Speaker: Anne Bray, LA Freewaves
Time: Wednesday, March 26, 6-8pm
Location: USC’s Robert Zemeckis Center for Digital Arts (RZC)
Room 201 Zemeckis Media Lab (ZML)
LA Freewaves Executive Director Anne Bray will present a preview of this year’s festival and several related projects and opportunities for media art, activism and public media culture. This year’s Freewaves festival is titled HollyWould and will be distributed across every screen on Hollywood Boulevard. Since 1989, LA Freewaves has been presenting biennial festivals of film, video and new media art, under the direction of Anne Bray, who founded the concept of LA Freewaves and has administered the festival for two decades. http://www.freewaves.org/
Anne has been working in the field of media arts since the mid 1970s as an administrator, artist and art teacher. As the Freewaves Executive Director, she has continued to see the organization through the technological, social and aesthetic changes of the 1990s to the present, exploring innovative venues, curatorial models and distribution strategies ranging from traditional screenings to online distribution to public art venues. In addition to presenting on LA Freewaves, Anne teaches in the IML’s Honors in Multimedia Scholarship program and the public art program at Claremont Graduate University.
***Special Bonus Presentation: Proceeding Ann’s talk, first year IMD MFA student, Taiyoung RYU will give an encore presentation of his GDC ’08 talk on “Game Design based on Micro-transactions in Online Games”. ***