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Melvin Pather

Melvin Pather

Chief Technical: New Media

+27 (0)21 650 7157
melvin.pather@uct.ac.za

 

 

Melvin Pather is an artist, graphic designer, animator and an all round technology driven individual. He has a wealth of experience from working in various industries such as higher education, publishing, advertising, fashion and media amongst others. He has a Bachelors Degree in Fine Art from the Durban University of Technology and studied for further qualifications in Graphic Design, Animation, Arts Administration and Internet of Things (IoT) Development.

He is actively involved in New Media and developing the use of technology as a preferred medium to create art. Melvin has lectured at various private colleges in Durban and Johannesburg and has now assumed the role of Chief Technical: New Media at the University of Cape Town.

Currently at Michaelis he instructs students across New Media in aspects of Augmented Reality, Videography, Animation, Design, Digital Illustration and Sound Art.

Some of his portfolio links are:
http://melvinpather.carbonmade.com/
http://pathermelvin.wix.com/melvin-pather-poe
www.youtube.com/channel/UCctIXIt2M7lhV7ROUOUa-GA

AWARDS

2018. SAB Kickstart Ignite Top 100 Youth Entrepreneur. Selected from over 3500 submissions countrywide.

2017. Teaching with Technology Research Award. Centre for Innovation in Learning and Teaching.

2014. Extra Mile Lecturer's Award. Independent Institute of Education - Rosebank College.

 

CONFERENCES/WORKSHOPS

2018. China High Technology Conference & Fair. Digital Technology and new developments. Shenzhen (China)

2018. SA Innovation Summit. The Fourth Industrial Revolution. Cape Town

2018. SAB Kickstart Ignite Top 100 Youth Entrepreneur Workshop. From concept to innovation. Johannesburg

2017. Autodesk University Conference. Artificial Intelligence and Automation is here. Cape Town

2017. Design NOW Virtual Conference. Experience the trends of technology. Johannesburg

2016. Apple for Education Workshop. Apple’s applications for student support and Augmented Reality. Cape Town

2016. Autodesk University Conference. The future of making things. Cape Town

2015. Apple for Education Workshop. Using Apple’s ecosystem to increase student’s creative output.  Cape Town

2015. Shooting for Cinematic Virtual Reality Workshop. Introduction to creating for Virtual Reality. Cape Town

2012. Durban Film Festival Workshops. Cinematography and Direction. Durban

2011. Adobe Creative Cloud Workshop. New frontier in digital design. Durban

2010. Design Indaba. A better world through creativity. Cape Town

2007. Poetry Africa Workshop. Reading the performance. Durban

2006. RedEye Arts Workshop. Various talks about contemporary art. Durban

2005. Poetry Africa Workshop. Verses of Africa. Durban

2005. RedEye Arts Workshop. Various talks about contemporary art. Durban

 

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