Woodstock Digital Media Festival This Weekend

Woodstock Early Bird, as an online news blogger, gets all fluffed up and twitchy when the digital glitterati come to town. And they will be arriving soon…The 2012 Woodstock Digital Media Festival starts up Friday afternoon and runs through Sunday (June 22nd-June 24th)  morning. If you have the time and inclination make sure you get yourself a ticket for all the events.It’s the second year of the festival, providing a forum for digital media artists, journalists, gamers, entrepreneurs and academics with an opportunity to present their work and interact with their peers and the general public. It also includes a fun talk/party on Saturday night at the Billings Farm.

We also hear that Rep. Peter Welch will be attending the Woodstock Digital Media Festival as part of an Investor Showcase coordinated by Green Mountain Digital’s David McGowan and the Vermont Office of Creative Economy.

Check out WoodstockDigital.com  for the full schedule and ticket information (although many events are free and open to the public, others do require a WDMF ticket for access).

Here is a very bare bones schedule of events. (Highlights include a digital bird walk on Saturday morning with Kent McFarland, a talk with MOMA’s curator of the Visual Media Center as well as a talk with the creator of Cowbird, an online storytelling platform.  There will also be a “serious game” event with reps from Dartmouth’s game research lab.):

Friday, June 22

space Digital Media   Educator’s Workshop 12-4   pm Woodstock   Historical Society By   invitation
space MICRO Exhibition   Opening 8:30-10:30pm Artistree   Gallery Free / open to   the public
Saturday, June 23
space Digital Bird Walk                           [exploration] 8:00-10:00 am The   Green Free / open to   the public
space Issues in Digital   Media Art                            [panel] 10:00-11:00 Norman Williams   Public Library Free / open to   the public
space Telling [TRUE]   Stories                           [panel and demo] 11:00-12:00 Woodstock   Inn Free / open to   the public
space Mapping   Accessibility with AXSmap                            [exploration] 12:30-2:00   pm The   Green Free / open to   the public
space James Currie Birding Lecture 2:00 – 3:30 pm The Green Free / open to the public
Rob’s Word Shop 3:30 – 5:30 The Green Free / open to the public
space Digital Vermont                            [panel / demo] 3:30-4:30   pm Woodstock   Historical Society Free / open to   the public
space Play for Life [panel/demo] 4:30 – 5:30   pm Norman Williams   Public Library Free / open to   the public
Digital Vermont   Investor Showcase 5-7   pm 16 The   Green By   invitation
space MICRO   Exhibition 10:00-5:00 Artistree   Gallery Free / open to   the public
space Under the Tent                           [demos / screenings / art happenings] 10:00-5:00 The   Green Free / open to   the public
space Evening Event and   Reception 8:00-11:00   pm BIllings Farm and   Museum Ticketed   event
Sunday, June 24
space Participants’ Brunch 10:30-12:30 4 Swain   Street By   invitation
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