Denver Digerati continues to make major advances in the development of our network and a broadening context in which our work is proving both effective and useful. After presenting one of our most striking curatorial reels to date, the captivating “Digital Animation NOW!” for last July’s Friday Flash series, Denver Digerati was asked to support the Colorado Innovation Network’s fourth annual COIN Summit, one of the most prestigious environments in which we could present our work. The COIN Summit is an invitation-only, two-day event comprised of more than 300 executives from higher education, research labs, cross-industry networks and government, all gathered for presentations and discussions centered around innovation in both Colorado and the world at large. Denver Digerati certainly resonates as an innovative initiative, standing as a major progression in motion-art as well as contemporary art and its role in today's society.
Denver Digerati presented samples from four years of programming efforts in the context of the Summit's Innovation Celebration Dinner last Tuesday evening at the Commons on Champa. The Commons is a unique facility for Denver, acting as a share-space for entrepreneurs as well as a technology forward environment with a variety of screens and systems for displaying moving, static or computer driven content on a large scale for instructional as well as display purposes. Denver Digerati is the perfect fit for the facility as a daily vehicle for showing the next level of art in our digital age, and more so as an all-encompassing setting for visual stimulation for large-scale happenings and events. This year’s emergence of the facility is perfectly in tune with Digerati’s unique history, instigating a vast number of screens in different scales and orientations throughout that require an advanced content library in order to populate in a meaningful way.
Denver Digerati's participation in the context of the summit was exemplary, showing that digital art can captivate on the same level as traditional “contemporary art,” and even prove to be equally thought provoking for an age in which the collective consciousness is fixated on screens as vehicles for delivering the content of their daily lives. The impact was substantial from the vibe that coursed throughout the evening, lasting well into the next morning when the summit’s master of ceremonies, Leah Hunter, an authority on technology and civilization, opened her remarks with major applause for our initiative.
Denver Digerati associate videographer Lindsay Sullivan documented the evening in spectacular fashion, capturing the interaction of the audience within the context of Denver Digerati's all-screen presentation while securing rare interview footage with numerous participants, including the Colorado State Governor John Hickenlooper as well as other honorable guests.