Job Opportunities + Dartmouth Entrepreneurs' Forum

Hello DEN Community,

We are pleased to share several opportunities and news bites with you about a Dartmouth Entrepreneurs Forum/contest on 9/6, job opportunities, a cool event in NYC on 7/18, learn about 2 new Dartmouth startups, and give Dartmouth entrepreneurs a helping hand. There's something for everyone! Please read on, forward to classmates and alums, and help grow the Big Green Network!

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Joel Sternfeld Photo Class

Studio Art's Special Topics course (SART 17) this summer will be "Post-Documentary Photography: Words and Images" and will be taught by Montgomery Fellow Joel Sternfeld. The class is scheduled as a 10A.

See here for more information.

FS35: Animation Principles and Practice

Read on for a message from Prof. Jodie Mack.

My summer course in beginning animation still has available spaces; please help me spread the word about this fun and fruitful class!

FS35 Animation Principles and Practice
Summer '13, 2A
Professor: Jodie Mack

This class will introduce the expansive possibilities of the animated film. Together, we will discover animation’s rich history, experiment with varying techniques, and enjoy the magical results of our explorations! In addition to completing several exercises like hand-drawn, cut-out, and rotoscope animation, each student will create an extended final project that will screen for the community in a public event. No previous drawing or animation skills required. All you need is an imagination and a strong work ethic! View a sampling of some of the fabulous work from former FS35 students here.

Best,

Jodie Mack
Assistant Professor of Animation
Dartmouth College, Film and Media Studies
www.jodiemack.com

DOUBLE VISION: Artist Talk

Please join us for this Creative Music Forum on Thursday, May 16 at 6pm
Digital Musics Program / Hallgarten Hall

with special guests:

Sean Clute + Pauline Jennings (aka DOUBLE VISION) ::
Weaving Media: Interdisciplinary Experiments in Performance

Sean Clute and Pauline Jennings (aka DOUBLE VISION) will be sharing their works for video, sound, interactivity and contemporary dance.

Sean Clute is an intermedia artist who experiments with video, sound and performance. His work has been presented internationally at venues such as The Kitchen, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, Shabla Solar Eclipse Festival (Bulgaria) and the Autonomous Mutant Festival. He has also received a Fulbright Award, Meet the Composer Creative Connections Grant and has been an artist in residence at Djerassi and the Museumsquarier in Vienna. Currently, Clute lives in Stowe Vermont where he is Co-Artistic Director of intermedia group DOUBLE VISION, an Assistant Professor of Digital Art at Johnson State College and a wannabe x-country skier.

Pauline Jennings is the co-Artistic Director of DOUBLE VISION and creates choreography for stage and interactive installations that evoke abstract dreamscapes rich in complex shapes, relationship and points of meditation. Pauline's choreographic works have been performed internationally at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, Merce Cunningham Studio, ODC Theater, Museumsquartier Wien (Vienna), ProART International Choreography Platform (Brno), and Primo Piano LivinGallery (Lecce). Jennings is currently creating responsive choreography for the EMPAC premiere of "[radical] Signs of Life," the first large-scale use of biotechnology to integrate networked bodies and interactive dance. In the summer of 2013, Jennings will be an Artist in Residence at Takt Kunstprojectraum and I-A-M (Institut Für Alles Mögliche), both in Berlin.

DOUBLE VISION creates experimental performances for dance, music, and video. As an intermedia performance group, DOUBLE VISION strives to integrate diverse ideas, beliefs, and art forms into collective works while keeping the individual intact. Led by Sean Clute and Pauline Jennings, the company has distinguished itself nationally and internationally.
http://double-vision.org

Hope to see you there.

Studio Art Senior Majors Exhibition

Please join the Studio Art Department at Dartmouth College for an opening reception for the

2013 Senior Majors Exhibition
Jaffe-Friede & Strauss Gallery
Hopkins Center
Tuesday, May 14 at 4:30 pm

The exhibition continues in The Nearburg Arts Forum in the Black Family Visual Arts Center and closes at all venues on June 16.

We hope to see you there!

Congratulations to the Make-A-Thon Winners!

With 16 entries and contestants ranging from age 9 to 25, the DAX Make-A-Thon was a huge success! Congratulations to all who entered for developing and completing such clever, creative, and ambitious projects.

Dartmouth Students:
First Prize: Janet Kim, '13 - "Flower in Bloom"
Second Prize: Talia Weiss, '14 and Jacob Weiss, '16 - "Sound Visualization"
Second Prize: Allison Yaeger, '14 and Kristin Lam, '14 - "Artology"

High School:
First Prize: Paul Roberts, The Sharon Academy - "Let There Be Life"
Second Prize: Sarah Lappin, Lebanon High School - "A Balanced Equation"
Second Prize: Ellen Gibbs, Lebanon High School - "This is Biology"

Community Members:
First Prize: Max Fagin, Thayer '11 - "24-Hour Sundial"

Elementary School:
First Prize: Dina (age 11) and Miki (age 9) Hertog-Raz - "Where is Science?"

Honorable Mentions: Nik Ortman, '13; Eli Stein, '13; Jamie Potter, '15; James Brofos, '15; Gurkaran Singh, '15; Zack Denton, '15; Colby Styskal, '15

Check out the DAX Website for more info.

Tiniest Orchestra Project

A collaboration between Digital Humanities and Digital Musics

DEADLINE: April 24th, 1PM

PROJECT OVERVIEW:
Each composer/sound artist is invited to submit 1-3 minutes of sound or music that will be curated into a 12-15 minute show scheduled for repeat performances on May 9th as part of the Digital Arts Exhibition (DAX) in the PlayCube outside of the Black Family Visual Arts Center. There are no limitations on style, but works will receive preference that exploit the unique performance conditions (see below). All composers will receive a video and recording (online) of one of the performances along with tiny programs and posters. All submissions must be in lossy formats (mp3 or others) or as links (e.g. soundcloud, youtube, etc.) Mixes can be multi-channel (up to 8 channels,) or mono/stereo. We will use lossless audio (.wav or .aiff) for the final performances.

