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Seniors in digital media showcase projects

May 24, 2017

Seniors in the Digital Media Studies program took center stage in Rettner Hall earlier this month to present the culmination of a year-long capstone project. A celebration and exhibition hybrid, the ceremony provided the opportunity for the seniors to explain their work, and mingle with their professors and fellow students one final time.

Michael Jarvis, an associate professor of history and the director of the Digital Media Studies Program, oversaw the students, who worked in teams, and joined them for the duration of the event.

“All of these capstone projects were completed, had successful launches, and will live on after their creators graduate,” he said, adding that the students “were wonderfully engaged, focused, and worked well together—valuable achievements that will be much in demand in their future digital media workplaces.”

Here’s a brief description of each of the projects:

Emergence:
Team: Anna Lenhert, Molly Nemer, Amy Scarfelli, Lotte Skutch, and Tess Stone
Designed as a re-imagination of a Finnish creation story, Emergence is a digital art installation combining video, animation, original sound and music, motion detection, and complex multi-surface projection.

 

SounD CHK:
Team: Christian Cieri, Ruairi Conway, Marjorie Cuerdo, and Nathan Raymond
A hybrid experiment in fusing traditional print and smartphone digital media, SoundChK immerses users and readers in original local music coming from the Rochester community.

 

URAbroad:
Team: Joy Bian, Yoonsie Kim, Courtney Kuhn, Yichen Lu, and Zoe Tiet
A social media app that connects University of Rochester students dispersed around the globe, URabroad is designed to streamline conversation between former, current, and future abroad students.

 

A Matter of Refuge:
Team: Carlos Richer and Mingjian Zhang
A visually impressive video game modification in a fictitious, post-apocalyptic world, A Matter of Refuge draws on “cognitive empathy” to encourage players to appreciate the struggles and hardships of refugees.

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