Jordan Douglas is a noted Burlington, Vermont photographer who teaches black-and-white darkroom and digital photography as an adjunct professor in the Division of Communication and Creative Media at Champlain College. His current body of work is entitled, “Shadows and Vines,” a series of black and white images that were taken using a $25 plastic medium format […]
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.
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, […]
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 […]
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.
On Sept. 8, a group of 25 Broadcast Media Production students from Champlain College set up four cameras for a live broadcast of the annual South End Art Hop, interviewing organizers, artists, and spectators as well as getting hands-on experience in set-up, camera operation, directing, producing, reporting, and break-down. The group set up on Pine […]
On Thursday, Sept. 7, the Solid State Logic Truck made a stop on campus, and parked near the library to provide a chance for students to check out the truck and the equipment. The truck has two demo systems as well as an array of the highest broadcasting technology. It is described as “a professional, comfortable listening environment” on the Solid State Logic website.
Thanks to Sonic Arts Associate Professor Eric Sample, who helped coordinate the event, Champlain students were able to board the truck and learn about the technology and the recording capabilities of Solid State Logic. Though only five people may enter the truck at a time, it boasts computers outside in order to provide entertainment and education to a larger group at a time. This was a perfect opportunity for Broadcasting students, and others, to experience this state of the art technology and to learn more about the process of recording in a unique setting.
Cailey McCalister ’18
Endangered Alphabets Marks International Mother Language Day
Writer, artist, and Champlain College professor Tim Brookes blends linguistics, calligraphy, politics and art in an exhibition that opens on the college campus on Feb. 21, International Mother Languages Day–a day that celebrates the principles of embracing diversity and cultural acceptance on a global scale.
The exhibition will be on the second floor of the Communications and Creative Media building on the Champlain campus. It will run from February 20-March 10, and will be open to the public as well as to the Champlain community. Official gallery hours for the public are 10 a.m. until 5 p.m. Monday through Friday, and 11 a.m. until 3 p.m. on Saturdays, though members of the Champlain community may visit it at any time.
Toni Lee Sangastiano’s Elephant Sculptures at Shelburne Museum
Toni Lee Sangastiano is an artist, designer, Ph.D. candidate and Associate Professor at Champlain College in the Division of Communication and Creative Media. She is reknowned for her realistic portraits of sideshow performers and is one of the leading sideshow banner painters in the United States. Inspired by the final elephant performance at Ringling Brothers and Barnum & Bailey Circus, Sangastiano will review a brief history of the elephants at Ringling Brothers. Her elephant sculptures featured in Papering the Town: Circus Posters in America will be displayed and Sangastiano will be speaking during two different events at the museum and her artwork will be on view until January 22, 2017.
2016 GAME STUDIO SENIOR SHOW Eight games, representing a variety of genres, were selected to be showcased at Champlain College’s annual Game Studio Senior Show & Reception. The show is one of the College’s signature events. Game industry recruiters from all over the U.S. and Montreal attend to scout emerging talent. The event features a presentation […]