Digital Arts Experiences and the Evolution of Technology… Pens to 3D Printing

Written by Brittney Milk, intern at The Digital Arts Experience

In a world where technology is literally a part of everything we do to sustain life, technology also allows us to create art and tell our story.

“A brush is technology”-David Hockney, Artist.

Some of the first technologies include brushes, pencils, and pens. We would paint a picture of a bowl of fruit or write a letter to our friend. Now, we have iPhones and iPads and our fingers can be the pens. These devices act as our camera and our messenger and we are consumed with sharing every bit of our lives by using these pieces of technology. The way we experience the world and tell our stories is constantly evolving as our technology is evolving.

“We are a species which grows itself…”-Marcel Wanders, Designer.

As we have expanded our technologies in art, film, fashion, architecture, and music, we are able to expand the way we experience our existence, tell our story, and create different mediums. We can now 3D print things for crying out loud!

“That’s the beautiful thing about creativity, is that it’s recycled, not only the ideas, but also the methods.” -Scott Belsky, Adobe

Different stories can be told and in different ways. Ideas can be inspired by or expressed through the different mediums, as well as innovate the methods of media being used.

Technology should not be a crutch, it should not replace the human connection, but it should be used as a tool to enhance and record the human experience.

See the short film on Artistry/Technology by Liberatum below.

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STUDENT SPOTLIGHT – “My Experience at The DAE”, Victoria H., Age 11

August 21st, 2014- White Plains, NY, The Digital Arts Experience Inc. (The DAE) provides After School, Summer and School Break tech programs for kids and teens in Westchester County that are both educational and fun!

For this entry, Cristina asked Summer Camp helper Victoria to answer a few questions about her past, present and future thoughts on The Digital Arts Experience. Her answers are listed below.

After School & Saturday programs for kids & teens in Westchester County at The Digital Arts Experience in White Plains

2D Flash Animation student work from Summer 2014 camps: After School & Saturday programs for kids & teens in Westchester County at The Digital Arts Experience in White Plains.

 

Q. In your own words, what is the Digital Arts Experience?

A. The Digital Arts Experience is a creative environment for everyone. It is an amazing place for you to create digital items. Whether you want to create a website, direct your own movie or program a video game, the Digital Arts Experience is the place for you!

Summer Programs programs for kids & teens in Westchester County at The Digital Arts Experience in White Plains

Instructor Matt Lewis showcasing student work. Summer Programs programs for kids & teens in Westchester County at The Digital Arts Experience in White Plains run all the way through the end of August.

 

Q. Why do you like the DAE?

A. I like the Digital Arts Experience for many reasons. I love to work with the staff. They help me with my work, and they are just so awesome! Also, when it comes to the digital world, the possibilities are endless! 3D Printing, Music production, animation, even game programming–they have it all!

Print your own objects! 3D Printing and Scanning programs for kids & teens in Westchester County at The Digital Arts Experience in White Plains

Print your own objects! 3D Printing and Scanning programs for kids & teens in Westchester County at The Digital Arts Experience in White Plains

 

Q. What are some things you’ve learned at the DAE?

A. I learned so many things at the DAE. I learned how to make a movie with special effects, how to create my own music, and I even learned how to cross reality with animation!

 

Q. How do you think the DAE has helped kids and technology?

A. The DAE has taught kids many things. In all the classes I’ve ever taken, each kid there would learn something new. Whether it was learning how to do stop motion or how to make hilarious scenery, we would all learn something really cool. The teachers taught us how to make many things with certain software. (Final Cut Pro X, AfterEffects, Photoshop and more) And now that I know, I use it every day!

Parents, guardians, friends and family gather around for the Student Showcase, where students display the work they've created during camp and classes.

Parents, guardians, friends and family gather around for the Student Showcase, where students display the work they’ve created during camp and classes.

 

Q. What do you see in the future for the DAE?

A. I see many things in store at the DAE. I have a feeling it will become very popular. In my vision, the DAE will be well known for amazing classes. Whether it’s learning how to 3D print or how to create a music composition, I see great things for the DAE.

The Digital Arts Experience staff - 6 of whom recently received CPR, AED & First Aid certification includes Rob Kissner, President & CEO, Cristina Calabrese, Director of Operations & Co-Founder, Emily Angell, Scratch Instructor & Event Planner, Jess Hachigian, Director of Community Relations, Nick Sceusa, 3D Animation guru & Celina Bertoncini, Animation, 3D Printing & Scratch summer instructor.

The Digital Arts Experience staff – 6 of whom recently received CPR, AED & First Aid certification includes Rob Kissner, President & CEO, Cristina Calabrese, Director of Operations & Co-Founder, Emily Angell, Scratch Instructor & Event Planner, Jess Hachigian, Director of Community Relations, Nick Sceusa, 3D Animation guru & Celina Bertoncini, Animation, 3D Printing & Scratch summer instructor.

To view the schedule of classes for the upcoming Fall, check out: http://bit.ly/1tW12yy.

For questions or comments, feel free to send us an e-mail at info@TheDAE.com.

