Events

April 27th – Digital Media Center

Media Works Day - 1:00 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.

Media Works day featuring students’ capstone projects from LSU’s Social Media Analysis and Creation (SMAC) lab, as well as local short documentaries created by NOVAC and local filmmakers.

1:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. A showcase of students’ work from LSU’s Social Media Analysis and Creation (SMAC) lab.  After the student presentation, NOVAC will present BetteR a series of documentary shorts about the tragic events of the summer of 2016 and those who are working to make the community a better place for all.

4:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. SESSIONWIRE Demonstration – Come see an alpha demonstration of the latest disruptive software meant to shake up the music industry. Robin and Rick will discuss how they see the future for audio professionals and a toolset that will help them navigate the future.

Mega Byte Me: A Digital Art Show - 6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.


Mega Byte Me is a Digital Art Show held in the Digital Media Center During RedStick International Festival

Megabyte Me is an event taking place on April 27th, 2017 at 6:30pm within LSU’s Digital Media Center. This event will showcase the works of a few aspiring artists in the Digital Art program. The participants are given complete artistic freedom to express what they wish to procure for their futures.

Melinda Buckner has created a more personal video game that revolves around anxiety and is meant to show stressful situations in how they might arise depending on your character type.

Influenced by TED talks and podcasts, Micah Theriot presents a documentary style video surrounding our perception of death and how one must come to terms with it.

As a striving contemporary artist, Jake Hamill is displaying his digital works depicting everything speed through its simplest forms.

Terrin Sampey and Jacouree Bunn have teamed up to produce a stylized music video voiced by Bunn and edited by Sampey using elements of 2D animation.

Amanda Verastegui has put together a series of lamps using digital fabrication and grasshopper, a coding program, to bring technology further into our living rooms.

Zachary Tullier has taken on the task of building a universal render farm and establishing the necessary networking for a film studio he is currently employed at.

Batu Acar will debut a collage video to summate the capabilities of his own original series of 3D models.

Doris Xu will introduce her 2D animation inspired by the videos created by “Simon’s Cat”.

Wesley Schmidt will display his 2D animatic that was created with a combination of traditional and digital mediums.

Come out to see what these students have been working on for the duration of this Spring Semester. There will be food and refreshments for attendees.

Video Game Symposium - 10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.

Red Stick Digital Festival Video Game Symposium is a series of panels, group discussions and presentations with media leaders considering the future skill requirements that will be needed in the game industry. Speakers from around the country will be joining us from companies franchises such as NVIDIA, and EA Vancouver. We will also be hosting a showcase of local productions from around the state demonstrating a vibrant development culture that is starting to take hold. If you’re interested at all in the Gaming Industry, you should not miss this event. Bring your questions–Free to attend! Click here to go to the official site.

April 28th – Digital Media Center

Futurefest - 10:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Red Stick FutureFest event featuring student work in digital art, video games and animation.  Come and see work by future designers, programmers and digital artists.

Video Game Symposium - 10:00 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.

Red Stick Digital Festival Video Game Symposium is a series of panels, group discussions and presentations with media leaders considering the future skill requirements that will be needed in the game industry. Speakers from around the country will be joining us from companies franchises such as NVIDIA, and EA Vancouver. We will also be hosting a showcase of local productions from around the state demonstrating a vibrant development culture that is starting to take hold. If you’re interested at all in the Gaming Industry, you should not miss this event. Bring your questions–Free to attend! Click here to go to the official site.

April 29th – Goodwood Library

Kid's Dev Workshop - 10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Included activities:  Featuring booths by NASA /Stennis, Activity Exhibit by STEMup BR/Foundation for EBRSSE,  Arduino workshops,  Showcase for some of the local school art creations.
Two 90-minute Arduino workshop sessions – at 10:00 am-11:30 am and 3:00 pm-4:30 pm –  will be held at Main Library on Goodwood Boulevard in Conference Room A (Sign up at the door). These workshops are for anyone age 11 and up and class size is 7 people. Minors will require a parent or guardian be present. Arduino is an electronics kit that anyone can use. This easy-to-learn, yet powerful platform will have the user making their own projects in no time. This workshop will teach the basics of Arduino. No previous knowledge is needed. Kits are provided for use during the program.

DIY VR Headset workshop will be at 1:00pm-2:30pm – (in Conference Room A – Sign up at the door).This class allows up to 7 class members. Virtual Reality headsets are more accessible than you think! VR Headsets these days come in a lot of different shapes and styles, from full coverage plastic and metal sets, to super-simple cardboard pieces. Join us as we create our own Virtual Reality Headset from scratch using cardboard! All tools will be provided for use during the program

Making Expo - 1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Electronic Arts – featuring playable demos of game, Acadian Robotics, the only 3D printer manufacturer in Louisiana, LSU’s Digital Media Arts & Engineering program and featuring makers from around the area.

April 30th- Louisiana Art & Science Museum

High Voltage - 5:00 p.m.

High Voltage is a highly charged concert of Experimental Music and Digital Media. Trans-media works delve into the intersection of technology and culture mixing live performers, interactive video and electronics, acoustic & electroacoustic instruments, and technology – amplified to a higher plane.

Featuring:
Griff Campbell performing a premier from composer Robin Heifetz, Sonic artists Edgar Berdahl, Jesse Allison, Danny Holmes, Eric Sheffield and Anthony Marasco exciting the SupraSpatializer, Grass-Electro, virtual doom and drone metal, an IR Light Read Record player and The Virtual Krewe of Vaporwave presenting Dick Joskey, Robot DJ.

For more information on Experimental Music and Digital Media, click here.