Mobile Art Academy Hosts the 5th Annual Mobile Digital Art and Creativity Summit

Mobile Art Academy is excited to announce the 5th annual Mobile Digital Art and Creativity (mDAC) Summit, held on August 11 – 13, 2017 in Palo Alto, CA and Mountain View, CA.

mDAC 2017 debuts with the Grand Opening Night on August 11, 2017, a free interactive event held at Pacific Art League – one of our Gold Sponsors, in downtown Palo Alto and open to the public from 5:30 pm to 8:00 pm. The focal point of the opening night will be our Annual Mobile Digital Art Exhibition featuring the juried work of over 100 mobile digital artists and mobile creative photographers from all over the world, whose artwork was exclusively created on iPads, Android and Surface tablets, and smartphones. The artwork is being displayed as metal prints with the support of our Gold Sponsor, Bay Photo.

Participants at the Grand Opening Night will also be able to see and experiment with new technologies that one can expect to see in art studios and school art rooms over the coming years, brought by Microsoft, our Diamond Sponsor. These include Microsoft‘s Paint 3D app, HoloLens – the first self-contained holographic computer, and Story Remix technology.

Developers of leading digital art apps Sketchbook by Autodesk – one of our Platinum Sponsors; Procreate and ArtRage – Gold Sponsors; and Paper 53 and iOrnament – Award Sponsors, will be present at the Opening Night with interactive demos. Local digital artists will mingle with visitors while Ten One Design – Award Sponsor and Partners: Women in Technology International (WITI), Art in Action, MobileArtGroup, and DigiFun.Art will be showcasing their products and services.

The Grand Opening is followed by a two-day summit with a packed program of workshops, seminars and masterclasses attracting digital artists and educators from across the country, held at Gold Sponsor – TechCode, in Mountain View, CA. The first day’s keynote will be delivered by Dan Ayoub, from Microsoft. A veteran of the video game industry, focusing on education, Dan Ayoub will discuss Microsoft’s vision around the importance of empowering creatives as well as how future trends like Mixed Reality, Artificial Intelligence (AI), and similar technologies will change education and our world forever.

On the same note of exploring the convergence between art and technology, Daniel…

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