Florida State University art student MANDEM (Studio Art MFA ’15) was a featured speaker and exhibitor at the Tallahassee TechExpo 2013, which was hosted at the Turnbull Conference Center on May 9 by the Tallahassee Technology (TalTech) Alliance and the American Society of Training and Development (ASTD). The conference was attended by about 200 regional professionals and students.
In keeping with the conference theme of ”The Road Ahead: Technology, Tools, Talent & Training,” MANDEM’s TechTalk discussed the impact digital art tools are having on the world of fine art and what these technology trends could mean for the next generation of artists. MANDEM also demonstrated how their own transdigital art is created using a combination of traditional and digital painting methods.
Jason Stamm, the TalTech Expo Chair, had this to say about inviting MANDEM to the event:
[quote]A few of us on the TechExpo planning committee experienced MANDEM at the FSU DigiTech Showcase, and we were impressed by the artists’ use of technology in their media. Each year we try to bring something new and creative to TechExpo, and this year MANDEM graciously accepted our invitation. There is a creative aspect to most technology sectors, and many technology professionals have an artistic underbelly. Having MANDEM present during the morning TECHTalks and showcase their work on the exhibit floor inspired this creativity in many of our attendees and helped to broaden the scope of our event. The TalTech Alliance and Tallahassee ASTD are grateful to MANDEM for coming to TechExpo 2013 and for the amazing work they do![/quote]