ELIGIBILITY:
This project is open to any Dartmouth undergraduate/graduate students, faculty, and staff. Preference will be given to students but all submissions are welcome.

PLEASE SEND ALL SUBMISSIONS TO:
Spencer Topel: topel@dartmouth.edu
Please send .mp3 files or links (e.g. soundcloud, youtube, etc.). Mixes can be multi-channel (up to 8 channels) or mono/stereo.

ABOUT THE TINIEST ORCHESTRA:
The Tiniest Orchestra in the World aims at being the exact opposite of a “grand” concert experience with a thousand person orchestra in an enormous concert hall. Instead, it’s a collection of surface transducers and piezo buzzers attached to a table in a unique configuration. Audience members must place their heads on the table in order to hear the performance.. However, given the multichannel nature of the transducer configuration on the table (configuration will be determined based on final submissions), works can take advantage this spatial arrangement. Our initial determination is to have most of the transducers arranged in the center of the table, maximizing the number of listeners per performance (i.e. no one will have a piezo under their head!) All composers selected for the project will have time during a dress rehearsal to try out their work and prepare it for the set of final performances.

Public Talk from SyFy President of Original Content

President of Original Content at SyFy, Mark Stern '85 who is currently working on the channel's biggest project yet, Defiance, a transmedia television show and MMORPG will be giving a public talk on Monday, April 8th at 7PM in the Loew Auditorium. He will be giving away free copies of the game (for the Playstation 3, XBOX 360, and PC platforms) and will be screening the first episode of the show after the talk. The show premieres in two weeks so this is the first time anyone outside of SyFy has seen it!

Click here for more information.

2013 Grace Hopper Celebration of Women in Computing

Check out the following message from the Grace Hopper Celebration of Women in Computing.

The deadline for submissions has been extended to April 1st

Grace Hopper 2013 Call for Participation

Overview

Submissions are now open for the 2013 Grace Hopper Celebration of Women in Computing, to be held on October 2-5 in Minneapolis.

Submissions are encouraged from college students and professionals at all levels - from undergraduate students to entry-level industry employees to senior women in industry, government, and academia. Technical women and those who work with them (including technical men, corporate recruiters, nonprofit advocates, etc.) are all welcome to submit session proposals.

This is a great opportunity to gain professional visibility, enhance your reputation with technical peers and advance your career.


Important Dates

To stay on top of deadlines we recommend you subscribe to our email newsletter at this page.

Friday, March 15th (11:59 PM , Pacific Standard time)Monday, April 1st: Call for participation closes

February 28th and March 1st: Live! GHC submissions coaching sessions

Friday, May 17th: Email notifications go out

Monday, May 20th - Monday, June 24th: Confirm participation in the conference and submit final program content

Monday, June 3rd: Registration opens

Monday, August 26th - Friday, Sept 27th: Upload your presentations


Session Tracks

Submit a proposal for one of the following Session Tracks:

Software Engineering
Mobile Experiences
Media & Entertainment
Medical Technology
Education Technology
General Poster Session and ACM Student Research Competition
Career
Academic


Guidelines

Given the diverse audience at the Grace Hopper Celebration, please review the following guidelines prior to submitting content:

You can edit your submissions as many times as you want before March 15April 1.

Submissions that are cross-organizational or interdisciplinary are highly encouraged.

Submissions that promote diverse and international participation are highly encouraged.

Make sure your submission clearly articulates to the reviewers the impact of your work.

Frame your work/submission at the conceptual level, instead of talking about a specific product in your organization.

Provide a thorough, balanced viewpoint on your topic; avoid anything that sounds like an infomercial.

Keep in mind your target audience when you submit.

The organizing committees will review all abstracts submitted to the conference on the basis of a set of criteria including the quality of the submission and its relevance to this conference, originality and scope of the subject matter.

For complete guidelines on submissions for each session track, see this page.

The Grace Hopper Celebration of Women in Computing is a program of the Anita Borg Institute for Women and Technology.

gracehopper.org

anitaborg.org

Women in Computer Science Logo Contest

UPDATE: The entry deadline has been moved to March 8th and the prize for the best design will be $50 in cash.

Competition

The Women in Computer Science Club at Dartmouth is holding a Logo contest for t-shirts and sweatshirts at Dartmouth. This logo will not only appear on the clothing, but also be part of the Women in Computer Science website, Facebook page, and other media throughout the year.

It is a great opportunity to have your work displayed and to flex your design muscles.


WiCS

Women in Computer Science is an organization at Dartmouth College. Our main goal is to foster a more supportive community for women who choose to pursue the Computer Science major, while making Computer Science a more attractive major for women on campus.

This club hopes to retain more computer science majors and encourage a dialog about Women in Computer Science between graduate and undergraduate students.

While the club does focus on women, it holds many events open to all of campus. Whether you know a lot about computer science or nothing at all, this club hopes to foster a community in the area.


Rules

Design Restrictions: Should include the phrase “WiCS” somewhere in the logo. May provide optional tagline/slogan if you wish in submission
Deadline: March 1st, 2013 by midnight March 8th, by midnight
Due as: PNG file to Women.in.Computer.Science@dartmouth.edu
Prize: The winner will be given a free t-shirt with the logo and $50 cash

Sustainability Collaborative Installation

This weekend (starting January 25th), students will be gathering in the BFVAC to collaborate on a sustainability-themed art collaboration using found and recycled materials. All kinds of artistic contributions are welcome. There are small-scale cards available for drawing and painting and students are invited to create work that will form a mosaic exploring contemporary ideas areound poverty and social justice. There will also be music, food, sources of inspiration, and possibly a few film screenings.

