Digital Magic

Denver Digerati’s Friday Flash series of experimental digital media and animation displays in the Denver Theatre District continues tonight with The World Is !Flati>, a nod to the female perspective. The short program, which begins screening outdoors at 6:30 p.m. on the district’s giant LED screen at 14th and Champa streets, features the efforts of seven women working in the barely tapped motion-based digital world. Chris Coleman, who carries the fancy title of Associate Professor of Emergent Digital Practices at the University of Denver, was singled out by Denver Digerati’s Ivar Zeile to curate this month’s showcase; Coleman, in turn, turned to Facebook and the Internet to select artists Sama Alshaibi, Brianna Lowe, Sara Ludy, Rosa Menkman, Brenna Murphy, Katie Torn and Angela Washko.

Zeile says that Coleman, who really stands on that cutting edge of the future of art in his work at DU, was an obvious choice as curator, and interestingly enough, his all-woman lineup was a matter of chance: “There’s something going on with this, and how it unfolded through research, and they just happened to all be women. It shows that this new technology is being used across the board, and it’s genre-defying. There’s a real sense that this not a gender-related movement.”

Friday Flash is always free; just show up on the corner and look up. The collaboration between Denver Digerati and the DTD continues once a month, through September 20. For details, including the remaining schedule, visit
Fri., July 12, 6:30 p.m., 2013

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