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Urban Video Project retains SU graduate

Brown to develop summer program:

Adam Brown, a 2009 graduate in film from Syracuse University's College of Visual and Performing Arts will spend the summer working at SU's Office of Community Engagement and Economic Development, lending support to the office's work in the Urban Video Project (UVP).

Brown's main duties will include technical production, content development and engaging the community in soliciting UVP content. He will work with Denise Heckman, UVP academic director and associate professor of industrial and interaction design at VPA.

Brown started working for UVP as a part-time work-study student his senior year, building awareness of UVP among the student body as well as helping to format submitted content. Now he hopes to use his new position to explore new avenues to incorporate artistic integrity, expression and experimentation into UVP. He also wants to help UVP's goal of expanding the artist network to include more local groups, organizations and schools.

Brown, who grew up in two communities-Elizabethtown, Ky., and Orlando, Fla.- has always been interested in film, editing and technology. Away from work, he is working on a short narrative film with a friend.

UVP is a public arts initiative of Syracuse University and Time Warner Cable that aims to bring art to the streets and buildings of Syracuse's Connective Corridor signature strip of cutting-edge cultural development connecting University Hill with downtown Syracuse-by projecting artwork onto local buildings daily from dusk-11 p.m. UVP currently projects at three locations: the Monroe Building, 333 E. Onondaga St.; the Onondaga Historical Association Museum, 321 Montgomery St.; and an LED screen at Syracuse Stage, 820 E. Genesee St.

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