Conference: Imaging DNA 2011
Thank you for attending Imaging DNA 2011 held on March 26, 2011 in Pasadena, California at Art Center College of Design.
Imaging DNA strives to be at the crossroads of images: those who make them, those who use them, those who learn about them and those who teach. Designed to spread knowledge and spur discussion and debate around making, displaying, licensing or otherwise using an image.Imaging DNA gathers the leaders and innovators of imaging, technology, media and education to give attendees insights into the big changes and the subtle trends that have an impact on making and using the best images – today and tomorrow.
“this event sounds awesome . . . this sounds like the most relevant group of talks to our medium right now.” Professor of Art
PROGRAM (subject to change):
9:15 – 9:45 Welcome
Art Center College of Design
9:45-10-15 Education Challenge
How to Enhance the Learning and Creative Process
M. A. Greenstein Ph.D., Adjunct Associate Professor, Art Center College of Design and Founder/CEO of The George Greenstein Institute
10:15-10:45 Technology, Photography & Social Activism
Eric Cheng, Board of Advisors at Sea Shepherd Conservation Society
10:45-11:15 Technologies of the Future
Mark Buczko, Analyst and Editor, imagingdna.com
11:15-11:45 Plenoptics, Computational Photography and Future Photography
Martin Hausler, Professional Photographer and Photography Consultant, Raytrix GmbH
11:45 – 1:15 VIP Lunchtime Session: North American Premiere - the Raytrix R11 Plenoptic Camera
Dennis Keeley, Art Center College of Design and select staff
1:30 - 2:15 KEYNOTE SESSION:
The State of Capture, Photography Out of Bounds
Anita Sengupta, Senior Systems Engineer, NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory
2:15 – 3:15 The Great Debate: Platforms, Technologies and the Future of Photographic Education
Jim Lanaham, SVP New Business Initiatives, Blurb,
John Schuman, Solutions Architect, AdobeSystems,
George Douvos, Innovative Apps for iPhone and iPod Touch
Dennis Keeley, Chair of Photography and Imaging, Art Center College of Design
3:20 – 4:20 Intellectual Property in the Age of Transient Media
Michelle Bogre, Associate Professor, School of Art, Media, and Technology, Parsons The New School of Design, intellectual property attorney
Joshua S. Wattles, Advisor in Chief, deviantART
Christina Gagnier, intellectual property attorney and partner at Gagnier Margossian LLP
4:20 – 5:00 Networking Event: Meet the Speakers
Dennis Keeley, Chair, Photography and Imaging, Art Center College of Design, Pasadena, CA. Dennis Keeley has integrated the careers of artist, photographer, teacher and writer for more than 25 years. He has made photographs for hundreds of CD covers from Jazz to hip hop and now produces fine art projects for museums and galleries. His work has been exhibited in numerous one person and group shows and is published internationally in studies concerning urban circumstance and condition. His work has been featured in “Everyday Urbanism, “You Are Here” and the recent “Looking at Los Angeles”. His book from the Getty Research Institute “Looking for a City in America: Down These Mean Streets a Man Must Go” won numerous awards.
In addition to being the current chair of the Photography and Imaging program at Art Center College of Design in Pasadena, he is also the former Western Regional Co Chair of the Society for Photographic Education and sits on the board of the Angel’s Gate Cultural Center. In 2005 Mr. Keeley spoke at the United Nations NGO Conference concerning photography as a tool in peace building and non-violent conflict resolution.
Joshua S. Wattles, Advisor in Chief, deviantART.
deviantART.com is a social network focused on artists with over 33 million unique visitors a month generating on average 1.6 billon page views a month and holding more than 100 million works of art in hundreds of genres posted by its over 12.5 million members. It is one of the top 100 web properties in the world measured by traffic. Mr Wattles has a varied career as a lawyer, executive and academic in the film, television, music, visual art and Internet fields.
Mr. Wattles is an adjunct law professor in Copyright Law at Southwestern University Law School in Los Angeles and Loyola Law School, also in Los Angeles. He lectures frequently at colleges, universities and professional organizations. Mr. Wattles’ law degree is from George Washington University Law School. He received his bachelor’s degree from Mills College. He is admitted to practice to the Bars of California and New York.
Anita Sengupta, Senior Systems Engineer at NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory. Dr. Sengupta has been developing entry and propulsion systems for Mars, Venus, and deep space missions for the past decade. She is currently the Entry System lead for a Venus Lander mission and leading the systems development for a Mars Ascent Vehicle. Previously she was Principal Investigator for the Mars Science Laboratory supersonic parachute qualification program and terminal descent engine plume impingement program, and Co-Investigator on several plasma propulsion development programs. Prior to joining JPL she worked in industry on the Delta IV Launch Vehicle, X37 Space Vehicle, and Commercial Communication Satellites. She received her PhD and MS in Aerospace Engineering from USC and BS in Aerospace Engineering from Boston University.
