Each year The Florida State University hosts a free, open-house technology fair, titled FSU Digitech. During this event, students showcase their apps, algorithms, digital art or music, visualizations, robots, start-ups, computer games, virtual worlds, and other applications of computing technology. On Friday, March 29, 2013 between 11:00 am to 5:00 pm, this fair took place in the atrium of the William Johnston Building, just off of Landis Green on FSU’s campus. Colleges and departments from various fields across the campus presented exhibitions, showing innovative technologies applied to their specific areas of study.
This year, students, faculty and staff from The College of Fine Arts (CVATD), proved it was fierce competition. CVATD’s very own Department of Art held several exhibits, including individual student art work, and setups representative of the department’s Digital and Interactive Media programs, and separate 3D projects, such as the ArtDrone. FSU Student Teams who participated included:
CVATD’s Department of Interior Architecture and Design also presented several exhibits from both individual students and representative of the department as a whole. Noteworthy, was the By Hand and By Machine: Exploring Furniture Design Evolution exhibit, in which the Department of Interior Architecture and Design partnered with the Donghia Foundation and the Facility for Arts Research. Interior Design student Anthony Conetta, created an exhibit on The Technological Impact on Creativity.
The FSU Facility for Arts Research (FAR) was a forerunner at Digitech, showcasing new media and starring in a demonstration for 3D Printing, with their MakerBot. FAR’s Windham Graves gave a presentation on 3D printing focusing on techniques and materials used, current products and research, and future goals.
We are proud to have such innovative departments and students to showcase, on behalf of FSU College of Fine Arts! To view more images from The College of Fine Arts at FSU Digitech 2013, visit the FSU CVATD Facebook page or the full gallery!