Thursday, May 25, 2006

Exploring New Frontiers: The STA @ FUTURE

Strategic Technology Alliance is meeting at FUTURE: the Center for Technology Transfer and Design...

We are gathered at FUTURE and listening to David Moss, FUTURE Director, of an overview of the Center and how it started from the collective thought of a brainstorming group of Professors and creatives. The Business Incubator will occupy ultimately over half of the space here for business incubation. Cross institutional efforts will be supported with talent and creatives from across the region.

Other FUTURE partners include One Cleveland

Production network will be created to handle the enormous demand for creative projects; the underlying mission is to create pathways for students and industry to slow brain drain. VR labs are being networked regionally, drive every design curriculum project we have across the region.

Kristen Baumlier, Chair of T.I.M.E. provides an overview of the work of students. Team projects will be needed for the students to push game design further. We are looking at a medium that math theory has generated. Students have combined techniques to build narrative and messaging for new virtual spaces. Students have explored the application of 2-D to 3 D spaces. In the future, we will have the capacity to navigate space in any way we desire.

Carnegie Mellon has connected with research strongly and we are starting to make these connections here. A media clip is shown the visualizes information - and in this case, sound.

Amanda Almon, new Chair of BioMedical Art - BioMedical Art, formerly known as medical illustration. Looking forward from textbooks to virtual applications. There are only 2 programs in the Country. NEO has good assets and investments in capabilities to visualize research for innovative solutions within digital media. Educational applications of VR example: macro degeneration.

Media goals for the program include digital illustration; 2 and 3D modeling and animation; medical sculpture; multimedia design, motion graphics; TV, film, web applications. Over 10,000 new models exist at CIA. Think in terms of virtual applications of 3D animations.

CCF BioMedical Department partners with CIA to produce new media information models. VR 3D Anatomy is also explored. Examples show and demonstrate media animation in small samples. The opportunity is to explore large scale applications. Student can be contracted out on a free lance basis. Any professional project that cross references different departments and capabilities goes through FUTURE.


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