digital davinci 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!

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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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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Nathan Towles and Evan Reynolds: Synesthesia Project

The goal of this project is to create an immersive, live, musical performance piece that provides the means to not only engage an audience’s auditory senses, in the traditional manner through the sounds, but also their visual senses through tightly-coupled, vibrant, visual displays. The design of Synesthesia was inspired by a combination…
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Gingerbread Bromo Seltzer Tower

JHU students created a Baltimore-themed gingerbread house based on the iconic Bromo Seltzer Tower. The DMC’s 3-D printer was used to create the top of the tower, and the ice cream cone trees were lit from the inside with LEDs. An Arduino motorized fondant Raven skated on a mirrored pond…
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Interactive Soft Sculpture

In April 2011, a group of students created soft sculptures with interactive circuits for display in the Soft Circuits gallery show at Transmodern 2011. The sculptures were hand sewn from cotton fabric, dyed and natural wool, hand spun yard, and filled with batting. Battery operated circuits were created with conductive…
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Interstices

  Interstices was a dynamic light installation in the Gillman Tunnel. The installation, which responded to nearby motion and ambient temperature, was conceived and built by Hopkins students and staff. This interdisciplinary multimedia project brought together artists and programmers, hardware and software. The electronic components of the piece include 128 RGB LEDs,…
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Twitter Jay and the Recyclists

JHU students organized the first Hopkins team entry in the world-renowned Baltimore Kinetic Sculpture Race. Complying with stringent race requirements, student engineers and artists collaborated to create a human-powered sculpture to compete in an all-terrain race that traverses sand, mud and water. Twitter Jay, the team’s entry, represents the best…
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