creative use of technology

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.”

Project Grip: Creating touch for VR environments

Virtual reality today is missing a core element of the reality that it emulates: touch. To fill that gap, Nikhil Baddam and Owen Friesen are constructing a haptic glove for Virtual Reality Environments

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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“Stock Images of War”: Assault Recovery in VR

LK’s project, Stock Images of War, 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…
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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!

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.

RoboJay

Campus tours are one of the most effective ways to showcase JHU to potential students. With assistance from the Office of Admissions, “RoboJay” will guide tour groups, starting from its charging station in Mason Hall, through the beginning portion of the JHU Undergraduate Tour, focusing on the robots that live…
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Interactive Floor Projection System

The interactive projection system prototype displays images on the floor that are responsive to the movement of people through the environment. The movement of the objects on the floor triggers different animations that “follow” the person, creating an interactive experience with the students. The team leveraged a Java API endpoint…
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