The New Culture of Creative Expression
Smart devices as artistic tools
Dates to be Announced
Seminars by Nancy Jochimek & Alastair Arthur
This new 4-part seminar series, which you can pick and choose the number of seminars you would like to attend, is designed to familiarize members to the creative aspects of Smart Devices -- the new tools of creative communication. Each seminar will include a 60 to 90 minute guided photography session at a different location around Paris followed by a discussion on the different ways you can edit your photos and develop your own artistic expression both through images and writing. From seminar to seminar we will dive deeper into the endless array of applications offered by smart devices and how to leverage their benefits.
While many people around the world are extremely versed in using smart devices, there are many more that are overwhelmed by it or even feel they are harmful and therefore, simply choose to distance themselves from exploring their benefits. The objective of this seminar is to break down those barriers and demonstrate how simple, fun and beneficial smart devices can be for everyone.
We have designed 4 seminars each of which will start with a different technical introduction on how to use your smart devices and the many applications they offer, then we will move onto the practical use of smart devices as cameras and delve into creative expression. For the third part of each seminar, we will demonstrate the different ways you can edit your images on your devices and then turn them into tools of creative communication. Regardless whether you just want to share photos of your day to day life with family far away or expand your horizons and create interesting images or discover artists from around the world, this seminar will help you achieve these goals.
The dates and locations for each seminar will be announced online at the end of January. We intend to start in March when the weather is a bit warmer. Each seminar will welcome lively discussions and an exchange of ideas, especially controversial topics concerning the use of smart devices.
Please bring either your smartphone or tablet to each seminar. Both Apple and Android devices are welcome.
Instructors: Nancy Jochimek and Alastair Arthur
Nancy Jochimek is a communications specialist who communication managed her own business before moving to France. She has overseen diverse communications projects including: branding, social media, web communications and PR events. She is a strong supporter of online communication and its ability to create new opportunities by breaking down old world boundaries. She is also a photography enthusiast. You are welcome to explore her photos on Instagram at Shurks. Nancy is also WICE's new Director of Cultural Studies.
Alastair Arthur is a professional portrait photographer and author of The Photographer's Guide to Paris. His photography of Paris has been featured on the cover of Fuji X magazine. Alastair has taught various photography courses at WICE as part of the Visual Arts department. We welcome you to discover his photography online at www.alastairarthur.com.