Meeting times are flexibly scheduled as follows:
Friday from 3-7pm
Saturday from 12-6pm
Monday from 8-12pm

Be a SIGGRAPH Student Volunteer

The organizers of SIGGRAPH 2013 are looking for volunteers for their conference this summer. If you're a full-time student with an interest in the world of computer graphics, you should definitely check this out. Student volunteers receive free conference registration, have access to special sessions with industry professionals (including résumé and reel review sessions), and more. You can also apply for their travel and housing assistance program if you commit to 25 volunteer hours at the conference.

Follow this link for more information. Applications are due by February 5th.

First Annual Dartmouth Demo Day

See the following letter for information about the first annual Dartmouth Demo Day.

You’re invited! Come see Dartmouth’s top Undergraduate and Tuck Startups pitch at the first annual Dartmouth Demo Day, co-hosted by the Barris Incubator at Tuck and Mitosis, Dartmouth’s undergraduate accelerator.

What’s Mitosis?
Mitosis is a unique accelerator designed to move Dartmouth student’s entrepreneurial ideas to the world stage. Mitosis provides the financial resources, the mentorship, and the consultation necessary to support student startups. For more information about the organization, I encourage you to check out our website at mitosisinc.com.

What’s Barris?
The Barris Incubator offers Tuck students entrepreneurial guidance and support, access to experts in key areas, and opportunities to present business concepts to regional investors and investors among the greater Tuck and Dartmouth alumni communities. Be sure to check out their website here.

Why Attend the Event?
Whether you're a potential investor in the startups that will be pitching or simply someone with a passion for entrepreneurship, Dartmouth Demo Day is a great way for you to (a) see what entrepreneurs at Dartmouth and Tuck have been up to and (b) develop a connection with an organization that is rapidly growing and will hopefully continue to grow for years to come.

What if you can't attend the event?
Please help us spread the word, whether that be through a website, a publication, word of mouth, etc. It should be a great event!

Event to be held at the following time, date, and location:
Friday, November 9th, 2012
4:00 PM to 8:00 PM (EST)

Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth
100 Tuck Mall
Hanover, NH 03755

RSVP here.
Please feel free to email mitosisinfo@gmail.com with any questions.

Hope to see you there!
Bo Gibson
Mitosis

Free "Bonnie" Rig Now Available

Animator Josh Sobel has released the Bonnie Rig (v1.0) to the public for free! Check out the promo video below.

You can download the rig from his website, here.

COCO 8 - Creativity and Collaboration: An Exploration

Check out the following letter for information regarding a new College Course from Prof. Dan Kotlowitz:

I am teaching a new Coco course in the winter with Jody Diamond from Music and Ford Evans from Dance, it is called: Coco 8: Creativity and Collaboration: An Exploration, it’s a 2A (instructor permission)...

This course proposes to give students the opportunity to identify and activate their own creativity by participating in the experience of collaboration and creation in performance-based arts. The course will be taught by three teaching artists working in different disciplines: theater design (projection design), movement, and music. The students will be exposed to and trained in basic abilities in each of these, and then begin to approach creativity as a collaborative process. The faculty will model and then assist students to understand that three separate mediums can create a single cohesive unit as the result of successful collaboration, through a careful process of growth andevolution. Students will come to understand, through their own experience in the course, that creativity is not an isolated and individual act, or one that is possessed by only a few, but an intrinsic ability in each of them, one that gains tremendous value as a shared and mutually supportive experience.

The impetus for this course began in a series of conversations concerning the role of the academic arts in a liberal arts education. One idea that came out ofthis was the belief that the core academic experience at Dartmouth should include the first- hand experience of making art. That this experience is not just about students engaging with Art, but rather about each student achieving a level of proficiency with creativity and collaboration. Creativity and collaboration are critical life-skills in almost any discipline and endeavor, but too many students leave college with no idea how to engage in a creative or collaborative process, how to initiate innovative thinking, how to experiment and reflect, how to benefit from failure, and how to collaborate in a way that isn’t simply a compromise of ideas. It is our vision that this class will serve as a seed for a much greater commitment by the college to creativity and collaboration as core principles in education.

We are only accepting 20 students in the class, and we would like a broad range from multiple disciplines, feel free to have them contact me if they have questions.

Thanks
Dan Kotlowitz

Music/Animation FSP in Beijing - 13S

Music Department Professor Kui Dong will be leading a foreign study program to Beijing this spring (13S) and needs interested students to sign up! See the following letter from Prof. David Ehrlich:

...There are still spaces left in the spring FSP in Beijing at the Conservatory of Music. Professor Kui Dong of Dartmouth's Music Dept will lead the program. She and I have taught a COCO at Dartmouth on Music and Animation, and the three courses of the FSP promise to be similarly interdisciplinary. In fact, you could work with one of the art profs at the Academy of Art or with one of the animation or video profs at the Film Academy or at my Communications University and produce a final project integrating music with any visual or cinematic art. Yes, there's a Music prereq, but Kui is open to negotiating that if your interest is strong. I've attached further info. I highly recommend this program!

Click here for more information about the program and here for a flyer.

William McDonough '73 Q&A

Interested in sustainability, architecture, or design in general? Come and meet William McDonough '73, master of environmentally sustainable design.

This meeting with interested students will be Friday, September 21st, at 3pm in Kemeny 008.

McDonough is the founding principal of the architecture firm William McDonough + Partners and well known for his book Cradle to Cradle: Remaking the Way We Make Things (2002). His body of work includes designs for Gap, Nike, Google, and NASA.

June/July ASIFA newsletter now online

Check it out for the latest animation-related news.

