A v a t a r s 9 8
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Derrick Woodham

Educators' Track

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1pm - 2 PST
[9pm - 10 GMT]
Active Worlds

Derrick Woodham, School of Art, U of Cincinnati

will give a talk on the topic:

The Evolution of D.A.A.P.
(University of Cincinnati's College of Design, Architecture, Art, and Planning)

The evolution of DAAP as an educational site and exhibition world for sculpture.

Derrick Woodham first encountered Active Worlds in 1995, while searching for venues to present virtual reality models of sculpture on the internet, and has since installed models of his own work, and art and design work created by his students and other artists in DAAP, the first Active Worlds on line educational zone at the University of Cincinnati.

"I was born and educated in Great Britain, graduating from the Royal College of Art in 1966. I represented contemporary trends in British sculpture in many group exhibitions which traveled extensively in Britain, Europe, the United States and Japan. I shared the Prix de la Ville de Paris award at the Paris Biennale in 1965, and served as a member of The Arts Council of Great Britain before coming to the United States to live in 1968. Since then I have taught fine art at the Philadelphia College of Art, the University of Iowa, and the University of Kentucky, moving to the University of Cincinnati as Director of The School of Art from 1980-95, where I am currently a professor of fine art teaching sculpture and electronic art, and investigating multi user interactive networked virtual environments.

"I have participated in many group and touring exhibitions since moving to the United States, including "Primary Structures" at the Jewish Museum, New York; the National Drawing Exhibition, 1969; the National Sculpture Exhibition, 1976: Pierwalk '98, Chicago. One-person exhibitions in the US include shows at the Jewish Museum, Richard Feigen Galley and J H Duffy and Sons in New York, and the Aronoff Center for the Arts in Cincinnati. More recently I completed two large scale commissions for the headquarters building of Cincinnati Gas and Electric Company in Ohio. I began to model sculpture on the computer in 1993, and plan to continue modeling and producing sculpture based on these designs in the future."

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