FSU to showcase students' digital creations March 30

Innovative digital-technology projects produced by Florida State University students will be on display during DigiTech, an exhibition running from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Friday, March 30, in the William Johnston Building.

“Digitech is unique in that it demonstrates how digital technologies are impacting all disciplines, even perhaps unexpected areas like art, dance, English, and history,” said Ken Baldauf, director of Florida State’s Program in Interdisciplinary Computing and DigiTech coordinator. “It brings all of this creative innovation together in one place. Visitors will be amazed at the quality, quantity and variety of FSU studentwork.”

DigiTech visitors will be able to explore three floors of digital handiwork — from business applications and music compositions to 3-D motion pictures and Web and mobile apps. FSU academic departments also will showcase their digital-technology courses and degree programs.

The College of Communication & Information has 13 exhibits (https://innovation.fsu.edu/digitech/ ) :

  • Six from the School of Library & Information Studies (Habitat Tracker; Science Fiction: Microcosm of Humanity; Online Library Guides; Smart Cart; The Guardian Ad Litem Project; and SunU: A Tailored Health Intervention)
  • Six from the School of Communication (Industry-Leading 3D Research; Glitch Art; WKPX Website; Aaron and Rachel Chadwell’s 3D Wedding Trailer; The Little Things; and Photography: Design, graphic art and narrative)
  • One from Communication’s affiliated Center for Hispanic Marketing Communication (Portfolio Website).

In addition to the exhibits, three leaders in digital innovation will present open-seating lectures during the event in Room 2004 of the William Johnston Building: Ira Greenberg, computational artist and associate professor at Southern Methodist University at 12:30 p.m.; Josh Greenberg, cofounder of the online music service Grooveshark at 1:45 p.m.; and Gregory Miller, chief economist at SunTrust Banks at 3:45 p.m.

Adding to this creative atmosphere of leading edge computing will be a performance by EChO, or Electronic Chamber Orchestra, an all-digital musical ensemble, at 3 p.m. in the atrium of the William Johnston Building.

Florida State President Eric J. Barron is scheduled to make remarks during a 5 p.m. ceremony. Awards will be presented to students for outstanding work in several categories, including the “Campus Choice Award” reflecting the audience favorite.

DigiTech is a student-driven event designed to recognize achievements in digital technology and promote opportunities for collaboration across disciplines. For more information and to view student exhibits online, visit www.digitech.fsu.edu.