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I have been fortunate to have connected with some very smart, innovative, and interesting people while curating/speaking on panels or exhibiting my work around the world. Here is a list of some past events…

FITC Toronto 201i / Judge

FITC has produced events over 30 events over the last 8 years with over 15,000 attendees through 18 cities around the world. From Flash to Motion Design, FLEX to AIR, Mobile and more, FITC events each stand as unique and exciting experiences that inspire, educate and challenge. I judged several categories again this year.

South by Southwest Interactive 2011 / Judge

I have been asked to assist in the judging of a few categories for the SXSWi Awards for 2011.

One Show Creative Unconference / Panelis

An unConference favors a flexible, participant-driven format that values energetic dialogue over talking head presentations. Unlike a traditional conference, where topics and speakers are set by organizers months in advance, unConference participants create the agenda live the day the event happens. This allows participants to engage up to the minute ideas.

FITC Toronto 2010 / Judge

FITC has produced events over 30 events over the last 8 years with over 15,000 attendees through 18 cities around the world. From Flash to Motion Design, FLEX to AIR, Mobile and more, FITC events each stand as unique and exciting experiences that inspire, educate and challenge.

Thinking Creatively Design Conference 2010 / Speaker

The Industrial Design Society of America northeast regional conference comes together with Thinking Creatively to bring all attendees a collaborative experience for 2010. Join industry legends and internationally recognized thought leaders for New Jersey’s premier design event.

The Hive Awards @SXSW 2010 – Advisory Board Member / Speaker

NEW YORK, NY–(Marketwire – January 28, 2010) – The Hive Awards, which honors the unsung heroes of the internet, and SXSW Interactive Festival have joined forces to celebrate the 2009 Award winners at the first annual Hive Awards presentation in Austin, Texas. The ceremony, which includes Microsoft Bing among its sponsors, is presented by International Awards Group and will take place at 8pm on Friday, March 12th at Austin’s Red7

Digital DUMBO 2010- Event Host & Exhibition

I am truly amazed at how this event has grown. From day one, when I presented at the first event, Digital Dumbo has been about the community. It has been By Dumbo For Dumbo, and as our budding community has grown so has Digital Dumbo flourished. As professionals all pushing the limits of our industry, and putting in an astonishing amount of time and effort into client projects, pitches (uggh) and maintaining our own businesses, it is totally awesome how we can peel off some time and dedicate it to the idea of giving back to the place we all love, live, and work in. It was a pleasure to host and turn the party out.

Digital DUMBO 2009 – Projection Exhibit

Dying to ask the guy in line at Peas and Pickles where he got that sick laptop bag? Time for the digital dudes and divas on this side of the river to finally all get together, intro ourselves and chat up the growing digital scene in the area, all while having some cocktails. Let’s face it, we have some really cool companies here and we need to hang out more. Plus, who doesn’t like hanging out in DUMBO after hours at ReBar? Visual entertainment featuring the moving images of Artist & Director Tim Nolan.

SXSW 2008- Pimp My Film’s Website

Websites are all about first impressions and these days it could make or break someone from going to see your film. Come see what to do and what not to do while we explore the new ways filmmakers are using the web to attract audiences. This hands-on panel will look at a filmmaker’s website and explore ways to make it stand out from the crowd.

BD4D London  2007 – Curated by Ryan Sheldon

BD4D returns to the ICA with an outstanding line up of presenters. A number of Three Minute Madness sessions are scheduled to take place on the night. Three Minute madness presents creatives with the opportunity to showcase their latest work and ideas to the rest of the community. The essence of Three Minute Madness is to give people a chance to splash out and break away from the restrictive confines of their professional work and present their ideas in a time slot of between 3 to 10 minutes.

BD4D feels strongly that there is a powerful reason behind the drive to create: it’s about having the freedom to talk about those deep motivations and ideas in a non-threatening environment. This event will encourage and inspire designers and people in the technology field. Join us, meet new people and talk about what you really love.

Presentations included:

Motion designers Rob Chiu and Chris Hewitt from Devoid of Yesterday.
The interactive work of Karsten Schmidt at toxi.
Steve Price from Plan B studio.
Exploring interaction between man and machine with Andreas Muller of Nanika.
Marc and Tommi, ex-hi-res creatives who are starting a venture together.
Interactive media artist and researcher Chris O’Shea.
FLV is the new animated gif, Tim Nolan of Spent 2000.
Mark Hough: design and moving image.

SXSW 2006 – Creative Subplot II – The Viral Edition

A look into the process and thinking behind some of today’s most creative agencies. A personal approach to creativity and inspiration as told by the designers, producers, and creative directors of todays most talked about viral campaigns.

SXSW 2005 – Creative Subplot – The Underbelly of Creativity

What inspires out-of-the-box thinking and innovation in new-media creation. Often this medium blurs the line between art, design and advertising. What serves as the base inspiration for great work? Once inspired, what dictates the direction of the piece? How much personal inspiration goes into so-called creative work? Our distinguished speakers will give you a snap-shot of their adventures in creation from their greatest to worst pieces and how they keep on keeping on.

ADC Judge / Art Director’s Club Portfolio Review 2004

Creative professionals in advertising, design, and communications meet and review portfolios from 200 of the most promising graduating seniors in advertising and graphic design. Students benefit from encouragement, feedback, and job offers from the foremost art directors, creative directors, and designers and creative recruiters in the NYC area. Students are nominated by selected faculty members. The reviewers who attend are treated to a sample of the best new talent in the industry and often hire graduates.

The Reviews take place in May and faculty members and department chairs are contacted in late-January with information on nominating their students.

Toca Me Design Event – Munich Germany – 2004

I participated in the “Feel Me” portion of the event. I produced a multiple-screen visual narrative DVD installation. The installation featured a combination of excerpts from my website as well as original content created specifically for the event. Other presenters at the event included Tomato, 123 Klan, Insert Silence, Joshua Davis.

La Biennale di Venezia / Digital Installation 2004

The Historical Archives of Contemporary Arts (Archivio Storico delle Arti Contemporanee) is a permanent sector of research and cultural production in the area of contemporary arts. The ASAC holds the heritage of documentation collected by the Venice Biennale from 1895 to the present.

ASAC s a database system for the management of information related to the ASAC collections. At present, the database manages data concerning the Film Library, part of the Photo Library, and the Venice Film Festival. In the future, the project aims to include information concerning the other collections of the Biennale Archives, alongside bibliographic, historical and scientific records regarding the world of the Venice Biennale and the arts.

BD4D NYC 2 – 2003 – Curated by Daniel Schutzsmith & Craig Swann.

An all out digital jam session was held on 4th October 2003 at Remote Lounge. A packed house and a panel featuring Brendan Dawes, Joshua Davis, Evan Mathis, Jemma & Dustin Hostetler, Patrick O’Brien, Jason Chesebrough, Hugh Elliot, Tim Nolan and Ze Frank.

BD4D 2003 – Atlanta – Curated by Design For Freedom

In February of 2003 the team at DFF and some of our friends organized the first BD4D event in Atlanta. This is the first one to be held in the South East of the US. It boasted the largest turn out of any BD4D event to date, with over 700 people from all over the globe in attendance. The planning for this event start 6 months prior and involved partial sponsorship from a few local companies.

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