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Online discussion on employment for creative people (in Latvian)

The online discussion will focus on sharing experiences and information on how to make money with your creative skills.

Discussion participants: Gints Reķēns – Head of LIAA Liepāja Business Incubator, discussion moderator, Nauris Lazdāns – deputy head of Liepāja City Municipality Institution “Department of Culture”, Anna Priedola – head of Liepaja University Art Resealch lab (MPLab), Kristaps Puķītis – performance and sound artist, producer and head of Dirty Deal Audio, Agate Ambulte – head of Digital Innovation Park and Mikus Austers – video artist, producer, director and head of video development company M27 media. Each participant represents their own field, so that together they can form the most complete view of Liepaja’s creative field.

Alvis Misjuns| Photogrammetry and its application

During the master class, participants will learn an introduction to photogrammetry and how to “animate” the digitized (“scanned”) objects with simple motion tracking. In the master class you will also be able to learn how to prepare the obtained models for presentation using webGL and A-Frame.

Zil Lilas | Scanology. Revisiting the real

The key concept of this lecture is to employ laser scanning technology as an effective artistic medium. Currently, laser-scanning technique, because of its high precision, is being primarily utilized in geology, city planning and architecture. However, it could be a valuable addition to a tool-set and methodology currently employed by photo and film. Instead of following a narrowly prescribed technical path of engagement, scanning could and perhaps should be approached as either a real-time performance, employing techniques and vocabulary of modern theatre and dance, or as an act of documentation, coming close to documentary photography. One of the subjects of the workshop will be a real-time choreographic engagement with the scanner with a purpose of altering and creatively bending the scanned material, another one, how to use scanner as a viable documentary medium. Additional areas of interest will be how to deal with an “uncanny valley” phenomenon plaguing 3D animation since introduction of powerful reality mimicking methodology and raw scanned data as artistic material. In all the cases, we will proceed in a tradition of critical rethinking of our relationship with technology and opening new passages of escape from established technical and methodological hierarchies.

Zilvinas Lilas is interested in web and multimedia design, 3D Animation, computer graphics, interactive systems, technology and Entertainment. Lilas worked on several animation projects. Among others, he worked and lectured at the Walt Disney Studios. Currently, Lilas works as a professor at the Academy of Media Arts (Kunsthochschule der Medien) in Cologne, Germany.

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