digital arts

Dartmouth’s DAX Week Celebrates Creativity

Chidi Anyadike '13

Screenings of student computer animation and a 24-hour “Make-A-Thon” competition are just two of the featured events in Dartmouth’s second annual Digital Arts Exhibition (DAX) from May 6 through 12.

The DAX week kicks off with FABrication Labs (FAB Labs) in the Hopkins Center Garage (formerly the Studio Art drawing studios), which will be held from noon to 11 p.m. on May 6, 7, 8, and 10. Spearheaded by Spencer Topel, assistant professor of music, the FAB Lab motto is “make something!” Students will assist visitors in learning to make animated videos, digital musical instruments, and other creative projects.

Dartmouth Digital Arts Students’ Work Showcased in Downtown Hanover

Susan J. Boutwell

Dartmouth will roll out a real red carpet in downtown Hanover for “DAX v.1,” the first exhibition of student work in the Digital Arts, at a festival that will include a screening of student computer animation. The May 10 event is free and open to the public.

Along with the Hollywood-style entrance on the Nugget Theater’s terrace, there will be opportunities to “paint on walls” using projections on the exterior walls of the Nugget building from 7-11 p.m. Visitors can enjoy the projections and sample a free gelato while listening to live music from students in the Digital Music Department.