Author Archives: efjcomposer

About efjcomposer

Composer/New Media Designer/Educator

Shirin Neshat-2 channel video works at the Hirshhorn Museum

What a thrill to finally see a collection of Shirin Neshat’s videos at the Hirshhorn Museum in the exhibit, “Facing History”.  I have been drawn to Neshat’s imagery since seeing her work at the Philadelphia Museum of Art.  As an … Continue reading

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STEAM takes shape at Drexel ExCITe Center

An overview of the STEAM Education Workshop at the Drexel ExCITe Center. Continue reading

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Remix Interactive 2 – An Immersive Audience Experience

Remix Interactive 2 to be performed at the ISTE 2015 Conference in Philadelphia in June, 2015! Continue reading

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Remix Interactive-Learning through large scale projects

There is always a moment when doing a large, multimedia performance when I think, “what was I thinking?” Remix Interactive had many components to complete the performance and, as a result, an extraordinary amount of moments of concern. It probably … Continue reading

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The Arts in STEAM-Thoughts after EduCamp STEAM

I attended my first EdCamp (http://edcampsteam.org/) this week in New Brunswick, NJ and was excited to participate in a conference devoted to STEAM topics.  For my work at SCH Academy and as a musician, I am trying to define the … Continue reading

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InterActivity1-Toward a new concert experience

In 2002, I watched The Map by Tan Dun in awe. The video playback of Chinese folk music interwoven with live performance was sublime and opened up so many possibilities for a new mode of performance. I decided to devote … Continue reading

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Owning your creative work

I did a workshop with Brian Storm yesterday at MediaStorm (http://mediastorm.com/) in Brooklyn and I walked away re-energized and knowing what I needed to do to improve my approach to visual storytelling.  This 8 hour session was intense and covered … Continue reading

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Artists as Entrepreneurs

“You can really make a lot with nothing.” Danny Kim, LitMotors (http://litmotors.com/) I found out about the RISD Entrepreneur MINDSHARE (http://mindshare.risd.edu/index.php)  at the last minute (thanks Christine!) and felt compelled to go to gather new ideas from an Arts perspective … Continue reading

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Teaching the Elements of Design

Making Beautiful Pixels: Multimedia Design Meets Art Theory Camille Dempsey, Duquesne University with Jodi Staniunas-Hopper ” Our primary intuitive intelligence is visual.” Wow, we went from Color, Line, Type, Texture and Shape to Semiotics and Gestault Theory in one hour!  … Continue reading

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The Future of the Book

In a breakfast with Adobe, the Education Director Jon Perera stated that “80% of consumers believe creativity is key to economic growth.”  He went on to show some great new products.  CreativeCloud is a wonderful product that allows users to … Continue reading

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