See it Here First: CalArts Expo returns with new projects by students and faculty forecasting future directions in digital performance, animation, augmented and virtual reality; gaming, robotics and machine learning.
Valencia, CA, April 24—Continuing its experimental tradition, California Institute of the Arts (CalArts) is hosting its annual CalArts Expo on Thursday, May 9th, beginning at 2 pm. The Expo rolls out projects by faculty and students that integrate cutting-edge engineering and computer science with visual and performing arts. The event will involve attendees in interactive experiences, bring artists’ perspectives to computer games, forecast future directions of digital performance, and explore the latest in software and hardware as a means of commenting on our increasingly connected world.
CalArts Expo is free and open to the public. All are invited to experience exhibitions and concerts on the CalArts campus featuring creatively adventurous and technologically imaginative new work from across all disciplines of the Institute. The Expo’s exhibitions and performances run from 2 pm to 2 am at over 18 venues at CalArts including the ROD Music Hall, MOD Theater, Main Gallery, Wild Beast, machine Lab, and Sharon Disney Lund Dance Theater. Click here for more information.
“The work is insane,” comments Associate Dean for Research and Development in Digital Arts, Ajay Kapur. “You can see how boundaries between artists and engineers are breaking down—with students originating new approaches to human computer interaction, wearable technology, augmented reality and virtual reality, robotics, gaming, machine learning and more.”
CalArts has long been at the forefront of arts and technology practice. The Institute’s Music Technology curriculum is unique in the world, engaging students in custom software design, circuit design for human-computer interfacing, and the use of robotic mechanical systems and artificial intelligence in musical and artistic practice. CalArts School of Film/Video, with its renowned animation program, has been a global leader in innovations in computer graphics and advanced digital media technologies. And the newer Digital Arts Minor program offers opportunity for interdisciplinary collaboration between students of all the schools within CalArts and provides students with the skills and knowledge to create digitally driven works of art.
Calendar Editors Please Note:
What: CalArts Expo 2019
When: Thursday, May 9, 2 pm –2 am
Where: California Institute of the Arts
24700 McBean Parkway
Valencia, California 91355