UMaine New Media faculty and students got together in April to help document and expand the technological / informational capacities of MapMap (http://projection-mapping.org/tools/mapmap/), an open source projection mapping software platform that faculty member Sofian Audry has helped create. During this sprint, the participants experimented with the core elements of the scrum methodology. In the sprint planning, the product owners decided which tasks to prioritize, and the other participants, expressed their interest in some of these challenges. We made a lot of progress with the app, developing a new intro / tutorial guide, adding in new GUI elements and a series of new transform options for video mapped layers. It was a great introduction to MapMap for our students and we look forward to future springs, taking the app even further. The MapMap spring was made possible with generous support from the Alton ‘38 and Delaide Hamm Campus Activity Fund.
Join us for the Mapping Sprint 2018! Together, we write code, fix bugs, create documentation, and create unique video content for MapMap, the open source video mapping software. We use the Scrum methodology, along with some elements of Extreme Programming, since we work in pairs, in order to make this fantastic project progress a bit during a short, but intense, weekend. A the end of the week-end, we will release a new version of MapMap to be used by artists and designers around the world. We are looking for both undergraduate & graduate students that are interested in this paid opportunity to help document and expand the technological / informational capacities of MapMap (http://projection-mapping.org/tools/mapmap/), an open source projection mapping software platform that Sofian has helped create. We’re currently looking for students with both projection mapping experience and / or video / photo documentation skills to be part of the event.…
Our New Media students produced an amazing array of creative work this semester. Here are some photos from the annual New Media night event. A special thanks goes out to the Art dept. print studio for participating in the show and a big congratulations to our graduating Seniors and a job well done with their incredible range of capstone projects.
Visiting Researcher Nimesha Ranasinghe – Thursday, Lecture at 10am & Interactive Workshop at 1pm in the IMRC
We’re happy to be hosting visiting researcher Nimesha Ranasinghe this Thursday and Friday, May 3rd & 4th. Nimesha will be presenting his work on Thursday at 10am in the IMRC APPE space. He will also be hosting an interactive / Arduino based workshop for New Media students on Thursday at 1pm in IMRC 112. Nimesha’s online portfolio: http://www.nimesha.info/
Visiting Artist / Researcher Michael Krzyzaniak – Thursday 4/27, Lecture at 11am & Interactive Workshop & 1pm in the IMRC
We’re happy to be hosting visiting artist / researcher Michael Krzyzaniak this Thursday and Friday, April 27th & 28th. Michael will be presenting his work on Thursday at 11am in the IMRC APPE space. He will also be hosting an interactive workshop later that day for New Media students at 1pm in IMRC 112. Michael’s online portfolio: www.michaelkrzyzaniak.com
Visiting Artist / Researcher Sofian Audry – Thursday, Lecture at 1pm & Interactive Workshop & 3:30pm in the IMRC
We’re happy to be hosting visiting artist / researcher Sofian Audry this Thursday and Friday, April 20th & 21st. Sofian will be presenting his work on Thursday at 1pm in the IMRC APPE space. He will also be hosting an interactive / arduino based workshop for New Media students at 3:30pm in IMRC 112. Sofian’s online portfolio: http://sofianaudry.com/
We are happy to announce a new series of micro tech classes offered by Intermedia Graduate student Wade Warman, throughout Spring semester 2017. Wade will be offering these classes every other week on Thursdays at 3pm in the IMRC. Each micro tech class will last for one to two hours. Please RSVP with Wade if you plan to attend. Laser Etched Paper Learn how to use a picture or design for paper etching with laser to creating a unique print without any mess. DATE: 1/26 @ 3PM IN THE IMRC FAB LABS Gear design (CAD design) Learn how to use CAD (Computer Aided Design) software to design and prepare simple gears. DATE: 2/9 @ 3PM IN THE IMRC FAB LABS Soldering basics Learn the basics of electrical soldering by getting hands-on experience with through-hole, twisted, and pig-tail joints. DATE: 2/23 @ 3PM IN THE IMRC FAB LABS Vinyl Stickers Learn…
The Advanced Structures & Composites Center hosted our Advanced Prototyping class to tour it’s facilities. Our students were particularly interested in their impressive Windmill testing center and state of the art wave pool for testing off shore windmill derricks. A special thanks goes out to David Erb Jr. for hosting us and to his graduate student for printing all our students some parting gifts on their Fortus 900 printer.
Here are some photos from the Spring 2016 New Media Night, examining an array of amazing creativity from our students. The Art dept. also conducted a diverse showing of student work on the other side of the IMRC / Stewart Commons, resulting in a wonderful evening of cross-pollination between our two departments. Photos by: Gene A. Felice II PHOTO GALLERY:
These photos are of final projects from the Advanced Prototyping class led by Gene A. Felice II in collaboration with the Art dept. Advanced Sculpture class led by Greg Ondo. The focus of these projects was a special project converting a 3D printed form into a Glass casting. Advanced Prototyping and Sculpture students collaborated across departments, teaching each other their technology and sharing their creativity. There are also a variety of CNC milled projects on display as well an additional gallery of photos from the Art Dept. / Sculpture program end of the semester show, including the Advanced prototyping work. Art Dept. Sculpture end of the semester show:
During Spring semester, the Advanced Prototyping class led by Gene A. Felice II in collaboration with the Art dept. Advanced Sculpture class led by Greg Ondo, had the opportunity to visit MIT and tour a variety of Art, Technology, Design, Architecture & Engineering labs / spaces throughout our visit. A special thanks goes out to Chris Dewart in the Architecture program for hosting us and to the University of Maine Foundation and our other University sponsors for their generous donations, making this trip free of cost for our students.