IGNITE is a colloquium for all Johnny Carson Center for Emerging Media Arts students, which will involve guest lectures, workshops and seminars around creative development (aesthetics, design, skills, playtesting, analysis, project management, producing, storytelling, etc.) and professional development (strengths, branding, entrepreneurship, pitching, resumes, portfolios, mental and personal health, industry overview, etc.).

These colloquiums will be open to the entire university community, as well as the public.

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IGNITE Colloquium Schedule of Events

CANCELED:  Friday, April 23, 2021 - Adam Ferriss

Adam Ferriss is an artist based out of Los Angeles, CA. He received a BFA in Photography from the Maryland Institute College of Art, and an MFA from the Design Media Arts department at University of California, Los Angeles. His work has been featured widely in print and around the web on the New York Times, Time Magazine, MIT Technology Review, The New Yorker, Wired, n+1, Creators Project, Fast Company, booooooom, but does it float, and more. For more information: Adam Ferriss

The event is free and open to the public and accessible at: https://go.unl.edu/ignitespring

Friday, April 16, 2021 - Alexander Dupuis

Alexander Dupuis is an animator, musician, and digital media artist. Through the creation of software, short films, and performances, he explores algorithmically generated audiovisual worlds informed by op art, computer vision, and Structural film. For more information: Alexander Dupuis

The event is free and open to the public and accessible at: https://go.unl.edu/ignitespring

Friday, April 9, 2021 - Bri Castellini

Seed&Spark’s Film and Community Manager Bri Castellini will present a workshop titled “Crowdfunding to Build Independence.”  This workshop lays out the steps toward a successful crowdfunding campaign, as well as a career-long action plan most likely to create a lasting, flourishing, direct relationship with an audience.  For more information:  Bri Castellini

The event is free and open to the public and accessible at: https://go.unl.edu/ignitespring

Friday, April 2, 2021 - Charlie Fink

Charlie Fink is a Forbes columnist and the author of a new book, "Remote Collaboration, Virtual Conferences and the Future of Work" (May 2020), and the critically acclaimed AR-enabled books "Charlie Fink's Metaverse" (2017), and "Convergence, How The World Will Be Painted With Data" (2019). Fink teaches XR at Chapman University Film School in Orange, California, and is a consultant to some of the leading companies in the XR (AR/VR) world.  For more information: Charlie Fink

The event is free and open to the public and accessible at: https://go.unl.edu/ignitespring

Friday, March 23, 2021 - Kathryn Yu

Kathryn Yu, Executive Editor of No Proscenium  will join us for a discussion of Dream, the Royal Shakespeare Company’s live, online performance set in a virtual midsummer forest.  Facilitated by Professors Anna Henson, Michell Harvey, and Ann Marie Pollard, we will discuss how the RSC combined theatre, music and groundbreaking technology in an extraordinary exploration into the future of live performance.  For more information: Kathryn Yu

The event is free and open to the public and accessible at: https://go.unl.edu/ignitespring

Friday, March 19, 2021 - Producer Marc Evans

Marc Evans is a producer and principal of Marc Evans Productions with a deal at Skydance Media. In addition to various projects in development, Marc recently produced “THE OLD GUARD” for Netflix starring Charlize Theron and KiKi Layne, which had 78 million viewers in its first month and is Netflix’s 6th most watched original movie of all time.  For more information: Marc Evans

 The event is free and open to the public and accessible at https://go.unl.edu/ignitespring.

Friday, March 12, 2021 - Creative Technologist LaJuné McMillian

New media artist and creative technologist LaJuné McMillian creates art that integrates performance, virtual reality and physical computing to question our current forms of communication. McMillian was previously the Director of Skating at Figure Skating in Harlem, where they integrated STEAM and Figure Skating to teach girls of color about movement and technology. They have continued their research on Blackness, movement, and technology during residencies at Eyebeam, Pioneer Works, Barbarian Group and Barnard College. McMillian will also present a workshop titled “Understanding, Transforming and Preserving Movement in Digital Spaces” to students in the Carson Center.  For more information: LaJuné McMillian

The event is free and open to the public and accessible at https://go.unl.edu/ignitespring.

Friday, February 26, 2021 - Storytelling and Entrepreneurship

Great storytellers take risks, the same as great entrepreneurs do.  On Friday 26 February at IGNITE we explore the intersections of the emerging media arts and entrepreneurship.  We will meet and network with a host of student run organizations and programs that deal with entrepreneurship, technology, making, and entertainment.  Every start-up needs a storyteller. 

StartupsUNL

Center for Entrepreneurship

Engler Entrepreneurship Program

Broader Considerations of Technology

Initialize

UNL Theme Park Design Group

Nebraska Innovation Studio

For more information:  Storytelling and Entrepreneurship