Student Animation Opportunity

Want to make some extra cash this summer AND put your artistic skills to good use?

The Dickey Center for International Understanding at Dartmouth College is looking for a student artist/animator to assist with the creation of two short animated sequences for a video we are producing for out-bound international travelers. Experience with stop-motion, whiteboard, computer, or other animation preferred but not necessary.

Our goal is to create a short health & safety video for students who are preparing to study or work overseas. We are seeking an artist who, in collaboration with our videographer, can create animated sequences (~3 minutes) to convey travel, health, and safety advice (ex. avoiding dark alleyways, registering with your embassy, using mosquito nets, etc.). The project is during July and August, starting immediately. While much of the work can be done remotely, a few meetings with our team would be necessary either in-person or by phone/skype.

Project compensation is between $500-$750 depending on final project scope and level of experience. If interested, please e-mail amy.m.newcomb@dartmouth.edu with 1-3 samples of your work and your availability.

Open visiting faculty position in digital arts

We are Looking For: User Interface Design Visiting Professor, 2012-13 term. One or two courses. Qualified applicant would have academic or industry experience in user interface design, user experience or human computer interaction. Please send letters of interest to lorie.loeb@dartmouth.edu. Dartmouth is a great place to teach--beautiful location and excellent students. This would be a combined undergraduate/graduate course.

Congratulations to Digital Arts Minor 2012 grads!

We wish Luke Fowlie, Kayla Gilbert, Chen Huang, Jenny Juarez, Xiaolu Li, Sara Remsen, and Nate Seymour all the best for their future endeavors!


(If you had any doubts about the value of your experience, just look at the price on this model!)

CS 29: Advanced Animation this fall - sign up today!

As usual, the fall term's CS 22: Digital Modeling course is full up, but there's another opportunity this fall for students who have taken Digital Animation and Drawing!

CS29: Advanced Animation and Facial Expression
A hands-on course focusing on the methods for creating powerful facial expression for 3d animated characters and advanced animation techniques. Lectures focus on facial anatomy and structure, the psychology of cultural expression, character development, multiple character scenes and advanced posing in Maya. Students will create animations that emphasize performance and emotion, delving into the very nature of human character and personality. Models will be provided. Continuation of CS24, Computer Animation: State of the Art.
Prerequisites: CS24, Studio Art 15 or 22. Dist: ART. Hannaway.

The fall term course change period lasts from May 24 until May 31, and again from September 10-16.

Lynda.com courses free for all Dartmouth students, faculty, and staff

Dartmouth Computing Services recently licensed Lynda.com for the Dartmouth Community -- all Dartmouth students, faculty, and staff receive free premium online accounts whey they log in to the Dartmouth portal.

Students in the Digital Arts program may be especially interested in Lynda's courses in 3D animation, design, and video -- including tutorials on Maya, After Effects, Photoshop, Final Cut Pro, and Flash.

For more information on accessing lynda.com, visit this page.

Hartland Farm Fest 2012

The Digital Arts Exhibition would not have been possible without the support of organizations and companies in the Upper Valley community. It is in this spirit of collaboration that we are posting about an event in the area that may be of interest. Take a look!

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DAX v.1 a hit!

The First Annual Digital Arts Exhibition on May 10 was a huge success. Nearly 200 people visited the Cynthia Reeves Gallery, enjoyed free gelato at Morano Gelato or watched computer animation shorts at the Nugget Theater. Rain dampened the event a bit, limiting the outdoor projections and digital music, but kids of all ages from Dartmouth and the Hanover community made digital finger-paintings on the walls and played with the interactive games and apps throughout the exhibition. Thank you to all who came to the event. We look forward to seeing you next year.

The computer animation program can be seen here.

Hackers, Monkeys, and the Guinness World Record!

Hacker Club is breaking the Guinness World Record for the longest Barrel of Monkeys chain as a benefit for Child's Play.

This coming Sunday, May 13th, starting at noon (should take a few hours)
Top of the Hop.
Family friendly!

Child's Play is a charity that gives toys to children in hospitals.
Please go to themonkeychain.com to donate and help them reach their goal: $1 for each of their 5,000 monkeys.

Graphic Design: Tanzania

Dartmouth Humanitarian Engineering (DHE) is looking for one or several students who would be interested in helping them with some graphic design and animation.
Who We Are
DHE is a student group that runs technical projects in developing nations, including small-scale hydropower, improved cookstoves, and biogas. We strive to encourage development, improve health, and reduce environmental impact through sustainable, affordable, socially-conscious solutions for communities in need.
To ensure sustainability, we partner with local NGOs and technical schools to design appropriate technologies using available resources. DHE emphasizes community involvement and collaboration on every level to foster local investment in its projects.

Current Projects
  • Need someone to help put together a guide for how we make our cookstoves for our Tanzania project group
  • Work from photo images and with project leaders
  • Design a how-to guide of stove construction to help new members as well as people in developing countries who are new to the technology
  • Help create a visual that illustrates the development of the stove project over time
General Need
  • Someone to be on call for design needs
  • T-Shirt design
  • Graphics for competition entries that have a visual component
  • Video editing to put together promotional videos for our website

DAX is coming. 5/10/12

zSpace

From Patti Hannaway, who will be teaching digital arts classes in the spring and fall:
A friend in the valley just sent me a link for a company called, Z Space, which is interested in having students and professors involved with CS test and comment on their product. Their link is http://zspace.com/about-zspace/ and they have a plug in for maya. I thought it would be fun and a wonderful way for students to play with some new ideas and develop new contacts in Silicon Valley. Z Space is a type of holographic display, that enables you to pull three dimensional objects out of a screen, alter and insert back into the computer. Interesting idea for creating sculpture, too!

