|Special Guest Lectures|
|Transmodal Journeys: Digital Adventures in the Physical World|
|Frederick "Derick" Ostrenko, LSU|
|Instructor, School of Art|
|Johnston Hall 338
June 01, 2011 - 02:00 pm
Frederick "Derick" Ostrenko is a new media artist and educator within Louisiana State University's Digital Art concentration. He is a graduate from Rhode Island School of Design where he earned an MFA in Digital + Media. He will present on his interactive environments that focus on revealing hidden networks between people by creating structures for new kinds of expression and discovery. His installations have used brainwaves, text messages, live video processing, and electric shock as interfaces for people to explore their identity and connect with other participants. Derick will also talk about his recent work inspired by a hero's journey towards transcendence, and how such a narrative relates to a participant's experience within a digitally augmented environment. Everyone is encouraged to attend.
Derick Ostrenko, part-time LSU Instructor in the School of Art, currently teaches classes on interactive 3D structures, digital video, net art/design, and digital foundations. In addition to LSU, he is also employed by Apple Inc. in Providence, Rhode Island, as a specialist and workshop teacher, and Founder/Designer of Popsnorkle Art + Technology LLC, a design company based in central Florida to house freelance work and serves as an entity for experimental projects. Ostrenko received a MFA in Digital + Media from Rhode Island School of Design (2010); and his BA in Digital Arts-Studio Art Minor from Stetson University, Florida (2008). For more information, visit: frederickostrenko.com