Arts & Design Research Incubator Dialogues Series: Diego Diaz

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — The Arts & Design Research Incubator (ADRI) at Penn State will kick off its ADRI Dialogues Series from noon to 1 p.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 30, in 16 Borland Building with “Intersections Between Media Art, Video Games and Product Design: How to Transform an Art Project into a Commercial Product and Not Die Trying,” hosted by Diego Diaz, a member of the Engineering Design Department at the University Jaume I in Castellón, Spain. 

Diaz will present a series of new media artworks he has developed with Clara Boj that are at the intersection of art, video games and product design. He will discuss the conceptual approach of these projects and how they can be transformed into an entrepreneurship initiative. He will focus on HybridPLAY, a project that integrates video games into children’s outdoor playgrounds, as a case study of how a new media art project can be transformed into a product ready for marketing.

Other upcoming dialogues include:

Tuesday, Sept. 6, “Show Me the Money: Current Trends and Future Directions in Arts Research Funding,” Andrew Schulz, associate dean for research, Penn State College of Arts and Architecture

Tuesday, Sept. 13, “Jazz and the Art of Teaching: Finding One’s Educator Voice,” Paul Haidet, director, medical education research, Penn State Hershey Medical Center

Tuesday, Sept. 27, “A House of Cards: Building an Explanation of Consciousness,” Paula Droege, senior lecturer in philosophy, Penn State

Tuesday, Oct. 11,FaceAge: A Trans-Disciplinary Template for Research and Engagement,” Andy Belser, ADRI director and FaceAge director; Amy Lorek, research and outreach associate, Center for Healthy Aging, and FaceAge community engagement director; Caroline McDermott, doctoral candidate in nursing and FaceAge research director; Location: HUB-Robeson Center Arts Alley

Tuesday, Oct. 25, “Walking Patterns: Optimizing Gait During Biomechanical Play,” Andrew Hieronymi, assistant professor of new media; Jonas Rubenson, associate professor of kinesiology; Joseph Cusumano, professor of engineering science and mechanics

All ADRI Dialogues take place from noon to 1 p.m. in 16 Borland Building, unless otherwise noted, and are free and open to the public. Attendees are encouraged to bring their lunch and join the conversation.

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Last Updated August 24, 2016