Visualizing Media Futures explores digital media at the intersection of science and technology, art and design, humanities and the public sphere. This symposium brings faculty, students, and alumni together with innovators, educators, artists, and media professionals.

The event launches Thursday evening with a Q&A with industry leader David Linde '82 on the future of cinema. On Friday, March 22, Sonny Sidhu '09 will discuss his graduate work in video game development at MIT, followed by presenters Sheldon Brown (UC San Diego) on algorithmic worlds, Shawn Brixey (University of Seattle) on telematics and emulation, Philomene Longpre (Concordia University) on video screens and sensation, and Richard Rinehart on media artworks as variability machines. Alex Czarowicz of Organic Motion will demonstrate markerless motion capture. The day concludes with a talk by Holly Willis (USC) on impact of media arts on teaching and learning in the 21st century, and a closing forum including all participants.

All events are free and open to the public. This symposium is presented by the Department of Film and Media Studies and the Institute for the Liberal Arts at Swarthmore College. View the full schedule.