Maya 2008 Student version for sale

Dartmouth Digital Arts alum Peter Sutoris '11 (who is in Hanover) would like to find a buyer for his student version of Maya 2008. In his words:
Back when I was taking the DA classes (4 years ago now, incredible how fast time flies these days), I got myself a student license of Maya 2008. The DVD got scratched since, and I got a replacement disc from Autodesk, so I have the replacement DVD and the original box with the license number, proof of purchase etc. I don't anticipate using Maya at least in the next few years, and as I am moving to my next location, I am trying to get rid of as much stuff as I can, so ideally I'd like to sell the license if possible. It originally cost me $290, but given it's dated by now I am willing to sell it for much less than that (perhaps somewhere around $100?). ... it seemed to be identical to the version of maya that ran at the sudikoff machines at the time, and so i was able to work on my team's project on my computer and collaborate freely. the "student" restriction on this seems to be pretty much just that it's illegal to use it if one isn't a student, but otherwise it seems to be identical to the regular version of maya.
Contact Peter via blitz if interested.

Two Final Screenings from the Film Department

Friday, 3/2, 9:30 PM, Fuel (in the basement of Collis)
FNR: Silent Films/LOUD Music.

Please join the Curating and Microcinema class in their premiere collaboration with Friday Night Rock: Silent Films, LOUD Music.
This collaboration will feature student-performed scores to early Avant-Garde films (curated and organized by: Monica Dalmau, Cassie Jackson, Amanda Manker, Jamie Mercado, and Michael Riordan).

Featuring:
Ryan Maguire and Phillip Hermans: Vormittagsspuk (Hans Richter, Germany, 1928)
Cooper Stimson: Entr'acte (Rene Clair, France, 1924)
Alexander Shen: H2O (Ralph Steiner, U.S., 1929)
Alexander Dupuis: The Fall of the House of Usher (James Watson & Melville Webber, U.S., 1928)


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Tuesday, 3/6, 7PM, Loew
Cut and Paste Cinema: Final Screening!
Please join the Cut and Paste Cinema class as they reveal their various experiments all things appropriated and animated. Featuring works by: Nook Harquail, Alison Helzer, Ryan Hueston, Nick O'Leary, Alex Stockton, and Victoria Tucker.

Google Presentation Tomorrow for CS Undergraduate and Masters Students

From the visiting representatives of Google, Inc.:
Hello Dartmouth!

Did you know?

  • Google has released over 1,200 codebases and well over 25 million lines of code as open source. More than 40,000 open source projects are active on Google Code every month.
  • Since 2003, Google has answered 450 billion new unique search queries -- queries we have not answered before.
  • In the Chrome browser, a task that took a minute to complete in JavaScript a year ago now happens in less than a second.

.... and Dartmouth Alums have contributed to such achievements.


We have enormous goals to accomplish and we need great people to help us keep achieving such incredible feats.

Come learn about Google and meet our Googlers at these exciting events!

When: Wed Feb 29
Where
:
Room 115, Sudikoff
Time: 5:45-7pm
What: Tech Talk
Title: Google Maps My View & Yours
Learn who and what make Google Maps possible. We'll dive into the mounds of data that make up Google Maps and then you'll get a peek into how you too can use both the data and technology. The talk will be given by Dartmouth alum Yvette Nameth who is on the team that transforms raw data into the images you use to understand the world.
Ramunto's pizza will be provided.

We will also be holding a talk on Google Research on Thu Mar 1 from 12-1pm - if interested, RSVP below and details will be emailed to you.

Please sign up
for these events on this RSVP form
. RSVPing helps us know how many people to order food for, but everyone is welcome!

We are hiring: Please visit google.com/students/eng to view our full-time job opportunities and google.com/students/intern to view our internship opportunities, and submit your resume today.

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Free iOS Development Seminar

Apple invites you to attend a free, highly informational seminar presented by Steve Hayman, National Consulting Engineer at Apple Inc. Steve, an expert in iOS development, will demonstrate Apple's software development tools for the iPad, iPhone and iPod Touch. In addition, you will learn and see how individuals and institutions are building innovative mobile applications for their organizations and the world. Specifically, the following topics will be addressed:

  • New tools for iOS 5
  • App deconstruction
  • Getting started strategies
  • Web development with Dashcode
  • Native app development with Xcode
  • Apple’s Developer Program

Where: Dartmouth College - Thayer School of Engineering - MacLean MB01

When: March 7, 2012 - 4:30pm-6:30pm

Register: Pizza will be provided so please register using the link below to ensure accurate headcount

http://tinyurl.com/iOS5dev

About the Presenter: Steve Hayman, is a National Consulting Engineer with Apple's Education Team based in Toronto, specializing in Apple's developer tools for the iPhone and Macintosh. He was very lucky to work for Steve Jobs for 20 years at both Apple and NeXT, which instilled in him a love of powerful object-oriented development tools and a great Unix core, and he sometimes finds it hard to believe that this all fits in his pocket now. Before that he was Network Manager at Indiana University; before that he picked up an M.Math at Waterloo, and before that he had a summer job painting construction equipment. In his spare time he directs Argonotes, the Toronto Argonauts Band, the finest pep band in the Canadian Football League.

Student Video Screening

From our friends at the Film & Media Studies Department:
FS39: Advanced Videomaking and FS47: Found Footage Films
Monday, March 5, 7pm
Loew Auditorium, Dartmouth
Free and Open to the Public

On a Mac? Browse this site as an app!

Using Bazinga, we've created an App version of this very site! Try it out here.

ASIFA-SF February 2012 Newsletter now online

ASIFA is the Association Internationale du Film d’Animation, an international organization with a particularly active chapter in San Francisco. We have obtained permission to reproduce the monthly newsletter on our site, which has lots of interesting info about animation in the film industry; you can find excerpts from the Feb. 2012 issue here. Happy browsing!

