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Open Your Eyes: 2010 Capstone Night
Event showcases innovative computer games, new business models, augmented reality, and more

Open Your Eyes: The 2010 Capstone Night

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Wednesday 28 April 4-6pm

Lord Hall


"Open Your Eyes," the theme of the 2010 New Media Capstone Night, features innovative computer games, new business models, augmented reality, and more.

Held in Lord Hall from 4 to 6pm on Wednesday 28 April (Maine Day), this event showcases 35 senior projects that reveal or transform what we take in with our eyes, ears, and even taste buds.

BrousseauMany projects in this year's crop of capstones ground themselves in local economies and ecologies, proposing businesses based on cradle-to-cradle design and other green practices.

Several start-ups have already attracted sizable audiences before their founders--VJ performers and art magazine editors--have even graduated.

Some capstones celebrate a state where you can both earn a living and have a good life, documenting Mainers who love what they do.

Others aim to make us more conscious of our own daily life--from skis built from organic materials, to sunglasses that automatically upload photos of our travels, to installations that explore our own digital body image.



Musical innovation is a theme across a number of projects, including interactive works that teach drums, inspire Jazz improvisation, relate colors and sounds, or make a guitar sound like a trumpet or a thundering hurricane.


Also on view is an inventive computer game that generates a labyrinth as you play, as well as social networks for sharing supernatural sightings, guitar tabs, trust, historical ruins, and baking recipes.

More information about all the projects featured can be found at the 2010 New Media Capstone listing.
 

Updated: 2010-04-30 by Jon Ippolito

Updated: 2010-09-14 by Jon Ippolito
Posted 2010-04-24 13:20:35 by Jon Ippolito
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