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danm tuesdays 4-6 :: working in industry

Wednesday, March 6, 2013 - 12:00am to 2:00am

DANM TUESDAYS 4-6 allow the DANM community to come together each week to listen, learn and share our work and play. During the upcoming winter quarter the series will focus on professional development. We welcome DANM alumni back to present about their experiences. Come – and meet your future! Full series here.

DANM TUESDAYS 4-6  ::  COME — and meet your future!

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Working in Industry

Tuesday, March 5 (4-6)

DARC 206


Tuesday, March 5, Michael Dale '06, Nik Hanselmann '10, and James Pollack '12, will discuss working in the digital arts industry.


Michael Dale is a long time open source media developer.  In 2006 Michael Dale co-founded an all open source community video archive of US house and senate proceedings at the University of California at Santa Cruz. Working with Kaltura and the Wikimedia Foundation, Dale explored HTML5 video editing, p2p html5 content distribution, and collaborative subtitle authoring [3]. Michael was the lead front end architect and developer for Kaltura html5 player platform. Today Michael is the head of player and mobile product at Kaltura. 



Nik Hanselmann is an artist and programmer living in NY, NY. His practice is concerned with critical algorithms and beautiful distributions. Nik's visualization work has appeared in Wired UK, Gawker, Fast Company, Flowing Data, and at SXSW. He has a BA in Art History (2007) from UC Berkeley and an MFA (2010) in Digital Arts from UC Santa Cruz. Nik currently works at the New York Times as a web developer in R+D.



James B. Pollack is an artist/hacker based in San Francisco.  His practice centers around questions of persistence and presence. He has a BA in English/Creative Writing from Yale and a MFA in Digital Arts and New Media from UC Santa Cruz, where he was part of the Expressive Intelligence Studio in the Jack Baskin School of Engineering. After graduate school, James attended Singularity University at NASA's Ames Research Center -- a 10-week program aimed at bringing together a diverse group of the most accomplished experts in academics, business, and government to focus on solving the planet’s most pressing challenges using exponential & accelerating technologies. James works full-time as an Interactive Developer (Software Engineer) and is also involved with several startups in the healthcare space. His art has been shown at Catharine Clark Gallery, blogged about by The New Yorker Magazine, and appears in the Museum of Computer Art.





COME —  and meet your future!