John Schuman, Solutions Architect, Adobe Systems, Inc. John Schuman currently holds the title of Senior Worldwide Evangelist for Adobe Systems Inc. John has almost twenty years of experience in the field of digital imaging with over ten of those years focused primarily on web design and graphic technology. John joined Macromedia in 1998 following several years of digital imaging production experience in the San Francisco Bay Area and subsequently served as regional Solutions Engineer for Macromedia in Singapore from 1999 to 2001 where he spoke to thousands of Web professionals across the Asia/Pacific region at seminars and industry events. Upon returning to the U.S. in 2001, he took the role of Senior Education Solutions Engineer, focusing primarily on Higher Education in the North American region.
Jim Lanahan, Senior Vice President – New Business Initiatives, Blurb. As a technology business executive over the past 25 years, Jim Lanahan has been a involved in the development of a number of market leading digital media and imaging initiatives. Mr. Lanahan initiated his career at Apple Computer where he helped set the overall digital imaging strategy for the Macintosh and led Apple’s strategic business partnerships with such companies as Eastman Kodak, Adobe, and Canon. His direct efforts led to the creation of the QuickTake 100 product line, which was a pioneering consumer digital camera system. After leaving Apple, Mr. Lanahan joined Zing Networks and helped launch one of the first major photosharing sites in 1998. Zing was later acquired by Sony to create Sony Imagestation. Most recently, as a co-founder of VUVOX, his team introduced a pioneering online media authoring architecture, called Collage. VUVOX was acquired by eBay in 2008. After leading eBay’s User Experience Design team for two years, Mr. Lanahan recently joined Blurb and is responsible for driving new digital story product initiatives.
Martin Häusler, Professional Photographer/Technical Advisor, Raytrix GmbH. Martin Häusler is an international photographer, working primarily in music and entertainment. His reputation has grown quickly in the European and American markets, where his work is recognized for its unique style and extremely high quality.
Martin has been commissioned for top recording artists and also has shot celebrity portraiture of Hollywood actors and actresses, singers, dancers, and choreographers. His work has been used for promotion and advertising, in addition to being featured in books, magazines, and other print/online media.
MA Greenstein, PhD, Adjunct Associate Professor, Art Center College of Design and Founder/CEO of The George Greenstein Institute. Art Writer and theorist M. A. Greenstein is the 2001-2003 Critic in Residence at Otis College of Art and Design. She is also on the core graduate faculty of Art Theory and Criticism at Art Center College of Design. As past contributing editor and free lance contributor, she has published over 100 articles and essays on the weird, the wonderful and the future of Los Angeles and AsiaPacific art and culture, in conference papers, online journals (Anthology of Art) and in off line magazines including World Art, Art Issues, Afterimage, Artweek, Art Asia Pacific, Asia Art News and Art India. She was the 1999-2000 Senior Fulbright Scholar to Taiwan and China and has received research and lecture grants to India, Japan, Korea, Australia, Holland, Sweden and Cuba. Greenstein’s futuristic ventures currently include moderating the March 25th, Art Center panel “Endangered Species: Designing the Post-Human,” and presenting a paper on mapping the performative brain in the upcoming April 5th, UCLA Art and Art History Programs conference “Movie, Buildings and Brains.”
Christina Gagnier, Christina leads the Intellectual Property & Technology practice at Gagnier Margossian LLP. Gagnier serves as the Chief Executive Officer of REALPOLITECH, a digital public relations and web strategy consultancy.
Gagnier consults technology firms on policy issues ranging from patent law reform to communications issues, such as Network Neutrality. Gagnier’s primary research concerns issues of cyber rights and the intersection of on and offline action. Previously, she served as the Chief Information Officer of Mobilize.org, directing the organization’s strategic communications, online interface and research programs.
Gagnier has customized Gagnier Margossian LLP’s technology practice to broadly serve the needs of “startups.” Working with artists, Web TV writers and producers, Internet companies and mobile application developers, Gagnier provides digital strategy advising to clients who are often times navigating uncharted legal territory. Christina holds a B.A. in Political Science and Sociology from the University of California, Irvine, a Master’s in Public Administration from the University of Southern California and a J.D. from the University of San Francisco.
Christina blogs in the Technology section of *The Huffington Post*. She is frequently invited to sit on panels discussing issues like Information Privacy, law in the digital age, Government 2.0 and citizen engagement. She has also been a guest commentator on TV shows like Russia Today’s *CrossTalk * and NBC’s *Press:Here*.
George Douvos, Software developer, Melbourne, Australia. George has two Apps on Apple’s App Store: OptimumCS and TrueDoF. OptimumCS is the Optimum Camera Settings tool for professional and enthusiast photographers where maximum sharpness over a large depth of field is required. TrueDoF is the only depth of field calculator that takes the effects of diffraction into account.
Eric Cheng, Member, Board of Advisors at Sea Shepherd Conservation Society and a past photographer aboard the Steve Irwin (2nd season of Whale Wars). Eric is also Director of Photography for Refocus Imaging and has a masters degree in Computer Science from Stanford University.
Michelle Bogre, Associate Professor, Photography Department, Parsons The New School for Design. Documentary photographer, writer, intellectual property lawyer.
Mark Buczko, Analyst and editor, imagingdna.com. Mark has over 15 years of experience in digital imaging and is co-founder of Imaging DNA.
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