Come join us for the second “fright” night of FREE movies at the Digital Media Center at LSU. We will be featuring The Thing.

DMAE Film Series

Next Screening: Tuesday, Oct 7th, 2014; 7:00PM (doors open at 6:30pm)
Film Title: The Thing
Where: Digital Media Center Theater

John Carpenter’s The Thing is a classic sci-fi thriller with loads of tension and great special effects.  The film was released in 1982 at the same time as ET and Blade Runner. It was shot in the small town of Stewart in northern British Columbia.  The film predates modern computer effects and the special effects were done practically using various techniques including stop motion animation.   Stan Winston, the go to effects person in Hollywood was involved with the creature effects with the early beginnings of puppetry and animatronics. The film was adapted from John W. Campbell’s short story Who Goes There?  Since it’s release it has gained a cult following including novelization, comic books, a video game sequel and prequel film.  The film came after Halloween, The Fog and Escape from New York and is one of Carpenter’s underrated films.  Come see this classic  in remastered HD.

In 2015, Baton Rouge will celebrate the 10th Anniversary of the Red Stick Festival as a hub for ideas, information, innovation and inspiration. For a glorious week in May the halls, galleries, theaters and spaces of Baton Rouge will transform into the Red Stick FutureFest.

Open Source Festival
The Red Stick FutureFest is an open source festival: a Louisiana festival built from the contributions of those whose interests and passions are at the point where technology & society meet. Red Stick as an organization will provide guidelines, some resources and scheduling support for the events/workshops etc., but each individual event will be the responsibility of the sponsor. The Red Stick organization is responsible for organizing the Gala events, handling the overall schedule and integration of events, as well as providing logo and other press support.

This is an open call offering you the chance to be part of the 2015 Red Stick Festival, which will run from May 28-31, 2015. This call is open to anyone – individuals, groups or organizations – with innovative ideas and a passion for communicating them.

What are we looking for?
We are looking for Individuals, companies, labs, businesses and organizations to host events and programs that celebrate Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math, or STEAM, at the festival. Submit exhibits, performances, lectures, activities for families, tours, debates, workshops or creative new ideas we’ve never imagined. From fabulous events that enthrall people of all ages to inspiring presentations, fascinating workshops to thought-provoking conversations, interactive events/performances to exhibitions that bring technology to life for a wide range of audiences; the future is up to you.

Submit your event online,

For questions, contact Randy Dannenberg at

End of July: First Meeting of Red Stick Advisory mtg.
Sept. 5: Distribute Call for Event ideas
Oct. 7, 8 or 9 (tentative): Red Stick Advisory Meeting – second mtg
November: Review of Submitted Events
End of Year: Final selection of events
February: Brochure / info deadline
March: Brochure /Website launch
May: Red Stick Festival

Publish Date:
The LSU Center for Computation & Technology (CCT) now has two weekend opportunities for middle and high school students.  See below:
1)  CCT Computing & Math Saturdays for Middle School Students (Grades 7 and 8)
This program highlights the strong connections between mathematics and programming. It will provide students with a project-based introduction to coding and computer technology in an informal and engaging environment. The activities will reinforce the mathematics children already know by presenting them in the context of computing. Any middle school student in grades 7 and 8 who is interested in math and computer technology is eligible for the program. No previous experience with computing is required. For more information, program dates, and registration, visit:
2)  Programming Challenge for Girls (Girls grades 9 and 10)
A one-day educational experience. PC4G wants girls to experience the fun of programming, and engage them before they make their senior high school subject choices.  It’s designed to be:  Approachable, Fun, Educational, and Challenging!  Held on Saturday, December 13, 2014, there is no need for any prior programming knowledge. For more information and registration details, visit:

The 2014 ACM ICPC South Central USA Regional Programming Contest is now accepting team entries for the October 3-4, 2014 event.

The ACM International Collegiate Programming Contest (ICPC) provides college students with opportunities to interact with students from other universities and to sharpen and demonstrate their problem-solving, programming, and teamwork skills.  The contest provides a platform for ACM, industry, and academia to encourage and focus public attention on the next generation of computing professionals as they pursue excellence.

The contest is a two-tiered competition among teams of students representing institutions of higher education. Teams first compete in regional contests held around the world from September to November each year. The winning team from each regional contest qualifies to advance to the ACM International Collegiate Programming Contest World Finals, typically held the following March to mid-April. Additional high-ranking teams may be invited to the World Finals as wild card teams.

Fees are $175.00 per team.  Registration fees are for a team of three members and one coach. Guests and alternates are an additional $30 each.  (See complete registration rules at: and .

The South Central USA Regionals will take place on October 3 and 4th at:
1)  Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, Louisiana
2)  La Tourneau University, Longview, Texas
3)  Texas A&M, College Station, Texas

For more information, or to register a team, visit:

Come join us for the first night of FREE movies at the Digital Media Center at LSU.  We will be featuring Edge of Tomorrow and I will be talking about the upcoming DMAE program.

