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Award-winners featured at 2011 Capstone Night
Projects on view include iPads, indie music, and ice-fishing

APRIL_19_2011. Two New Media projects that won first and second place at the 2011 Undergraduate Research and Academic Showcase will be on view at this year's Capstone Night. The event features twenty innovative senior projects focusing on everything from iPads to indie music to ice-fishing.

2011 Capstone Night
Collins Center for the Arts, 2nd and 3rd floor
Tuesday 19 April 7-9pm

Complete capstone listing

Nation SimOne of this year's most popular capstone themes, the integration of education and gaming, also happens to be the subject of one of the award-winning projects: John Mondor's study of teaching geopolitics via gaming technology.

Ian McClure's and Joel Martin's capstones also examine technology's encroach into educational settings, while Elysa Woodhead has already launched a career teaching technical skills before she's even graduated college.

Shared creativity is another theme of this year's capstones, as seen in Chloe Lapointe's innovative comic book publishing platform, Corey Butler's peer-to-peer photography network, and Zack Glidden and Jade Damboise-Taplin's Indie Maine music and art label.



The iPad's multitouch interface provides the grist for another award-winning project, Jon Simpson and Zev Eisenberg's kinesthetic computing, while Ethan Welner and Dylan Watts will offer interactive tours of the Hudson Museum on the second floor of the Collins Center, via a custom iPad app they developed with the museum's curator.

A host of audiovideo installations will include three-dimensional projections, eight-point sound, randomly recombined movie narratives, and even an installation devoted to the bygone days of Maine's lumbermen.

Augmented Reality is a burgeoning field, and is represented at this Capstone Night by projects that map virtual 3-D images onto reality via cell phones and an ice-fishing rig that automatically videotapes fish biting at lures under the ice.

A complete list and description of all 2011 capstones can be found here.



Updated: 2011-04-15 by Jon Ippolito

Updated: 2011-09-16 by Jon Ippolito
Posted 2011-04-15 11:10:57 by Jon Ippolito
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