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Festival Workshop Evaluations Reflect Enthusiasm, Success

Most of the evaluations are in for the Future Places Festival workshops Interface Design for Mobile Devices and Introduction to Arduino, and so far they show a unanimously positive response from workshop participants. People taking part in the workshops were … Continue reading

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University of Coimbra Student Named Finalist for Adobe Award

Diana Antunes, a student at the University of Coimbra, was honored earlier this month as an Adobe Design Achievement Awards finalist. The Adobe Design Achievement Awards is a competition of over 2700 students from 33 countries. Antunes created muxicall, a … Continue reading

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UT Austin Students Accepted into U.Frame Festival in Porto

Several University of Texas at Austin students have been accepted into U.Frame, an international film and video festival taking place from October 1-5 in Porto, Portugal. Accepted entries of fiction include Gabriela Yeper’s Danzak, Nazanin Shirazi’s Red Wednesday, Molly Green’s … Continue reading

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Future Places Festival Workshops Announced

The Future Places festival will host three workshops addressing technical and theoretical aspects of digital media production. The first, occurring on October 7-8, will introduce 20 participants to Arduino, a flexible physical computing platform used by artists and designers to … Continue reading

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Residency Opportunities–Applications Due July 15

The UT Austin|Portugal Program is accepting proposals for three-month residency programs at the University of Porto and the New University of Lisbon. These residencies are intended to support creativity and exploration in the digital media field, encouraging the production of … Continue reading

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Arduino Workshop Planned for Future Places Festival

Festival planners are concluding negotiations with Tinker.it, a technology and design consultancy based in London and Milan, to offer a workshop on Arduino. This open-source electronics platform is known for its flexibility—allowing the creation of a wide range of interactive … Continue reading

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Future Places festival update

The new Future Places website is up and running, and festival plans are progressing! The Future Places digital media festival will take place at the new Edifício Douro (Fundação da Juventude), in Porto, Portugal, from October 7th to October 19th. … Continue reading

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FTC Reviews Behavioral Targeting Practices

An article today on the Washington Post site—FTC Wants to Know What Big Brother Knows About You–discusses the United States Federal Trade Commission’s ongoing review of behavioral targeting practices among companies such as Yahoo! And Microsoft. While many ad-supported websites … Continue reading

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Videos from the Ibero-American Colloquium Available

The Knight Center for Journalism in the Americas site now features links to videos and Powerpoint presentations from the Ibero-American Colloquium. The Colloquium, which immediately followed the 9th International Symposium on Online Journalism last month, provided a venue for journalists … Continue reading

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