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Digital Arts & Sciences Exhibition at Clarkson University May 9

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Clarkson University’s Digital Arts & Sciences Senior Exhibition takes place in the Cheel Campus Center on Saturday, May 9, at 9 p.m.

The commencement weekend event is a showcase of thesis projects from the graduating class of digital arts & sciences majors at Clarkson University.amish

A variety of digital artwork will be exhibited, including 3D animations, a video documentary, product design, and Web site design. Presented in the screening-style exhibition will be a mixture of both independent and group projects created by students graduating with this new major.

Chad M. Smith and Timothy J. Penderghest of Brasher Falls, N.Y., and Nicholas A. Machia of Watertown, N.Y., created The Amish, a 3D animation that explores the social ramifications of being an outsider in America.

Yu Hon Lim of Brooklyn, N.Y., and Timothy T. Smith of Rochester, N.Y., created a 3D animation about the life of a social recluse, as he slips away from the world, further and further into his own madness.

Alexander E. Stout of Barre, Vt., created a video documentary about the craving for violent entertainment, which has remained a constant throughout human history.

Spencer D. Nowak of Massena, N.Y. and Jacob D. Swain of Machias, Maine, designed a unique eco-friendly bicycle, taking the product through the entire design process, including a full advertisement campaign, a production video, business cards and a fully interactive Web site.

The public is invited to attend this free event, which is followed by a reception for the artists. If you have any questions, please contact Dave Beck, director of the Digital Arts & Sciences Program, at or 315-268-4205.

The Digital Arts & Sciences Program is an interdisciplinary major, which spans the boundaries between the sciences and the arts. Students take advantage of programs in digital art, math, computer science, and communication & media. The program’s objective is to combine artistic and scientific skills and interests to develop creative talent, with a strong technical foundation. Graduates from this program pursue careers in media such as product design, video games, film, graphic design, animation, web design, and architecture.

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Clarkson University launches leaders into the global economy. One in six alumni already leads as a CEO, VP or equivalent senior executive of a company. Located just outside the Adirondack Park in Potsdam, N.Y., Clarkson is a nationally recognized research university for undergraduates with select graduate programs in signature areas of academic excellence directed toward the world’s pressing issues. Through 50 rigorous programs of study in engineering, business, arts, sciences and health sciences, the entire learning-living community spans boundaries across disciplines, nations and cultures to build powers of observation, challenge the status quo, and connect discovery and engineering innovation with enterprise.

Photo caption: A frame from The Amish, a 3D animation that explores the social ramifications of being an outsider in America, created by Chad Smith, Tim Penderghest and Nick Machia. The animation is part of Clarkson University’s Digital Arts & Sciences Senior Exhibition on Saturday, May 9.

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