In The Press: Dusty Film and Animation Festival

May 5, 2010
  • The 21st Annual Dusty Film and Animation Festival and Awards are happening May 2 – 7, featuring work by students from the BFA Film, Video and Animation Department and awards presented by famed industry professionals. Various publications have promoted the week-long festival, including Animation Magazine, IMDb.com and WCBS Channel 2’s Web site.
  • Department Chairs Bruce Wands (MFA Computer Art Department) and Liz Danzico (MFA Interaction Design Department), along with BFA Fine Arts faculty member David Ross, were interviewed by The Wall Street Journal for an article about the TVs in New York City taxis. The three instructors made suggestions for backseat improvements such as interactive screens for shopping, ports for charging electronic equipment or simply, more likable personalities on the TV screens.
  • Alumnus Mark Pernice (BFA 2000 Computer Art) was recently profiled in Wired. In addition to other projects for his design studio Matic Art, Pernice creates rubber masks based on images created using Apple’s Photo Booth software.
  • Fast Company featured an infographic created by current MFA Interaction Design Department student Russ Maschmeyer. Maschmeyer created a graphic to map out and rank “die hard” baseball fans in various U.S. cities for a project in the department’s Information Visualization course.

Image: Animation Magazine Web site.

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