Friday, July 30, 2010

[MISP] Eric, May The Wind Always Be At Your Back . . .

... In whatever path you take – and thanks!!


On 7/29/10 11:58 PM, "Eric Whitmore" <> wrote:

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Hi folks...

I hope you're all doing well.

As several folks know, my last full day with UNM's ARTS Lab was yesterday; on Monday I start working as the Executive Director for the New Mexico Tech Council <> .  With that move, I'll no longer be the "moderator" of these lists.  I put that in quotes because they've only rarely needed any real moderation, and it's been a privilege to work with such a hard-working group, committed to doing good work and building the various parts of our film and media community.

For my part, I'll continue to be involved with several of the digital media groups, particularly the New Mexico Post Alliance <>  (membership kickoff August 6th), Rio Grande IGDA <>  (NM Game Jam in Albuquerque, Las Cruces & Santa Fe, August 13-15th) and Rio Grande SIGGRAPH <>  (SIGGRAPH/Conference Recap, August 21) -- all of which are committed to building skills and opportunities for digital content creators statewide.

And things at ARTS Lab <>  are going well too, particularly in the area of developing content, software and systems for fulldome and "immersive media".  Between Director Tim Castillo, Associate Director David Beining and the small but hardy team, I expect we'll be seeing a few more pieces of very exciting news in the months to come.

There's too many people to mention and thank though, and this might not be the right time anyway.  Perhaps more now and in the next several months than ever before, we face a direct challenge to the incentives at the core of New Mexico's film and media business -- and the educational programs at all levels that serve them.  I look forward to working with you all to strengthen what we have and continue to build ways for people throughout New Mexico to participate.

Meanwhile, should you have any questions regarding use of the list, etc., please contact

And thanks again,


John Maio

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