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Eric Dyer at TEDxCharlottesville
Friday, November 11th, 2016 //
http://news.umbc.edu/eric-dyer-talks-about-reinventing-the-zoetrope-at-tedxcharlottesville/

The UMBC news article, linked above, features Cinematic Arts Professor Eric Dyer's talk about his zoetrope research at the 4th annual TEDxCharlottesville, held on November 11th in Charlottesville, Virginia.

Eric Dyer brings animation into the physical world with his sequential sculptures and installations. His work has been widely exhibited at events and venues such as the Smithsonian National Gallery of Art, Ars Electronica, the London International Animation Festival, and the Cairo and Venice Biennales. He has been honored as a Fulbright Fellow, Sundance New Frontier Artist, Creative Capital Artist, and Guggenheim Fellow. Dyer's fervent exploration of expression through motion has placed his work in books such as Re-imagining Animation: the Changing Face of the Moving Image and Animation: A World History. He teaches Animation at UMBC in Baltimore and is represented by Ronald Feldman Fine Arts, New York.

The fourth annual TEDxCharlottesville will be held at the historic Paramount Theater in beautiful downtown Charlottesville, Virginia. This year's event will take place on Friday, November 11th. The theme for this year's conference is The Power of One. Capitalizing on the serendipity of the event date 11.11.(2016) we want to highlight the effect that one person, one idea, one decision, one election, one moment in time, one idea shared can have to change the course of history or perhaps the direction of one person's life. And because we believe so fervently that this is true, we recognize the responsibility that each one of us has to do our individual part in shaping our world. The very essence of the TEDx mission is to highlight the impact a single idea from a single individual can make.