Posted Monday, September 13, 2010

Five Recent Digital Arts Graduates to Showcase Work as Part of Regional Digital Arts Conference

Five 2010 graduates from Pratt's Department of Digital Arts will have their work screened as part of the 2010 Metropolitan Area College Computer Festival (MetroCAF) from 7 to 9 p.m. on Friday, September 24, 2010 at the Fashion Institute of Technology's Haft Auditorium in Marvin Feldman Center Building C located at Seventh Avenue and West 27th Street in Manhattan. MetroCAF is an annual festival organized by the New York City chapter of the Association for Computing Machinery's (ACM) Special Interest Group on Graphics and Interactive Techniques (SIGGRAPH).

Started in 2003, MetroCAF has grown into the most important local festival of its kind, providing an exciting opportunity for all students in the NYC metropolitan area to show their work to professionals in the field of computer graphics. The festival may tour the network of ACM SIGGRAPH Professional and Student Chapters.

Pratt student work was also recently showcased as part of the "SpaceTime" student exhibition at ACM SIGGRAPH's 2010 international conference, the industry's most respected technical and creative program that brought in an estimated 25,000 computer graphics and interactive technology professionals from five continents. Pratt master's degree recipient Zach Hyer's digitally-animated short film Correspondence was among the films screened as part of the exhibition, and will also be screened as part of the 2010 MetroCAF. The film takes place during an undefined war and addresses how innocent people are affected through the abuse of power.

The 2010 MetroCAF will also feature animated short films by Pratt master's degree recipients Young Soung Lee and Jung Yuen Shin and bachelor's degree recipients Tymond Tran and Alexis Wuyts. Lee's SuperAngel is a digitally-animated project inspired by the Western myth of Icarus' Wings, the Chinese myth Gwabo's story, and the Korean folktale Hong Gildong. Shin's My Knitted Bag is a 2-D animation that depicts a young woman's memory of receiving a special knitted bag as a child. Tran's 44 Cents features a bird chase 2-D and 3-D spaces and Wuyts' 2-D animated film, titled Color Life, relays how art can change a person's perspective.

NYC ACM SIGGRAPH is a non-profit, professional computer graphics organization serving the greater New York City area. For more information, please visit http://nyc.siggraph.org.