Joey Ponthieux: NASA Animation, Art, and Science with the ACM-DC Meetup

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Joey Ponthieux: NASA Animation, Art, and Science

Thursday, May 18, 2017

7:00 PM to 9:00 PM

Torpedo Factory Art Center

105 N Union St, Alexandria, VA

The Washington DC Chapter of ACM SIGGRAPH is proud to present Joey Ponthieux, EMMY award winning professional 3D animator and concept visualization artist at NASA. Mr. Ponthieux will delve into where, and how, art and science intersect as well as what it means to be an artist or a scientist. He will explore the fine line that separates art and science, how we perceive this separation, issues of convergence between art and science, and convergence as a matter of creativity.

Please join us on Thursday, May 18, 2017 from 7pm to 9pm at the Torpedo Factory Art Center as we explore the worlds of art and science with Joey Ponthieux.

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Joey Ponthieux is a professional 3D animator and concept visualization artist. With a career that began in analog graphics production for offset lithography, he is an EMMY® award winning artist with 30 years of CGI production experience in the areas of Higher Education, Broadcast News, and Aerospace Research. He is currently employed by Science Systems and Applications Inc., and assigned to provide advanced computer graphics support for the Aeronautics Research Directorate at NASA Langley Research Center.

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LOCATION:

Torpedo Factory Art Center

105 N. Union St.
Alexandria, VA 22314
http://www.torpedofactory.org

Directions:

The Torpedo Factory Art Center is located at the intersection of King Street and N. Union Street in Old Town Alexandria
http://torpedofactory.org/visit/directions/

Paid parking is available across the street from the Torpedo Factory or you can take the free trolley from the King Street metro center. Paid street parking is available in most areas of Old Town Alexandria. There is limited free parking in nearby residential areas, but it is restricted to two hours. There are several garages within walking distance of the Torpedo Factory Art Center, too. For real-time maps to locate parking in garages, visit the ParkMe website or download their free iPhone app. Parking regulations are strictly enforced by the City of Alexandria. Parking is free after 9 pm, on Sundays, and on state holidays. Persons with proper handicapped identification on their cars may park free at any meter and are exempt from residential parking sticker requirements.

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Fall for the Book Presentation by S. Scott Graham

This Fall for the Book, save the date for a presentation by S. Scott Graham.

Tuesday, September 27
6:30pm – 7:45pm
Johnson Center Meeting Room A
Mason Fairfax Campus

The George Mason University chapter of the Society for Technical Communication (GMU STC) invites you to learn why the study of rhetoric—including writing, composition, and technical communication—and Science and Technology Studies (STS) need each other.

Dr. S. Scott Graham is an associate professor at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee and the director of the Scientific and Medical Communications (SAMComm) Laboratory. An award-winning researcher, he examines the interaction of science and the public in health and environmental policy-making. His latest study uses Systems Ethnography and Qualitative Modeling (SEQM) to investigate cancer-obesity comorbidity.

The Politics of Pain Medicine: A Rhetorical-Ontological Inquiry (2015), Dr. Graham’s first full-length publication, uses history, philosophy, rhetorical analysis, and findings from an ethnographic study to examine how a mind/body approach to pain science has impacted the study and treatment of pain. Drawing from theories by Bruno Latour, Annemarie Mol, and Martin Heidegger, Graham proposes overcoming the two-world problem with a combination of rhetoric and STS.

About GMU STC

GMU STC is a student chapter of the STC, the world’s oldest and largest professional association for technical communicators.

As a student organization, we are dedicated to helping current and future professional technical communicators—writers, editors, illustrators, and more—achieve their career, education, and service goals.

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Join us on Saturday, July 30th for TCCamp – the techcomm unconference

Join us on Saturday, July 30th for TCCamp – the techcomm unconference. This year, the unconference will be at our own George Mason University. See the TCCamp website to register and get an idea of the forum and format. http://www.tccamp.org/

Consider volunteering for TCCamp. Details about volunteering are on their website and volunteers get in free! http://www.tccamp.org/volunteer/

Take the topic survey. TC Camp Morning Workshop topics are selected based on your interests. http://www.surveygizmo.com/s3/2772006/TC-Summer-Camp-2016

Never heard of TC Camp? Check it out on youtube.

What is TC Camp?

TC Camp is an Unconference focused on Technical Communications issues, skills, challenges, and the various applications used by technical communicators.

The purpose of TC Camp is to provide a local conference for technical communicators that is driven by the members of that community–writers, editors, designers, and the people who support them.

WHAT is an UNCONFERENCE?

An unconference is an event where users suggest topics, get together and discuss them in detail.

Unconference Logistics

Date: Saturday, 30 July 2016
Time: 9:00 am to 6:00 pm
Venue: George Mason University, Fairfax, VA
WiFi will be available, you can twitter, live blog!
Bring: curiosity, business cards, portable (for notes, blogging, etc)
Cost: FREE

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Special discount code for Eye Tracking in UX Design event – Oct 16 in DC

We are a proud strategic partner of The Eye Tracking in UX Design Conference, taking place on October 16 in Washington DC. Leading experts in eye tracking will discuss how they have taken advantage of this new technology to understand, design, and evaluate user experience. They will explore recent advances in the technology, which tracks how users interact with mobile devices, large-screen displays and video game consoles. Methods for combining eye tracking with other research techniques for a more holistic understanding of the user experience will be discussed. This is an invaluable resource to those who want to learn how eye tracking can be used to better understand and design for their users.

Want to attend? We have a special discount code for our friends! Use code STC when registering to get 20% off! Hope to see you there!

Follow @EyeTrackingUX on Twitter for updates and live tweets from the conference!

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