DMAE Film Series 
Next Screening:  Tuesday, Sept 9th, 2014; 7:00PM (doors open at 6:30pm)
Film Title:  Edge of Tomorrow
Where:  Digital Media Center Theater
The epic action of “Edge of Tomorrow” unfolds in a near future in which an alien race has hit the Earth in an unrelenting assault, unbeatable by any military unit in the world. Major William Cage (Tom Cruise) is an officer who has never seen a day of combat when he is unceremoniously dropped into what amounts to a suicide mission. Killed within minutes, Cage now finds himself inexplicably thrown into a time loop-forcing him to live out the same brutal combat over and over, fighting and dying again…and again. But with each battle, Cage becomes able to engage the adversaries with increasing skill, alongside Special Forces warrior Rita Vrataski (Emily Blunt). And, as Cage and Rita take the fight to the aliens, each repeated encounter gets them one step closer to defeating the enemy.” – Warner Bros

July 14-18, 2014

Louisiana State University Digital Media Center

**Full-registration closed**

LSU’s Digital Media Arts & Engineering program at the LSU Center for Computation & Technology is happy to provide you with a new summer camp offering called “Gamecrash – Adventures in Game Design”.

Imagine, collaborate, create, develop and surpass your wildest imagination:

  • Learn the tricks and techniques used to make modern video games from scratch.
  • Use professional tools to produce quick and easy gameplay prototypes.
  • Practice scripting, animating and digital art creation as well as level design and game design.
  • Help unleash your creative potential to get ideas from your head onto the screen.

WHO:  High School – Grade 9 through 12 appropriate. No experience required. General computer use a plus.  Note:  Gamemaker software will be used–this is taught at the beginner level.

REGISTRATION & COST:  $30.  Supplies, lunches and snacks are provided during the camp. Participants are responsible for arranging their own transportation to and from LSU’s campus. CCT will accept participants on a first-come, first-serve basis. Limited seats available so register early. Registration is now closed.  If you would like to be on next year’s first call list, email

INSTRUCTOR:  Marc Aubanel, director of the Digital Media Arts & Engineering program at LSU.  Marc brings with him 20 years of experience running large global brands and franchises which include FIFA Soccer, NHL Hockey, Need for Speed Underground and Def Jam Vendetta for Electronic Arts. He also co-founded Stage 3 Media in response to an emerging online video marketplace.

SCHEDULE: 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM; two snacks and a lunch will be provided each day.
**Friday afternoon showcase begins at 3:00 PM–parents/family members invited

LOCATION:  Room #1034, LSU Digital Media Center.  Map it!

For questions or special needs, contact Karen Jones at

The Digital Media Arts & Engineering Program at LSU is dedicated to producing tomorrow’s leaders in the digital media arts field. Located in a new state of the art $29.3 million facility that is shared with Electronic Arts North American Test Center, you can work with a diverse group of digital artists, technicians and researchers who are here to help you develop your ideas into the future of media.

For all LSU Center for Computation & Technology summer camp information, visit



The LSU Center for Computation & Technology (CCT) will host the LSU iOS App Boot Camp for its fourth year, August 4 – August 15, 2014, (10 day camp not including weekends), on the LSU Campus, Digital Media Center. This educational experience will offer participants the opportunity to gain knowledge while enhancing their entrepreneurial spirit. Participants will work in groups to create their own functional iOS app and have it loaded on their personal device by end of camp. The course will be taught by LSU faculty who push the boundaries of mobile applications in computer science and digital media fields. Post-camp programs to expand and hone new skills will also be offered.

During the iOS App Boot Camp, participants will work hands on, individually, and in groups to:

  • Be introduced to the MAC Operating System, iOS Software Development Kit, and Xcode.
  • Learn iOS application development processes and techniques while working on personal projects.
  • Test, refine, and improve upon their new developer skills.
  • Create an application of their own design that will be deployed on their own iPhones, iPods, or iPads.
  • Be introduced to mobile applications’ business market, trends and opportunities.

Prerequisites:  Understanding of general computer use (Windows, Linux or Mac); interest in learning and creating new technologies. Prior programming experience is beneficial but not required. Click here for a listing of pre-bootcamp guides and/or tutorial information. Participants are encouraged to bring their own Mac Laptop to class, as well as their iPhone/iPod/iPad. The CCT will provide loaner laptops for in-class use to participants who do not bring a Mac on a first-come, first-serve basis. As these resources are limited, participants must request one when registering.

For more information or to register, visit:

There are still 4 camps with openings at the CCT:
iOS App Boot Camp (August 4-15, 2014)
for advanced high school students to professionals
Learn to create a functioning iOS app.
Computer Math Summer Camp (July 28 – August 1, 2014)
for entering 8th grade students
Learn how to communicate mathematical ideas in a programming language.
Beowulf Boot Camp (July 7-11, 2014)
for high school students and teachers
Learn how to build and use supercomputers.
Shell Energy Venture Camp (July 28 – August 1, 2014)
for entering 9th, 10th and 11th grade students (and teachers)
Explore energy development, from oil and gas formation to windmill and solar houses. Basic programming and simulations included.

Cinema for the Ears is an annual concert of massively multi-channel sound art.  C4tE 2014 will feature electronic and experimental music composers from around the state of Louisiana in the inaugural concert at the newly opened LSU Digital Media Center Theatre.  The theatre, supporting the Center for Computation & Technology and initiatives of the Cultural Computing focus area, is beyond cutting edge, featuring 4k video projection and a Meyer Constellation audio system with more than 90 speakers encompassing the audience.  If you love electronic music, sonic art, and sound design, this is a listening experience you won’t want to miss.

At the Digital Media Center – South Gates of LSU April 7, 7:30 p.m.- 9:00 p.m.