SIGGRAPH 2012: Deadlines Approaching

Important Call for Submissions Deadlines Approaching

I am Art
I am Science
Who are you?

Deadlines are quickly approaching to submit your work to SIGGRAPH 2012, the 39th International Conference and Exhibition on Computer Graphics and Interactive Techniques, 5-9 August 2012 in Los Angeles.

From students to studio executives, from scientists to artists, SIGGRAPH is the world's largest annual gathering of the best and brightest minds in computer graphics. This is your opportunity to present your best work at SIGGRAPH 2012.

Upcoming Submission Deadlines:

Student Volunteers Applications:
13 February 2012

General Submissions (Courses, Emerging Technologies, Panels, Posters, Talks, Studio):
21 February 2012

Computer Animation Festival (Competition Films) and Real-Time Live!:
9 April 2012

SIGGRAPH Dailies! and Late-Breaking Work (Late-Breaking Posters, Late-Breaking Talks):
1 May 2012

*All deadlines are 22:00 UTC/GMT. To determine what time that is where you are, you can use a converter such as The World Clock.

All work submitted to SIGGRAPH 2012 through the Call for Submissions is reviewed by a highly qualified jury composed of top practitioners in the relevant field. Because we want each jury to have the time to review each piece carefully, submission deadlines generally are several months before the conference itself. All the submission deadlines are strictly enforced, so be sure to plan accordingly.

THEA 44: Lighting Design offered in the spring

Science Café at Salt Hill Pub, Lebanon, February 9th, 5:30-7:30pm

Thirsty for a good conversation? Come to Dartmouth’s latest Science Café at Salt Hill Pub in Lebanon on Thursday, February 9 between 5:30 and 7:30 pm. Join Dartmouth's Sekhar Ramanathan (Physics and Astronomy) and Carey Heckman (Philosophy) for an open, lively, easy-to-understand discussion. The topic: "Smart Phones Today, Smarter Societies Tomorrow?”

Science fiction has often raced ahead of science in predicting how future technologies would change society - think Smell-O-Vision and personal Jet Packs. But when it comes to computing, growth has indeed been exponential. But what do we really know about these devices that surround us? Do you know what makes your iPad tick or what your smart phone and laptop have in common? How has your life been changed by these devices? How has your community changed as smart devices increasingly permeate our society? Are we too reliant on these devices?

This is the beginning of a FREE ongoing series that is open to all. Science Cafes are events intended to make topics in science accessible to all through open dialogue with local scientists in relaxed public settings.

Digital Humanities Lecture Series Winter 2012 - Speakers announced

Tuesday January 31st 2012, Loew Theater, 4:30pm
Christiane Paul, "Feedback: Histories of New Media Art"

Christiane Paul is the Director of the Media Studies Graduate Programs and Associate Prof. of Media Studies at The New School, NY, and Adjunct Curator of New Media Arts at the Whitney Museum of American Art. She has written extensively on new media arts and lectured internationally on art and technology. At the Whitney Museum, she curated the shows “Cory Arcangel: Pro Tools” (May 2011), “Profiling” (2007), and “Data Dynamics” (2001); the net art selection for the 2002 Whitney Biennial; the online exhibition “CODeDOC” (2002) for artport, the Whitney Museum’s online portal to Internet art for which she is responsible. Recent curatorial work includes “Eduardo Kac: Biotopes, Lagoglyphs and Transgenic Works” (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, 2010); Biennale Quadrilaterale (Rijeka, Croatia, 2009-10); “Feedforward – The Angel of History” (co-curated with Steve Dietz; Laboral Center for Art and Industrial Creation, Gijon, Asturias, Spain, 2009-2010) and INDAF Digital Art Festival (Incheon, Korea, Aug. 2009).
Sponsored by the Digital Humanities Initiative and the Department of Studio Art.

Tuesday February 7th 2012, Loew Theater, 4:30pm
Jane Prophet, “The Artist in the Laboratory”

Jane Prophet has been a key member of a number of internationally acclaimed projects that break new ground in art and science. Her collaborations with stem cell researchers, mathematicians and heart surgeons radically re-envisage the human body. She has worked with new media for two decades and integrates it with traditional materials to produce ‘surprising and beautiful objects’. She makes photographic pieces, temporary installations, objects and video. In 2005 she won a National Endowment for Science, Technology and the Arts Fellowship UK to develop interdisciplinary artworks. She continues to be Professor of Art and Interdisciplinary Computing at Goldsmiths, London and lives in New London, NH.
Sponsored by the Digital Humanities Initiative and the Department of Studio Art.

Thursday February 23rd 2012, TBA, 4:30pm
Lisa Nakamura, “Trash Talk” as Waste and as Resource: The Rhetoric of Instrumental Racism as Procedural Strategy in Online Games”

Lisa Nakamura is the Director of the Asian American Studies Program, Professor in the Institute of Communication Research and Media and Cinema Studies Department and Professor of Asian American Studies at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign. She is the author of Digitizing Race: Visual Cultures of the Internet (University of Minnesota Press, 2007), Cybertypes: Race, Ethnicity, and Identity on the Internet (Routledge, 2002) and a co-editor of Race in Cyberspace (Routledge, 2000) and Race After the Internet (Routledge, forthcoming 2011). She has published articles in Critical Studies in Media Communication, PMLA, Cinema Journal, The Women’s Review of Books, Camera Obscura, and the Iowa Journal of Cultural Studies. She is working on a new monograph tentatively entitled Workers Without Bodies: Towards a Theory of Race and Digital Labor in Virtual Worlds.
Sponsored by the Digital Humanities Initiative and the Asian and Middle Eastern Studies program.

