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U-Me New Media initiative wins $3.6 million bond
State approves funding for major new media facilityJUNE_2009. The New Media Department of the University of Maine is the lead applicant on a 3.69 million dollar bond just approved to construct a new media incubator that will unite innovation, communication, and media in a single building.
The new facility is a collaboration among the New Media Department, ASAP Media Labs, Department of Communication and Journalism, Intermedia Graduate Program, Innovation Engineering, Foster Student Innovation Center, and several industry partners.
The project's goal, according to New Media director and Professor of Art Owen Smith, who initiated the application and shepherded it through the approval process, is to "strengthen Maine's innovation economy by establishing a 21st century training and development pipeline between UMaine and the creative industry and information technology sectors."
The facility will include a high performance media production computing cluster and render farm, audio production facilities and recording studio, physical prototyping production studio, and black box production / installation rooms. The bond includes provisions for outfitting the building with specialized equipment for audio and video recording and playback, physical computing, digital archiving, and network support.
The project will also offer classrooms, meeting spaces, a screening room, and a special graduate student laboratory for 30 students. This new program was the largest of four grants awarded to the University of Maine by the Maine Technology Institute (MTI).
For more information, please contact Owen Smith.
Updated: 2009-09-09 by Jon Ippolito
Posted 2009-07-22 13:47:56 by Jon Ippolito
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