I will be offering a variety of extra credit opportunities in October, for those interested in gaining some points and experiencing some of the special events brought to you by the hard working faculty in the Digital Technology and Culture program.
Oct. 2 -- From 5 to 9 p.m., the Willamette Radio Workshop will be collaborating with DTC to present:
"mediartZ: Art as Experiential, Art as Participatory, Art as Electronic” Kick Off Party!
North Bank Artists Gallery, 1005 Main St., in downtown Vancouver
Free and open to the public
During the whole month of October the DTC Program is hosting a media art exhibit and media art events at North Bank Artists Gallery. But the "Kick Off Party" takes place on Friday, October 2. John Barber has secured the Willamette Radio Project to perform. They will give a live radio show at North Bank. The party also launches the new issue of Hyperrhiz: New Media Cultures. Many of the artists featured in the online gallery in this issue of Hyperrhiz are the featured artists at the North Bank exhibit. Note that our own Jeannette Altman has a piece in the show, and Fine Arts faculty from both TriCities and Pullman are also featured."
(15 points, for attending the opening night party, watching Willamette Radio Workshop perform at least three times -- they are doing 15 minutes on, 15 minutes off -- and then writing a thoughtful and insightful 500-word response about what you learned from the experience, including reaction to the art you saw, and posting that on our Google group).
Oct. 8 -- From 6 to 9 p.m., Willamette Radio Workshop will bring its performers directly to the classroom, as part of Dr. Barber's Digital Sound course, VMMC 111. Those folks will talk at length about radio drama, including the technical aspects of producing such work.
(15 points, for attending the entire class, asking at least a couple of questions of the Willamette Radio Workshop group, and then writing a thoughtful and insightful 500-word response about what you learned from the experience and posting that on our Google group).
Oct. 29 -- Rick Emerson, who hosts the KUFO 101.1 FM morning radio show, from 5 a.m. to 9 a.m. weekdays, as well as the "Outlook Portland" television program at 6:30 a.m. Sundays on NW Channel 32, will be spending much of the evening with us at the WSU Vancouver campus, from 4 p.m. to 9 p.m. on Oct. 29. This collaboration will start in the KOUG radio studio, where students will have the chance to interview Emerson on air about some of his latest projects, including the "A.Z." radio drama (zombies in Portland; we'll be reviewing this program in October), and talk to him about the industry. This will be followed by an informal dinner with Emerson, in which students are welcome to join us for the chat, followed by the class session from 6 to 9 p.m., in VMMC 111, in which Emerson will critique some of our audio projects, including at least a couple of the ones created for DTC 375, and be open to questions of all sorts about the current state of the industry, the future of radio, technical questions about producing great sound, etc. He said he's willing to talk about whatever the students want, including how to get a break in the radio biz. Save this time and date on your calendar.
(35 points, for attending the entire five-hour session, being engaged in the activity, including asking at least a couple of questions of Emerson, and then writing a thoughtful and insightful 500-word response about what you learned from the experience and posting that on our Google group; 25 points for attending the class only, plus the questions and Google group post).