Scribbled Spaces, a lecture by Floyd Wray April 7
Organized by the Industrial Design programs and faculty, as an extension of the College of Design Leadership Council Mentoring Mania Event.
Tomorrow, Thursday, April 7th, 2011
Burns Auditorium, 6 PM
A picture may be worth a thousand words, but it’s also true: a simple, scribed sentence may contain more raw power than a thousand pictures. Whether used in the design of context records, structural-space, or the sheer celebration of dream-space, hybrid-visualization marks a radical new frontier in both the collaborative arts and interactive design. Scribbled Spaces explores, as it demonstrates, the emerging practice of hybridized-narrative — a 21st century language aesthetic with roots that extend to pre-history.
Floyd Wray (abbreviated bio): Floyd Wray has investigated narrative technology since the late 1960s. As a filmmaker-videographer, Wray provided production services to the Austin tech-industry in the ‘70s and ‘80s. In the mid-80s, he joined the team at Byte by Byte Corporation, during its development of the first raytrace/3D-modeling software for the PC: Sculpt 3D/4D. In the 1990s, Wray was associated with Human Code, a digital media company in Austin, Texas. Working closely with CEO Chipp Walters, Wray’s efforts included media research for The Discovery Channel, the Department of Defense, a presentation on narrative technology at the MIT Media Lab, and a jointly ventured TV-series with Human Code Japan. Since the late 1990s, Wray has written two novels. His novel on Nazi-occult technology, Blood Toys, is soon to be re-released as an enhanced novel for the new Blio, Ebook format.