UNC Asheville's Seventh Annual Multimedia Arts
and Sciences Juried Student Exhibition will be on view April 11-22
at UNC Asheville's Highsmith University Union Gallery. An opening
reception will be held from 3 to 6 p.m. Friday, April 11, in the
gallery. The exhibition is free and open to the public.
UNC Asheville students will present original digital works,
including animation, computer art, web applications and video. The
student work will represent a host of subjects, from personal
expression to commercial application, from exploring ideas in
communication to information technology, media science,
architecture, literature and music. Internationally recognized
multimedia artist Jillian McDonald served as juror.
In conjunction with the opening reception, computational design
innovator Ben Fry will give a talk at 5 p.m. in UNC Asheville's
Alumni Hall, Highsmith University Union. Computational design
combines fields such as computer science, statistics, graphic design
and data visualization as a means for understanding complex data.
Currently, Fry works on Processing, an open source programming
environment for teaching computational design and sketching
interactive media software that won a Golden Nica from the Prix Ars
Electronica in 2005. In 2006, he received a New Media Fellowship
from the Rockefeller Foundation to support the project. Fry, who
holds a doctorate from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology,
has developed tools for the visualization of genetic data for the
Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard. His work is on view at the
Whitney Biennial and the Museum of Modern art in New York and in the
films "Minority Report" and "The Hulk." His information graphics
have appeared in Nature, New York Magazine and Seed.
The gallery is located on the lower level of UNC Asheville's
Highsmith University Union. The gallery is free and open to the
public from 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Monday-Saturday.
For more information, call UNC Asheville's Multimedia Arts and
Sciences Program at 828/251-6550.