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Light and Sound Interactive conference puts Rochester at center of growing fields

Light and Sound Interactive conference puts Rochester at center of growing fields

September 26, 2017

Inspired by Austin’s South by Southwest conference, the organizers of this year’s event partnered with RIT and the City of Rochester to highlight the region as a source for innovation.

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Composer Mark Watters says new media is changing the score

Composer Mark Watters says new media is changing the score

September 26, 2017

The Emmy winner has composed musical scores for movies, television, video games, even the Olympics. At the inaugural Light and Sound Interactive, he shares his thoughts on this rapidly changing field.

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Designing a world of immersive sound

Designing a world of immersive sound

September 8, 2017

Using a new approach to flat-panel design, Mark Bocko and his team are creating inexpensive prototypes of speakers that double as wall hangings and overhead lights.

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Conference, expo puts spotlight on light and sound technologies

Conference, expo puts spotlight on light and sound technologies

September 7, 2017

Rochester has the ingredients to create its own Silicon Valley in emerging imaging and audio technologies. That’s the vision of the organizers of Light and Sound Interactive, a conference and expo that will showcase how Rochester can play a leading role in such growing fields as augmented and virtual reality (AR/VR), and interactive games and media. Oscar-winning filmmaker Ang Lee is among this year’s keynotes.

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Ang Lee to keynote Light and Sound Interactive

Ang Lee to keynote Light and Sound Interactive

August 29, 2017

The two-time Oscar winner forLife of Pi and Brokeback Mountain will show clips from his films and discuss the challenges of shooting in a groundbreaking 3D, 24-frames-per-second format.

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Making Rochester an epicenter of light and sound innovation

Making Rochester an epicenter of light and sound innovation

August 22, 2017

Rochester has the unique potential to become an international hub for light and sound innovation, according to Joel Seligman and David Munson, presidents of the University of Rochester and Rochester Institute of Technology, respectively.

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Light and Sound Interactive conference and expo debuts September 12-14

Light and Sound Interactive conference and expo debuts September 12-14

July 28, 2017

The University is among the major sponsors of the event, highlighting innovations in augmented and virtual reality, interactive media and games, film, audio and music, imaging, displays, health care, optics, and photonics.

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Human-Computer Interaction class creates programs, apps to improve lives

Human-Computer Interaction class creates programs, apps to improve lives

May 19, 2017

Students in this class spend two months developing a technical product that could potentially be deployed in the wider world, with the goal of using computing to solve pressing problems in society.

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Engineering skills meet ‘real world’ challenges

Engineering skills meet ‘real world’ challenges

May 3, 2017

From drones that see color to devices that help veterinarians extract the objects our pets swallow, this year’s Design Day showcases 87 seniors projects from students in five engineering departments and computer science.

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Breaking boundaries with video games

Breaking boundaries with video games

April 25, 2017

At the “Breaking Boundaries: Video Games in Teaching, Learning, Research, and Design” event, students and scholars discussed the impact of games on learning and culture, while getting a chance to play.

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