Friday, July 30, 2010

Re: [MISP] semi-personal update

Eric - Your intelligent presence and info have been a great link for me while I'm a New Mexican living in LA...
 
Best of luck to you,
Marcia Mazria
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Thanks to everyone for their warm wishes -- but you know how I hate cluttering people's in-boxes :)

There really are too many people to thank, and I'm not really departing, just leaving this role (I expect I'll be lurking myself for a while).

However, there are three people I have to note.

As founding Director of ARTS Lab and a real mentor to me, Ed Angel probably gave me way too much latitude, but his personal desire to connect talented kids with a satisfying future doing work they enjoy here in New Mexico is really at the core of what we've been trying to do.

The direct link from industry, education and the wider community to state government, embodied in Eric Witt is truly indispensable.  Knowing we've had the ear of a supportive Governor and that someone is actively working to ensure our place on a frighteningly long list of agenda items has been essential.

Thinking back to how these lists began and how the Media Industries Strategy moved into implementation, I'm reminded that David Breecker really saw how all the pieces fit together in a very practical way, and really instilled many of the basic principles still in effect today.   

Thanks again and best wishes to all!

Eric


On Fri, Jul 30, 2010 at 10:29 AM, Judy Anderson <jandabq@comcast.net> wrote:
 
 
On behalf of the "mostly lurking" audience out here, thank you so much.  Your work will be missed.
 
Judy Anderson
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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 artslab@unm.edu

And thanks again,

Eric



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