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Project yourself at New Media Night 2014
Latest capstones include DIY handheld video projectors and digital graffiti


New Media Night 2014

IMRC at Stewart Commons
4-7pm Friday 2 May

APRIL_2014. If the 2014 New Media Night were a verb, it might be "to project." This year walls of the brand-new IMRC center will be covered with digital graffiti and movies cast by laser-cut flashlights. Visitors will walk through the scene of a crime and interrogate projected witnesses, or don Oculus goggles to play a virtual ball game with their fingertips. Other capstones project their creators' hopes and ambitions into the social space of networked mobile devices, Twitter, or the Web.

Several works on view explore new ways to tag bodies in motion, including mobile apps that capture snowboard tricks and skateboard spots and one that tests just how well you know the back of your hand.

The digital DJs of Krew Shirt, meanwhile, augment a live concert with Arduino-powered shirts whose LED lights flash in sync with the music.

Another body tagging project features distinctive bracelet clips that can be used to identify charities and other causes; for the opening on new media night visitors will collect and display these clips to show support for their favorite capstones.

Some projects attack real-world issues, as in a capstone that lets beekeepers monitor fragile colonies over the winter months and another that challenges stereotypes about gender and videogaming.

Two projects focus on crowdfunding, making it easier for individuals to support charities with small gifts of money or art.

Also on view are some standout projects from other New Media classes; these include interactive stories, physical computing projects, and JavaScript hacks of the popular game Minecraft. There's even an iBook featuring student interviews on the very definition of new media.

You can find descriptions of all the capstones online.

Several of the works on view at the 2014 New Media Night are recipients of grants from the New Media Correll Fund.








Updated: 2014-04-30 by Jon Ippolito

Updated: 2015-09-18 by Jon Ippolito
Posted 2014-04-30 18:19:02 by Jon Ippolito
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