The Digital Arts Experience

170 Hamilton Avenue, Suite 100

White Plains NY, 10601

(914) 644-8100

www.TheDAE.com

facebook.com/TheDAExperience

Digital Music Summer Camp in White Plains Westchester NY

Digital Music Summer Camp in White Plains, Westchester NY at The Digital Arts Experience. Spring & Summer options, no prior musical experience required.

New Digital Music Programs in White Plains, Westchester NY at The DAE

Digital Music Programs & Summer Camp in White Plains, Westchester NY at The DAE

TITLE

Music for Minecraft 

Ages 8-12

DESCRIPTION

Do you love Minecraft? Do you spend so much time breaking and placing blocks that you wish you could do more with your favorite game? Well now you can!  

  • write music to compliment your game 
  • create sound effects with foley
  • create a whole new sound for YOUR Minecraft and gaming experience!

Come have fun and learn some cool tricks of how to enhance your gaming experience in this unique music program!

WHEN

Session 1: July 7th – July 18th, 9:30AM – 12:00PM

Session 2: July 21st – Aug. 1st, 1:00PM – 3:30PM

Session 3: Aug 4th – Aug 15th, 9:30AM – 12:00PM

Session 5: Aug 25th – Aug 29th, 1:00PM, 3:30PM

Click here to register or learn more: 

https://campscui.active.com/orgs/TheDigitalArtsExperience#/selectSessions/629501


TITLE

Songwriting and Production 101

Ages 10+

DESCRIPTION

Did you ever wish you could write a song like Taylor Swift? Justin Timberlake? Rhianna? Will.i.am? Katy Perry? Pharrell? Lorde? Eminem? One Direction? Miley Cyrus? Jay Z? Beyonce? Ariana Grande? Pink? Or any other of your favorite performing artists and bands? 

This summer, learn how to write like the pros WITH a professional producer/composer and songwriter! Get hands on experience writing in a professional music studio and learn how to create catchy memorable lyrics that you’ll have your friends singing along to like you’re the next number one artist on Billboard’s Top 100!

WHEN

Session 1: July 7th – July 18th, 1:00PM – 3:30PM

Session 2: July 21st – Aug. 1st, 9:30AM – 12:00PM

Session 3: Aug 4th – Aug 15th, 1:00PM – 3:30PM

Session 5: Aug 25th – Aug 29th, 9:30AM – 12:00PM

Click here to register or learn more: 

https://campscui.active.com/orgs/TheDigitalArtsExperience#/selectSessions/629501


TITLE

Intro to Digital Music Production

Ages 8-12

DESCRIPTION

Whether you are a singer, in a band, play a musical instrument, or are just curious how to create your own sound effects, this class is for you! Students will work in our professional Recording Studio and learn how to use the soundboard and software (GarageBand, Logic Pro X). You’ll create and record your own music and sounds, as well as learn how to edit & mix!

WHEN

Session 4: Aug 18th – Aug 22nd, 9:30AM – 12:00PM

Click here to register or learn more: 

https://campscui.active.com/orgs/TheDigitalArtsExperience#/selectSessions/629501


TITLE

Music Studio Composition & Production

Ages 13+

DESCRIPTION

Are you thinking of starting a degree or career in the music industry? Are you starting your music degree in the fall? If you want to get a jumpstart in learning professional music composition and production or you want to see if this is the degree or career for you then this is your program!

Learn the basics on a college level and be confident when you walk into your major in the fall! Or, be confident that this is the career path for you! Work with a professional music composer, studio musician, arranger and producer that has and continues to work on hit television shows for major networks, blockbuster films and with world renown composers and performing artists!  You will work in The DAE’s state of the art music studio learning how to use Logic Pro to create professional songs and music compositions for film, television, commercials and even video games!

WHEN

Session 4: Aug 18th – Aug 22nd, 1:00PM – 3:30PM

Click here to register or learn more: 

https://campscui.active.com/orgs/TheDigitalArtsExperience#/selectSessions/629501

Open Mic Tomorrow Night!

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For this week’s #AudioWednesday, The DAE is too excited for tomorrow night’s event! From 7-9 pm at our space at 170 Hamilton Ave in White Plains, we will be holding our SECOND Open Mic! Our first one went so well that we just couldn’t wait to have another.

It’s free for peformers and $5 for spectators. Fun times and great talent guaranteed. Musicians, comedians, poets, whoever you are, you are welcome! We can’t wait to see what you’ve got to show us. As Westchester’s creative hub, we are proud to provide a place for talented artists to demonstrate their talent and to continue to provide a place where creativity can thrive.

If you’re interested in signing up, email info@thedae.com. We look forward to seeing you and watching some great live acts! We hope you’ll join us!

The Digital Arts Experience
170 Hamilton Ave, Suite 100
White Plains, NY 10601

Rob’s Tech Tip of the Week

Rob's Tech Tip

At one time, the only way to record professionally quality music was to go to a major studio and spend thousands of dollars. Now you can make professional sounding recordings only using your iPad! All you need is an app like GarageBand and the Blue Spark. The Spark is a recording studio quality condenser microphone that plugs directly into your iPad, iPad mini or Mac and sounds amazing on any source. Now when the inspiration strikes, all you need is pull out your iPad and your Spark and capture your creativity!