“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.
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:
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.