Friday November 9, 2012

TROY, N.Y. -- The Curtis R. Priem Experimental Media and Performing Arts Center (EMPAC) at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute announces a double feature screening of groundbreaking short films, animations, and motion graphics curated by London's onedotzero. The screenings are in the Theater on Thursday, Nov. 15 at 7 and 9 p.m.

This double feature (curated and compiled by onedotzero) presents programs that look to the future, with exuberant renderings of the next generation of urban landscapes, and to the past, with a retrospective of key works produced through the Processing programming language.

"Code Warriors": a decade of processing (7 p.m.) celebrates 10 years of the open source programming language, Processing, used by tens of thousands of students, artists, designers, researchers, and hobbyists for learning, prototyping, and production.

"Future Cities" (9 p.m.) is an eclectic selection of short films, animations, and motion graphics presenting evocative visions of future cities and urban destinies.

onedotzero is an international moving image and digital arts organization that commissions, showcases, and promotes innovation across all aspects of moving image, digital, and interactive arts. Founded in 1996, it is known for representing a diverse array of artistic endeavors. Its collaborative approach is attuned to technological advances and changes within digital arts and the contemporary cultural landscape. onedotzero is critically acclaimed for producing the annual pioneering audiovisual touring festival, onedotzero_adventures in motion. The festival travels the world, showcasing the most exciting ideas and brightest up-and-coming filmmaking talent alongside visionary new work by leading creative luminaries.

onedotzero brings together high-end and grass roots talent within a comprehensive package and delivers contemporary arts and audiovisual entertainment to a broad, international demographic of connected audiences.

Tickets are $6 for each screening.

Evelyn's Café will open at 6 p.m.with a full menu of meals, snacks, and beverages as well as a selection of wines. Service continues between the screenings. Parking is available in the Rensselaer parking lot on College Avenue.