Digital Da Vinci Award

The Digital Da Vinci Award

Leonardo Da Vinci was the quintessential Renaissance thinker who combined ideas from many disciplines. What ideas do you have to lead us into a new era? What tools, materials, and mentoring would it take to get your idea off the napkin and into the real world? Is your idea Leonardo-worthy? The DMC has money available for creative projects!

Axel, the Guitar-Playing Robot

Justin Joyce, with the assistance of Gautam Prabhu and Russ Huang, completed a prototype in Spring of 2018 for a unique guitar-playing robot design called “Axel.”

Outdoor LED Umbrella

Robert Li’s LED Umbrella Project includes the creation and display of 4 large outdoor umbrellas decorated with LEDs that are controlled by an Arduino. The Arduino is an open source microcontroller that Robert codes to control the colors and patterns of the LED strips. This project is currently in the…
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Sexual Assault Recovery in VR

LK’s project, is a 360 film about recovery and the emotional turmoil that comes with the trauma after surviving sexual assault. LK thought it extremely important to make her film in 360 Virtual Reality film format. Using this format, the viewer is no longer a passive observer, but instead becomes…
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View from the Nest: Class of 2017

View from the Nest: Class of 2017 was an opportunity for seniors to capture their last semester on campus. This project was a virtual yearbook, open-sourcing footage from seniors to create a video montage that was shown at graduation. Using funds from the DMC’s Creative Use of Technology Grant, the…
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ENLIGHTEN

Amelia Voos and her team (Max Jarcho, Dan Matsumoto, Danielle Naassana, Bridget Chen, K.J. Burnett, TJ Jois, Irving Nestor, and Chris Wend) combined their efforts with technical support and artistic guidance from the DMC to create this interactive artwork, “Enlighten” which debuted at JHU’s 2016 Lighting of the Quads. Enlighten…
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Member Profile: Benjamin Pierce and Kemi Oguntona

Jamie and Kemi created a multimedia dance composition including live dance and video projections for the 2016 Temps d’Afrique annual dance showcase. Their intention was to create a digital dance team. To get this effect, they combined pre-recorded graphics and a live dancer whose careful choreography interacted with the graphics…
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MoTrack Therapy

MoTrack Therapy is a software application that uses the Leap Motion tracking device to let users practice hand and wrist physical therapy at home.

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