Capstone Announcement 2013 heaThe 2013 New Media Night opens tonight from 6-8pm at the University of Maine to celebrate the unveiling of a new center for whiz-bang art and innovation.

Funded by a $3.9M bond in 2009, IMRC (pronounced “immerse”) is chock full of cutting-edge toys, from 3d printers and laser engravers to 360-degree projections and moveable walls.

This opening show is the 8th annual New Media Night, where our best students exhibit their visions of the future. This year’s crop ranges from walk-in immersive videogames to autonomous shadows to social networks for gardeners and boulder climbers.

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Ruby, Objective-C, Lua, Python…so many languages, so little time. After the UMaine New Media Department decided to teach code across the curriculum, its faculty needed to choose baseline language with an easy learning curve and broad applicability. Their choice? HTML5.

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Hooper Jennifer bat app aFrom assignment to App Store in five months: After creating a demo version in her New Media class, UMaine Intermedia student Jennifer Hooper teams up with NMD alum Justin Russell to release a Community Connector mobile app for local riders.

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Nmd Tutorials Screenshot 2Want to learn new media skills but don’t have the cash for pay-to-use services like Lynda.com or Codecademy? The U-Me New Media Department is planning to launch a repository of how-to screencasts and other educational resources in the coming year–for free.

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if you are interested in any of these jobs, contact these folks directly or via New Media Department chair Larry Latour or Jon Ippolito.

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Digital Humanities LogoTechnology is usually associated with scientists, but now that artsy academics have tasted the power of digital media, the digital humanities are going full tilt. Featuring everything from best-selling Kindle authors to sociologists of Twitter, this week-long on-ramp takes tweed-jacketed academics from 0 to 60 onto the information superhighway.

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09orono lgh Perma may 03 illWant to try a helping of edible landscape? Mosey over to LongGreenHouse this Friday and Wednesday for a permaculture field day.

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DIY couture may not yet have hit the runways in Milan and Paris, but it’s alive and well in new media circles.

For her performance Cast, U-Me Intermedia MFA student Amy Pierce didn’t make her own wedding dress as much as invite others to make it for her. Her choice of material–a plaster body cast that required her to stand motionless for four hours–was a metaphor for the marriage contract that was particularly, well, “fitting.” (Like any good bride, she eventually fainted.)

Meanwhile designer Mary Huang has developed an application that turns drawings into dresses, courtesy of a handy mathematical algorithm.

http://idle.slashdot.org/story/11/03/24/1157201/An-App-That-Turns-Any-Drawing-Into-a-Dress?from=rss via Byline

“A new app by interactive designer Mary Huang called Continuum, lets you turn any drawing into a customized three-dimensional garment. From the article: ‘Huang dubs her software “D. dress”—the “D” stands for “Delaunay triangulation,” an algorithm she uses to deconstruct each dress into a series of triangular planes. Any adjustments in necklines, skirt lengths, or sleeve types are achieved by adding or subtracting triangles. “Lo-res triangular models are more abstract,” Huang admits, “but this abstraction prompts people to imagine what the resulting dress would look like rather than expect an exact rendition of the screen image. The triangulation also insures that almost any drawing will produce an interesting form.”’”

Calibamboo bCalifornia-based bamboo supplier and renewable material promoter CaliBamboo offers free materials to the best project, and last month NMD alumnus Chris Bagley bagged the prize for his bamboo ski capstone.

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UMaine New Media graduate Chris Bagley stepped outside of the box in 2009 when he switched from a Web-based capstone to start a local business premised on building environmentally responsible skis. The do-it-yourselfer built his own ski press in his garage and began turning out prototypes–and turning heads on the slopes. As the Bangor Daily News reports, this will be the first season his skis will be available to the general public, custom-built for both East Coast skiing conditions and to customer specifications.

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In an age when the Canadian government is muzzling scientists, religious groups are using special search engines like Jewogle to filter out unwanted results, and one in five Americans believes the earth is at the center of the solar system…you might just want to hear Randy Olson speak.

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10orono Without Borders Bells smaSeason seven of this venerable intermedia festival finds newly minted U-Me MFAs mixing it up with the likes of Fluxus mainstay Dick Higgins and DJ paul j. bosse, the “junky but funky beat mechanic.”

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Ready money for anyone willing to party like it’s 2007.

The Faculty Development Center, a division of Information Technologies, is looking for a new part-time employee as a Microsoft Office Trainer. This position would be perfect for someone who already has a job at UMaine (full-time or part-time – faculty, staff, classified) and just wants to expand the career and earn extra income.

MS Office Trainer This position requires developing and conducting training programs on MS- Office 2007 for the faculty and staff (Excel, Powerpoint, and possibly Access).

Candidate must have exceptional and strong command over MS -Office 2007 and excellent communication skills. Overall computer proficiency is a must, previous teaching or trainer experience is desirable. The ideal candidate will demonstrate patience and experience working with users at all levels of computer and desktop application knowledge.

