iDMAa 2012 | Conference Agenda
New World School of the Arts | Miami, Florida
Thursday November 8, 2012

10:00 am
Conference registration, New World School of the Arts, 8th Floor Lobby

12:00 pm
Light buffet sandwich luncheon, NWSA Performance Theater, 8th Floor (Studio A)

12:30 pm
Conference Opening Remarks – NWSA Performance Theater, 8th Floor (Studio A)

12:45 pm
“Inspiration, Education & Exploration”
David Gallo, PhD, Director of Special Projects, The Woods Hole Oceanographic Institute
Introduction by Joseph Olin – NWSA Performance Theater, 8th Floor (Studio A)

1:45 pm
“Everything I learned about Making Movies in Games came from TV”
Greg Mitchell, Cinematics Director, Epic Games Studio
NWSA Performance Theater, 8th Floor (Studio A)

2:30 pm

2:45 pm
“Architecture and Arts for the Future: The ArtTower”
Frederick & Laurie Samitaur-Smith, Samitaur Constructs
NWSA Performance Theater 8th Floor (Studio A)

3:30 pm
Mini Break

3:45 pm
Papers and Special Topics: Art & Media, NWSA Performance Theater 8th Floor (Studio A)

Jeff Nyhoff & Brenda Bakker Harger: “Computer Games as Theatre: An Interdisciplinary Approach to Student Game Design”

Yana Sakellion: “Structures Spontaneity: Responsive Art Meets Classical Music”

John Barber: “Radio Nouspace: An Evolving Digital Media Project Exploring Digital Multimedia Radio”

Matthew Nelson & James Ferolo: “The Image Pool: A Large-Scale Visual Installation”

5:30 pm
iDEAS Art Opening with wine and lite bites 
NWSA Lobby Gallery

Student Showcase in parallel with the iDEAS exhibit. See student work in Digital Art and Design, Digital Media Research and Game Design

8:00 pm
Hosted “Join Us for Dutch Dinners” with Board and Advisory Board hosts at locations throughout Miami which are an easy walk from the NWSA Campus and Conference Hotel (maps, price ranges and co-hosts names to be provided at iDEAS opening.)



Friday, November 9, 2012

9:15 am
Conference housekeeping announcements
NWSA 8th Floor, Studio A

9:30 am
Keynote – “Searching for Innovation”
Meredith Amdur, General Manager, Strategy/M&A, Microsoft
NWSA 8th Floor, Studio A

10:15 am
Innovation and Design in Learning and Listening
NWSA 8th Floor, Studio A

“Innovative Programs…finding the balance between Theory and Practice in Education”
Dr. Peter Raad, founder of the GuildHall at SMU

“Design Process – The hard Transition from Classroom to Studio”
Evan Hirsch, Principle, Engine Co. 4; Former Design Head, Microsoft & Creative Chief, THQ Studios

11:15 am

11:30 am
Papers and Special Topics: 21st Century Tools for Teaching
NWSA 8th Floor, Studio A 

Lindsay Grace: “Producing Results with a Student Based Creative Design Studio”

Allen Jones: “Visualizing Invisible Cities: Using the Cave to Teach Postmodern Literature”

Holly Hey: “The Objective Machine and the Subjective Experience: Meshing Methodology and Ideology in Digital Non-Linear Editing”

Michael Rabby: “What Binds Our Programs Together? A Survey of Required Courses in Digital Media Programs”

12:30 pm
Lunch on your own in Downtown Miami

2:00 pm
Keynote: “Changing the Palette in Digital Media”
Richard Hilleman, Chief Creative Officer, Electronic Arts
NWSA 8th Floor, Studio A

2:45 pm
Concurrent Sessions – Audience Evolution
NWSA 8th Floor, Studio A

“The Audience Is Changing – Entertainment Consumption in America”
Liam Callahan, Senior Analyst NPD Research

“Unleashing Artistic Creativity in the Cloud”
Stefano Corazza, Chantel Benson & Brent Jentzsch, Mixamo

3:45 pm
Papers and Special Topics: Novel Interaction
NWSA 7th Floor, Rooms D&E

Mei Si: “Applying Artificial Intelligence Techniques for Creating Rich Interactive Avatars”

Julia Griffey: “Movement-Driven Computer-Based Interactive Educational Media Systems in the Children’s Museum”

Angelos Barmpoutis: “A Novel Augmented Reality Educational System for Classical Drama Using RGB-D Sensors”

Dene Grigar: “Interactive Exhibits and Touch Technology: Assumptions and Theories”

Papers and Special Topics: Social Narrative
NWSA 7th Floor, Rooms D&E

Mary Pettice: “Narrative Playfulness, Secondary Orality, and the Star Wars Fan Film”

Scott Shamp: “Facebook, Feedforward Loops, Permeable Data Sources: The New New Media Content”

Daniel Cooper: “Second-screen Showdowns: Presidential Debates in the Tablet Age”

Robert Fraher, Patricia Frazie, Brad Hokanson, and Christiaan Greer: “Therapeutic Potential of Interactive Digital Media”

5:00 pm
Digital Performance by Daniel Lewis, James Oliverio & guests
New World School of the Arts Performance Theater

7:00 pm
Reception & Awards Dinner:  Hyatt Regency Miami
Dave Ferguson, Awards Committee Chair 
Host with James Oliverio, President-Elect, iDMAa

9:30 pm
Adjourn to Miami



Saturday, November 10, 2012

8:45 am

Coffee and Conference Housekeeping

9:00 am 

iDMAa Town Forum

Moderated Panel and Audience Discussion regarding key issues for IDMAA to address in 2013

9:45 am  

“TransMedia Foundations – where are they?”

Panel moderated by Michael Niederman, Columbia College; Jeff Ritchie, Lebanon Valley College; Scott Shamp, University of Georgia; Greg Mitchell, Cinematics Director, Epic Games Studio

10:30 am 

Papers and Special Topics: Social Responsibility


Benjamin Dunkle: “Timeline: A User-focused, Community-based System for Preserving and Presenting Historical Data”

Lisa Dush: “Teaching Nonprofit and Public Sector Organizations to Make Artful, Ethical, and Sustainable New Media”

Tracy Taylor, Caitlyn Pickens & Tzi-Ching Lin: “Mitakuye Oyasin (We are all one): Integrating Art, Animation and Computer Programming Curriculum to Improve Native American Public School Retention Rates”

Jonathan Olshefski: “Viral Media Activism – Analyzing Kony 2012 and Honor the Treaties”

11:30 am  

The Arts & IDEAS

Moderated Panel featuring Rodayne Esmay, Utah Valley University  – Curator IDEAS Exhibition and 3 IDEAS artists

12:30 pm  

Closing Remarks & Open Forum


1:15 pm 

Encore Performance

Digital Performance by Daniel Lewis, James Oliverio & guests

New World School of the Arts Performance Theater

2:00 pm  

Programming for New World Students (Tentative)

2:00–3:00 pm “How Mixamo Lets You Create Animation in the Cloud” Chantel Benson & Brent Jentzsh

3:00–4:00 pm Careers in Game Production Greg Mitchell, Cinematics Director for Epic Games and Evan Hirsch, Creative Director Engine Company No.4