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/
“Access Everything”: New Media Night 2017 Thursday 4 May 5-7pm IMRC (Innovative Media Research and Commercialization center) This year’s annual festival of new media at the University of Maine invites visitors to test-drive the expanded access that digital technologies can offer to populations with diverse backgrounds, abilities, and interests. Available to demo are mobile apps for the blind, peer-to-peer networks for women coders, a video terrarium that brings the weather inside your home, and other projects ranging from lasercut lamps to battling robots. (more…)
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…
Please join the New Media department, the IMFA graduate program and the Art dept. as we transform the IMRC and the Wyeth Family Studio Art Center at Stewart Commons into a building wide exhibition space, displaying work from undergraduate and graduate programs across departments and programs. The event begins at 5pm and runs until 8pm. Work will be on display both in the various classrooms / performance spaces and in the hallways and other non-traditional spaces. Free refreshments and Pizza will be served. Please contact New Media / Intermedia faculty Gene Felice (firstname.lastname@example.org) if you have any questions about the event.
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:
This year’s annual New Media Night celebrates a society that is increasingly in motion and showcases new technologies to help it stay connected on the go. (more…)
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.
Join New Media students for trips abroad. See Europe while you earn credit, visit artists, tour university labs, meet with start-up entrepreneurs!
Joline Blais' New Media 206 class researched sustainability issues, helped to build poster frames, and hosted a Lexicon of Sustainability "Pop-Up Art Show" in IMRC.
New media capstone talks will be taking place during April 20th and the 27th in Lord Hall, room 100. We'd love your feedback & comments. Everyone is welcome!
Mark your calendars for Friday afternoon, May 1, to attend the annual New Media Night display of capstone projects. This year the event goes from 3:00-5:00pm at IMRC Center, home of New Media, Art, and the Fab Lab. This is an exciting opportunity to see where the major in New Media can take you, and for seniors to show the leading edge of their work. You’re invited to see our freshest crop of capstones, demo projects from selected undergraduate research, eat some delicious refreshments, and tour the cutting-edge audiovisual and 3-D fabrication facilities in IMRC. Reminder: this is a required event from all New Media students! See you there!