mike pelletier
Since 2005
Works in United States of America

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Means of Production: Fabbing and Digital Art


Closely related to the RapRap project, you might also want to take a look at the [url =http://fab.cba.mit.edu/about/faq/]Fablab Network[/url], a concept that has been [url=http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fab_lab#Lab_Locations]growing[/url] over the last few years. Initially started by Neil Gershenfeld's class "How to Make Almost Anything" at the MIT Meida Lab, Fablabs provide places where engineers, inventors, designers and artists can come and work hands-on with fabrication technlogy.

I've been working in the [url=http://amsterdam.fablab.nl/]Fablab Amsterdam[/url] for the last year, in lot of ways we're still in the "hello world" stage when it comes to working with these tools but it's still exciting to see artists embracing the technology. Oftentimes they're using the same skills that were once only used for creating print and screen works, now to create their first physical artworks.

OPPORTUNITY

Workstudy Opportunity: The Banff Centre. Banff, Alberta, Canada.


Deadline:
Wed Aug 23, 2006 15:39

Workstudy Opportunity: The Banff Centre. Banff, Alberta, Canada.

TITLE: Computer Technician Work Study, Interactive Media
DURATION: OCTOBER 2006


OPPORTUNITY

Workstudy Opportunity @ The Banff Centre: Banff Alberta, Canada.


Deadline:
Tue Sep 20, 2005 13:52

Workstudy Opportunity @ The Banff Centre: Banff Alberta, Canada.

TITLE: Computer Technician Work Study, Interactive Media
DURATION: OCTOBER 2005 - MARCH 2006
STIPEND: $425 per week
APPLICATION DEADLINE: SEPTEMBER 30TH, 2005

The Creative Electronic Environment (CEE), as a whole, is a technical support team committed to supporting artists in computer and non-computer based mediums at the Banff Centre. CEE has been in existence for over 20 years and is comprised of four areas: TV/Video, Technical Services, Photography and Interactive Media.

As the Work Study you will:
-Provide technical support and training for Mac & PC hardware and operating systems;
-Provide technical support and training for printing, digital imaging and CD production;
-Provide technical support and training for the following multimedia software:
-Maya, Final Cut Pro, DVD Studio Pro, Cleaner, Director, Dreamweaver, Flash, Photoshop, Illustrator, After Effects, Premiere, QuarkXPress, and others;
-Technically and creatively assist artists and program participants.

Work study programs are intended to provide the participant with a combination of learning opportunities and supervised, practical work related to the participant’s learning objectives. Learning opportunities may be formal sessions and/or workshops, or may be informal opportunities arising out of the situation of the moment. The work portion of the experience will primarily focus on activities that compliment the participant’s learning objectives, as the work relates to the real and ongoing activities of The Banff Centre. This position is responsible for providing general computer support to artists in the Computer Studio and in their studios including answering software questions, teaching, and orientation to equipment; installing software and hardware; relocating equipment; and providing computer support to organizers and speakers at events.

The Banff Centre is looking for someone with a good understanding of and some experience in technical tools supporting the Arts. The ideal candidate will be proficient with digital imaging, CD production and standard multimedia software tools including Photoshop, Illustrator, Flash and Dreamweaver and be able to work in both Windows and Macintosh operating systems. They should have the ability to work under direction, as well as, independently and be self-motivated to learn. Knowledge of web design, digital video and audio tools, sensing technology and contemporary art would be an asset.

To apply, please fax or email resume and covering letter to:

Manager, Interactive Media
Creative Electronic Environment, The Banff Centre
Email:michael\_pelletier@banffcentre.ca
Fax:403.762.6646

Participation in a Work Study term is considered to be full-time study, rather than employment. All participants sign a learning contract that assists in the evaluation of their Work Study experience. Expenses such as on-campus accommodation and meal plans will be deducted from stipend payments. No deductions for income tax, CPP, or UIC are made from stipend payments. Financial assistance and stipend awards are considered taxable income for Revenue Canada purposes.

The Banff Centre’s Arts programming is a place for artists. It is dedicated to lifelong learning and professional career development in the arts, acting as site and catalyst for creative activity and experience.

The Banff Centre may be able to offer shared accommodation on campus at very reasonable rates, subject to availability. Accommodation is not guaranteed.