Friday February 24th 2012, Haldeman 041, 2:30 – 5:30pm
Robot Skin: The Consumption of Race through Technoscience
Panel with Thuy Linh Tu, Minh-ha Pham, Aimee Bahng, and moderated by Lisa Nakamura.
Thuy Linh Nguyen Tu is Associate Professor in the Department of Social and Cultural Analysis at NYU, where she is also the director of the American Studies Program. She is the author of The Beautiful Generation: Asian Americans and the Cultural Economy of Asian Chic (Duke, 2011) and co-editor of Alien Encounters: Popular Culture in Asian America and Technicolor: Race, Technology, and Everyday Life. She is currently conducting research on the uses of science in the multinational cosmetics industry.Minh-Ha T. Pham is an Assistant Professor in the History of Art & Visual Studies Department and the Asian American Studies Program at Cornell University. Broadly, her research traces the historical relations of art, society, and technology through fashion. Her research appears in a wide range of academic and popular publications including Feminist Media Studies (2012); Camera Obscura: Feminism, Culture, and Media Studies 76 26.1 (2011); Signs: Journal of Women in Culture and Society 36.2 (Winter 2010-11); Ms. magazine (November 2011) and The American Prospect. Aimee Bahng is an Assistant Professor of English at Dartmouth College. Her book manuscript, “Speculative Acts: Science and Fiction in an Age of Finance Capitalism” examines cultural narratives of futurity, including but not limited to financial discourses of security and risk as well as speculative fiction by North American women of color. Parts of her research have been published in MELUS and Critical Studies.
Sponsored by the Digital Humanities Initiative and the Asian and Middle Eastern Studies program.

Faculty Opening at Texas A&M's College of Architecture

The Department of Visualization at Texas A&M University, College Station, Texas seeks a tenure-track Assistant Professor in the area of interactive visualization with an emphasis on games for education, entertainment and/or simulation. Candidates must demonstrate experience in cross-disciplinary, collaborative work. Game production experience is desirable. A terminal degree (i.e., MFA, Ph.D.) is strongly preferred. Responsibilities include building an innovative and creative research agenda, teaching and advising at the graduate and undergraduate levels, and service to the department, university, and the field, including outreach to develop departmental industry connections. The successful candidate will be expected to teach courses in game design and development, interactive graphics, and other courses as ability and program needs determine.

The Department of Visualization seeks to advance the art, science, and technology of visualization through developing and engaging in visual, intuitive, and analytical strategies of the mind. Academic programs include the B.S and M.S. in Visualization, with approximately 280 students. MFA and Ph.D. programs in Visualization are in proposal stages. The role of the 14 faculty members is the development and implementation of emerging methods for enhancing understanding and gaining insight through visual means in teaching, research, and creative works including the historical roots, ethical implications, and future directions of the field.

The reputation of our graduates as skilled technical and visual problem solvers has led to strong ties to the animation, visual effects, and game industries. Faculty members are recognized for their scholarly contributions ranging from digitally enabled installations to computational modeling and perception. Academic programs as well as faculty research and creative works are supported by the resources of the Visualization Laboratory. Further information about the Department of Visualization is available at http://www.viz.tamu.edu/. To apply, candidates should submit a letter of application, curriculum vitae, samples of work or portfolio, and names and addresses of three references to: search@viz.tamu.edu. Alternatively, send these materials to: Visualization Faculty Search Committee, College of Architecture, 3137 TAMU, Texas A&M University, College Station, TX 77843-3137. Additional materials may be requested. For further information, contact search@viz.tamu.edu. Review of applications will begin December 19, 2011, and the position will remain open until filled with an expected start date of September 1, 2012.

Texas A&M University is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Texas A&M University does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, sex, religion, national origin, age, disability, veteran’s status or any other legally protected status in employment.

New seminar/course in smartphone sensing and programming Winter 2012 (COSC 69 section 1)

If you think smartphones are cool this might be a seminar/course for you.

We will focus on advances in smartphone technology, research and programming.

The seminar is a mix of a seminar and more formal course and will include paper reading (presentations and discussion), learning  to program Android phones and group projects - the goal is to develop some cool concepts, code up apps and release them on the market - taking your innovative ideas from concept to mass market in 10 weeks!

We will read the latest papers on this emerging field and program phones to test out some of the ideas that emerge in the seminar.

This is an advanced/senior class therefore a high degree of self-learning is required for this seminar and a strong set of programming skills needed -- just to be very clear: you will have to do a considerable amount of self-learning (this is an senior/advanced course in that respect) - there is no gain without pain - this lecturer will not be sitting down with you in the lab to debug your Androd code.

Having said that I want this course to be informal, relaxed and most important fun more than anything.

The prerequiste for this class is CS23 (proficency in programming c and Java) and CS78 or CS58 or equivalent are required.

Instructor: Andrew Campbell
Android Fung-Fu Assistant: Xiaochao Yang
When:  Tuesday and Thursday  2:00-3:50, x-hour Wed 4.15   
Where:  Life Sciences Center 105

For a number of years I've been asked if I'm teaching a phone programming class. I intend to develop seminar into an undergraduate course on Smartphone Programming and offer in next year. I plan to develop the material for that course taking as a starting point the code and labs I'll develop for this more advanced course. Note, that the future undergraduate class will have as a prequiste CS50 and the same intense programming experience as CS50.

DEADLINE IS FEBRUARY 13, 22:00 UTC/GMT. APPLY NOW!

The SIGGRAPH 2012 Student Volunteer Program is a unique opportunity for students to meet people involved in all areas of the computer graphics industry while contributing to the overall success of the SIGGRAPH Conference. The industry's future leaders are encouraged to apply: students who demonstrate leadership, service, and a passion for computer graphics and interactive techniques.


As a Student Volunteer, students will go behind the scenes to help run an international event, which draws thousands of people who share a passion for advanced computer graphics technologies. The benefits of being a Student Volunteer extend beyond the free full admission conference pass to professional development and private Student Volunteer Special Sessions with top professionals who were once Student Volunteers themselves!


