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03/08/2005

Electronic Media Festival Attracts Students from Southeast

Quick Facts

 Nearly 100 people are expected to attend to hear lectures and informal discussion on how computer technology has advanced society.
 The festival includes a competition for websites, video, animation, digital imagery and digital sound open to college students from Virginia, Tennessee, Georgia, the Carolinas and for the first time, Florida.

ROCK HILL, S.C. - Winthrop University will host on March 18 the third annual EM Fest, which is the largest electronic media event in the southeastern United States. The festival will take place in the Rutledge Building, Room 119, on the Winthrop University campus. 

Nearly 100 people are expected to attend to hear lectures and informal discussion on how computer technology has advanced society. Registration begins at 2:30 p.m.

The speakers for the afternoon are as follows:
     * 4 p.m., Dave Gouveia and Chris Elkerton of 3 Dogz Creative in Toronto, Canada;
     * 5 p.m., Todd Stuart of the film production company, Mad Monkey in Columbia, S.C.; and 
     * 6 p.m., Dean Schuster of the interactive and usability partner, True Matter of Columbia.

An award show celebrating computer based media created by university and collage students will follow at 7:30 p.m.

The festival includes a competition for websites, video, animation, digital imagery and digital sound open to college students from Virginia, Tennessee, Georgia, the Carolinas and for the first time, Florida. Last year, the festival had about 130 entries from students. Festival passes for the day are $5 at the door and include the award show.

For more information, contact Gerry Derksen at 803/323-2658 or derkseng@winthrop.edu.


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