A perfect storm of computer animation, digital video and interactive works from all around the world is brewing up for those in Tampa who consider themselves digital arts enthusiasts.

The Electronics Alive 8 exhibition runs from January 27-March 6th at the Scarfone / Hartley Gallery, and is presented by the University of Tampa. The exhibition not only covers a series of galleries by various digital artists from around the world, but also features talks and lectures by influential artists and scholars. On February 12th, there will be a special presentation at the Hillsborough Community College Performing Arts Building in Ybor where they will be playing Lune et le Loup, a special animation from France (see the wicked teaser below). Culture Vultures met with the biennial exhibition’s creators, Santiago Escheverry (University of Tampa) and Dorothy Cowden (HCC) to talk about the industry and how it is changing lives. The entire exhibition is free or charge, and open to everyone. For more information visit their website.

 SHORT & EXPERIMENTAL FILMS on continuous view

Lune et le Loup, Tomas Leroux, Patrick Delage, Olivier Pinol, Directors, France – ONE night only! • Wistful Affection, Mani Mehrvarz, director, Poland/Iran • Sintel, producer, Ton Roosendaal, Netherlands; Director, Colin Levy, USA; David Revoy, Concept art, France; Martin Lodewijk, concept story, Netherlands; Jan Morgenstern, composer, Germany • Currant affairs Films presents: an abridged version of Cam, Sol Erez, director, Israel/USA • Tears of Steel, Ton Roosendaal, Producer;
 Ian Hubert, Director & Writer; Joris Kerbosch, Director of Photography;
 Joram Letwory, Composer, Amsterdam, Netherlands • Elephants Dream, a co-production of Montevideo and Blender Foundation, Producer: Ton Roosendaal, Project management/finances: Angela Plohman, Producers: Gaby Weijers and Annet Dekker, Netherlands • Spacebound, Kyle Moy, Animator, Ellen Su, 3-D Art Director, NY School of Visual Arts, NY, USA • Little Freak, Edwin Schaap, Director, HKU< University of Arts, Utrecht, Netherlands • Entracte, Valentin Dely, Damien Garrigue, Laury Guintrand, Valentine Hemery, Clélia Magurno, Directors, Ecole Supérieure Des Métiers Artistiques de Montpellier, France • Sabella, Ryan Horvath, USA • Sleep Walk/Talk, Desiree D’Alessandro, USA • Oscillatoria, The Ocean in Northern Spain. Bruno Vianna, Brazil • Céu da Palavra, Poetry in the Sky With Kites, Bruno Vianna, Brazil • Planeta Anão, An Evening Tour On the Hill, Bruno Vianna, Brazil • Set of video works, Mark Stock, USA • Orishas, Santiago Echeverry, USA • Myosis, Emmanuel Asquier-Brassart, Ricky Cometa, Guillaume Doussen, Adrien Gromelle, Thibaud Petitpas, Gobelins, L’école de L’image • Coyote Dinner & Fit, Dana Corrigan USA • Shavasana, USF students, USA • Theory Animation, Ray and Clovis, 24 Artists, 7 Countries, 11 Time Zones  
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