All of this is available to high school, undergraduate, and graduate students who are enrolled full time for at least one semester during the 2011-2012 academic year and are at least 18 years of age. Students can apply to volunteer for either 18 or 30 hours (approximately) during the conference. Volunteers who are willing to commit for at least 30 hours are eligible to apply for Travel Assistance Awards, which offer financial help for travel to and from the conference. The conference will run Sunday, 5 August through Thursday, 9 August, 2012 at the Los Angeles Convention Center. For more details on this wonderful opportunity, please check out: sv.siggraph.org

SIGGRAPH 2012 SV Presentation -This 2012 Student Volunteer slideshow presentation (linked below) outlines some of the highlights of our program.https://docs.google.com/present/view?id=dgdwmtdv_89fv52hh3p

Opening for Assistant Professor at SFSU

San Francisco State University
Department of Cinema
Animation

The Department of Cinema at San Francisco State University seeks candidates for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position in Animation, to begin in Fall 2012, subject to financial ability.

Qualifications
M.F.A., Ph.D., or equivalent degree required; degree requirements to be completed by August 1, 2012. University teaching experience, a body of creative work, strong digital filmmaking skills and knowledge of animation/film history and theory. Candidate should be an animation artist who will contribute innovation to the Department‚s commitment to independent narrative and experimental cinema.

Areas of Specialization and Teaching Range
We seek an expert in Maya 3D computer animation who has a working knowledge of animation principles, animation history, and theory. Candidate will teach 3D and animation foundations. Animation production experience is required. 3 courses per semester. Experience in story development, character animation, stop-motion, interactive design and mobile cinema is also desirable. The candidate must be adept at teaching in a dynamic interdisciplinary program that fosters a creative production environment.

Rank and Salary
Assistant Professor; salary competitive, commensurate with qualifications. SFSU, as part of the California State University system, provides generous health, retirement, and other benefits, including domestic partner benefits.

The Department
The Cinema Department, housed in the College of Arts and Humanities, has 19 tenured/tenure-track faculty and serves approximately 700 undergraduate and graduate students. We teach production and theory as a common enterprise and offer a B.A. in Cinema, M.A. in Cinema Studies, M.F.A. in Cinema, and an Animation Emphasis that is open to cinema and non-cinema majors. For more information, please visit http://www.cinema.sfsu.edu

The University
San Francisco State University, a member of the California State University system, serves a diverse student body of 30,000 undergraduate and graduate students. The University seeks to promote appreciation of scholarship, freedom and, human diversity through excellence in instruction and intellectual accomplishment. SFSU faculty are expected to be effective teachers and demonstrate professional achievement and growth through research, scholarship, and/or creative work.

To Apply
Review of applications will begin 11/28/11 and must include a letter of interest, Curriculum Vitae, statement of teaching philosophy, DVD sample of creative work, and three recent professional letters of reference. Address to:

Daniel Bernardi, Department Chair
ATTN Animation Search Committee
Cinema Department, FA 245
San Francisco State University
1600 Holloway Ave
San Francisco, CA 94132

Initial interviews of top candidates will take place in mid-December via Skype. Applications accepted until selection of candidates in mid-January for campus interviews.
The University is an Equal Opportunity Employer with a strong commitment to diversity, and we especially welcome applications from members of all ethnic groups, women, veterans, and people with disabilities.

Stash Magazine

Check out this 30-day trial of Stash, an online magazine that provides video and behind-the-scenes info on state-of-the-art digital art!

Sign up for digital arts classes by Thursday!

If you're a student on campus next term, act quick! This is a good chance to get into CS 24: Digital Animation. You can also change courses during the Nov 17 - Dec 2 and Jan 4-10 Date ranges, but remember, enrollment is limited.

We also recommend Film Studies 047.4: Cut and Paste Cinema, offered next term with Professor Jodie Mack. Learn more from the course syllabus and the poster below!

Another month, another site expansion!

Our news about jobs and competitions available to students each has its own page, accessible in the drop-down News menu. There are a couple of new listings on the already extensive projects page (can you find the interactive story?). And last but not least, we've added a new section on the Links page for our favorite Dartmouth-related sites. Here's to work that feels like fun!

Recycle This App now on iTunes

Xiaoyi Chen's free iPhone App has just hit the iTunes store! It's an intelligent way of determining whether an item is recyclable at Dartmouth. Check out more details on the iTunes Store and our Projects page!

Neukom Short Course on Maya Dynamics with Robert Vaindiner now on YouTube

Just uploaded! Have a look and learn some dynamics!



Thanks go to the Neukom Institute, whose support and funding made this event and these videos possible.

Roth Chair Professorship Candidate Search

The Department of Computer Science at Dartmouth College invites applications for the inaugural Roth Family Distinguished Professorship. We seek candidates with a strong academic or industry track record in the general area of Digital Arts (including, but not limited to, Computer Graphics, Computer Vision, Visualization, Human-Computer Interaction, Design & Media Arts). Candidates at the level of full professor or senior-level associate professor will be considered.

Follow this link for more information.

Site Updates

We've got a redesigned Alumni Profiles page, more links, more projects, and a new banner image to top it all off. As always, let us know what you think! (You can use the mail icon in the toolbar below.)

New Site and New Course Numbers!

Welcome to the newly redesigned and updated Digital Arts at Dartmouth site! Check out the new CS 89/189 site, the Digital Arts Alumni Directory we're building, and a new Links page. Not to mention the toolbar at the bottom of the page which links to our new presence on YouTube, Facebook, and Twitter. Subscribe, Like, and Follow us!

Also, be sure to check the CS Department website for this year's changes to the course numbers and major requirements.