Digital Media Festival

The Eighteenth Annual Richland College Computer Arts Festival

2010 Guest Lectures, and Events:

The 2010 Festival featured artists and professionals from the region. Other events included the Student Art Exhibition opening and a special event on the DCCCD Second Life Island.


Regan Smith, President of MLink Technologies, Inc. presented some of MLink's Flash based training and promotional materials. M-Link has won numerous awards for excellence from the Society for Technical Communication, Metroplex Business Technology Council for its eLearning and interactive marketing material.

regan smith


Pauline Hudel, Faculty, Richland Multimedia and UTA, discussed UTA design student work. She also discussed graphic design concepts. Ms Hudel has also worked on numerous freelance design projects for national and international clients. Recent projects include the Neiman Marcus Christmas Book cover art and product design and the Dallas Opera ‘Nabucco’ presentations for creators Frances Bagley and Tom Orr.

pauline hudel


Artist Piotr Chizinski discussed recent projects. Chizinski’s art develops through a careful questioning of assumptions surrounding the issue of class. Chizinksi’s photographic work utilizes pseudo-science to document class levels by quantifying the trappings of a living room into a score denoting low, proletariat, middle or high class. The work, while taking into account issues of heredity and culture, questions the stratification in society and the individual within a system that proposes unlimited upward mobility. KERA radio interview with the artist.


Piotr Chizinski demonstrated Google SketchUp demo

piotr chizinski



"Using social media to extend political or democratic action" David Parry, Assistant Professor, Emerging Media, University Texas at Dallas, studies how the transformation from an analog to a digital archive changes knowledge production and dissemination. Currently he teaches courses on writing in the digital era, and the digital archive.
david parry


Jenny Vogel, Assistant Professor in New Media, College of Visual Art and Design, University of North Texas will show some of her recent projects. Vogel’s art explores the world as viewed through new media technology using web-cameras, blogs and Google searches as source material. She received her MFA from Hunter College (NYC) in 2003. She is a 2005 NYFA fellow in Computer Arts

jenny vogal


Lago Vista Gallery, Lavaca Hall: The Annual Student Art Competition


Virtual visit to the DCCCD Second Life Island. Melissa Martinez & Debbie Smith showed you how to design and build your avatar.

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