at UND’s the John D. Odegard School of Aerospace Sciences, and a documentary by Kathy Coudle-King, senior lecturer in the English department.

The evening also will feature a short series of Mayan language videos complete with subtitles, animated by Joel Jonientz, assistant professor of art and design department, and collected by Paul Worley, assistant professor in the modern and classical languages and literatures department. The videos will be accompanied by Latin American cuisine and cocktails.

Started in 2009-2010, the Working Group in Digital and New Media has become the campus center for innovative digital and new media projects. Supported by a wide range of internal and external grants, the Working Group provides a collegial research home for faculty and student projects that probe the limits of digital and new media technologies.

Helpful Link
UND Working Group in Digital and New Media
http://webapp.und.edu/dept/our/discovery/unds-digital-revolution-spans-the-ancient-to-the-future.

Contact
David L. Dodds, Media Relations/Writer & Editor
Office of University Relations
701.777.5529
david.dodds@email.und.edu

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