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Update on Boston University's CDIA

The Center for Digital Imaging Arts is located at 274 Moody St.

Boston University has yanked its affiliation with the Center for Digital Imaging Arts at 274 Moody St., according to the Boston Globe.

The center is looking for a new university with which to partner, a BU spokesman told the Boston Globe. The spokesman told the Globe the choice was a "business decision."

The news comes after previous reports stated the center would leave Moody Street. 

More details at the Boston Globe. 
John D January 06, 2014 at 04:37 PM
The art community must thumb its nose at this pseudo art. Digital Imaging? It sounds like a procedure needed at a hospital or maybe a copy machine. Binary thinking artists??? Digital is just "0" or "1" after all. They are just chasing the trend of the Facebook's of the world to fill the seats and collect tuition's.
Karen Walz January 06, 2014 at 04:51 PM
I don't agree that this is a pseudo art. I'm no expert, but if you look around you, digital processes and communications are here and expanding as the current standard. There's a more in-depth description on Wiki: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Digital_imaging The above comment is like saying, "Who needs television when we have radio?", or "Who needs computers, when we have slide rules?" Older technology does have its place, and I think ought not be forgotten. However, no matter what it "sounds like," digital imaging is technology that's here and state-of-the-art. If it was only about collecting tuition, then I imagine BU would have stayed with them; I don't know the reasons for their decision. But I don't see the point of disparaging courses in a certain technological field where there are skills and careers to be considered.
John D January 06, 2014 at 05:02 PM
I guess. Just seems more tech than art. Like website design or creating a video game.
Karen Walz January 06, 2014 at 05:28 PM
Well, website design is actually very important--it's the way businesses and organizations present themselves, and quality and functionality are crucial, as well as the esthetic factor. A crummy-looking website is like having a crummy business card or office. And creating video games may seem trivial, but there's gold in them thar pixels! Just saying it's all legitimate, worthwhile business.... Actually, you make a good point about "tech" and "art." These days, they really go hand in hand.

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