911 Media Arts Center Programs
Our exhibitions program hosted the United States Premier of "Virtuelle Maurer" and interactive 3-D projection of the history of the Berlin Wall by artists Tamiko Thiel and Theresa Reuter. This exhibition is on an international tour and won the IBM Innovation Award at the 2009 Boston CyberArts festival.
Our Youth programs are done in partnership with Coyote Central, ARC, Center for Wooden Boats, and the Old Firehouse Teen Center in Redmond. We taught 340 youth in 26 programs in 2009. 40% of this population was defined as "at risk".
Staff offer free technological assistance to individuals and institutions. Currently we are working with Wing Luke Asian Museum on an exhibition opening in December 2009 with 5 artists who work with new technology. We have consulted with The Henry Art Gallery and the Seattle Art Museum.
Recent Successes and Current Challenges
WSU extension office in Seattle contacted us to work with the Hmong people's Youth. We crafted an appropriate workshop which allowed the Youth to videograph their elder's stories to preserve their mostly oral history. The Hmong and 911 Media are very close through this custom workshop.
We are in need of external media storage devices, HD equipment, software upgrades, a digital SLR camera, and 10 Snow Leopard OS X Apple Computers.