More information: http://www.umaine.edu/it/employment/professional/mstrainer.php

Please forward this to anyone who might be interested. Thanks,

Andrei

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Ready money for anyone willing to party like it’s 2007.

The Faculty Development Center, a division of Information Technologies, is looking for a new part-time employee as a Microsoft Office Trainer. This position would be perfect for someone who already has a job at UMaine (full-time or part-time – faculty, staff, classified) and just wants to expand the career and earn extra income.

MS Office Trainer This position requires developing and conducting training programs on MS- Office 2007 for the faculty and staff (Excel, Powerpoint, and possibly Access).

Candidate must have exceptional and strong command over MS -Office 2007 and excellent communication skills. Overall computer proficiency is a must, previous teaching or trainer experience is desirable. The ideal candidate will demonstrate patience and experience working with users at all levels of computer and desktop application knowledge.

More information: http://www.umaine.edu/it/employment/professional/mstrainer.php

Please forward this to anyone who might be interested. Thanks,

Andrei

Josh Plourde at AEWC Offshore Wind sent this my way.

AEWC Advanced Structures & Composites Center is now accepting resumes for a paid student research assistant who would: •Create and edit promotional materials. •Cooperate in the development and design of web site. •Take leading role in iPad/iPhone app design and development.

Applicants should: •Be knowledgeable of several programming languages, including PHP and Javascript. •Be familiar with design standards. •Have strong New Media/Programming background. •Demonstrate strong communication skills. •Be available and willing to work 40 hours this summer and 20+ hours during the fall and spring semesters.

If interested, send resume and cover letter in PDF format to Elizabeth Viselli on First Class.

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Josh Plourde at AEWC Offshore Wind sent this my way.

AEWC Advanced Structures & Composites Center is now accepting resumes for a paid student research assistant who would:

•Create and edit promotional materials.

•Cooperate in the development and design of web site.

•Take leading role in iPad/iPhone app design and development.

Applicants should:

•Be knowledgeable of several programming languages, including PHP and Javascript.

•Be familiar with design standards.

•Have strong New Media/Programming background.

•Demonstrate strong communication skills.

•Be available and willing to work 40 hours this summer and 20+ hours during the fall and spring semesters.

If interested, send resume and cover letter in PDF format to Elizabeth Viselli on First Class.

Have you ever played a guitar that sounds like a thunderstorm? Worn glasses that automatically upload a photographic history of your everyday life? Schussed down Sugarloaf with skis made from organic materials?

MelansonThis Wednesday, thirty-five New Media seniors will rock the U-Me campus with a night of curb-jumping capstones.

CatalinaHeld in Lord Hall from 4 to 6pm on Wednesday 28 April (Maine Day), this event showcases senior projects that reveal or transform what we take in with our eyes, ears, and even taste buds. More than one-off student projects, many of these startups already have sizable audiences, proving that an economy in the dumps is little deterent to the creative undergrads of the University of Maine’s New Media Department.

Open Your Eyes: The 2010 Capstone Night

Wednesday 28 April 4-6pm

Lord Hall

Find out more about projects featured in the 2010 Capstone Night

I am working on building a website for my senior capstone and I need your help.
It is a free website that offers young musicians and professionals to have a place to post their original/non-copyrighted scores of music through educational/instructional videos as well as written score sheets. This site is geared towards having users teaching and helping users learn all things related to the musical instrument. The goal of this site is to have you, the user, provide the content. It is important users on this site come to the aid others, give a sense of a supportive community, so they can learn the art and joy of music. Anyone is allowed to view the videos, score sheets, and add comments. However, you must have a user account in order to upload content.

I am looking for users, who right now, have prior knowledge of music and are able to contribute these instrument educational videos.These videos do not have to be long. Keep the videos to less then 10 minutes. I would like my users to teach how to play an instrument that they feel they are strongest in. You can demonstrate the instrument of your choosing. It can cover the basics of playing that instrument, or it can be more challenging lessons for those users who want to push their talents further. As long as it is relevant to the instrument. You could even show them how to read the music for that instrument, how to keep time, or even how to write music for that instrument. As you can see, the possibilities of what to show users is endless. Also if you don’t have a lot of time just adding 1 video would be extremely helpful and then you can contribute at your own pace. If you need more information I would be happy to help.

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Save the world, get a scholarship.

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Wednesday, January 27, 2010

I am a faculty in the Mechanical Engineering Department. I research in the areas of robotics and prosthetics.

We are in immediate need for help with some graphic design and sketching work for my lab. I have a few jobs that an art student with some digital graphics background will be able to complete. This includes making digital sketches for our experimental set ups, drawings of our robot, concept design for future robots and website logo design etc. The artist will compensated appropriately for their work.

Would you be able to help me locate an artist who can help me?

Thanks for you time. Regards, Ashish Deshpande (via First Class)

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