Category Archives: EMC

The Power of Play: Spacebox part of Chicago Design Museum Exhibit

The Power of Play  How did a cardboard box make its way into a museum? By playing with the ordinary until it became extraordinary. Champlain College’s Emergent Media Center Sandbox Team brought its project, SpaceBox, to the Chicago Design Museum’s Hey! Play! exhibit this fall, where it will stay until February 2018, running parallel to its showcasing in the Innovation Playground exhibit at ECHO, Leahy Center for Lake Champlain.

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EMC Projects Featured in VermontBiz

Champlain College’s Sandbox team at the Emergent Media Center (EMC) has partnered with ECHO, Leahy Center for Lake Champlain and Generator maker space to create an interactive exhibit at the aquarium. The exhibit, called “Innovation Playground” includes three of the EMC’s recent projects: Spacebox, Graffiniti, and Variance. VermontBiz recently published an article about the exhibit, […]

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Students create a new kind of virtual reality

Exploring virtual worlds through the eyes and nose is becoming a reality. For the past six months, a team of students from the Emergent Media Center have been working on creating a multi-sense virtual reality experience with an emphasis on scents. The experience is called “Eden” and is set in an upscale cocktail bar. There […]

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Patent pending for student created game

Traveling through space has never been easier. All that is needed is a cardboard box and a little imagination thanks to a group of students and faculty from the Emergent Media Center. The team created the SpaceBox Game which is a full-body interactive game where players sit in a box and control the on-screen rocketship with their movements. To reach the goal, players have to dodge asteroids and avoid enemy ships.

With the help of an agent, the team applied for a patent to the United States Patent and Trademark Office and it is in the pending process. SpaceBox is currently featured at ECHO Lake Aquarium and Science Center as part of their Innovation Playground exhibit. It also will be displayed after Sept. 25 at the Chicago Design Museum as part of their “HEY! PLAY! Games in Modern Culture” exhibition.

Alayna Masker-’19

SpaceBox Project Selected for Game Developers Conference

The EMERGENT MEDIA CENTER’S Sandbox team has been selected to showcase their SPACEBOX project at the 2017 GAME DEVELOPERS CONFERENCE (GDC) ALT.CTRL.GDC 2017   SpaceBox was designed and constructed by the Emergent Media Center SandBox team comprised of Champlain students mentored by CCM faculty Ken Howell and MFA alumni Terry Sehr. Using an ordinary cardboard box, the team blended reality and […]

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Emergent Media Center Celebrates 10th Anniversary

EMC KICKS OFF 10TH ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION Associate Dean Ann DeMarle, Director of the Champlain College Emergent Media Center (EMC) announces the launch of a year-long campaign celebrating the 10th anniversary of the EMC and its programs. “We’ve done a lot in the past ten years. And we are celebrating this entire year – online and in person – […]

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