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‘Eden’ - An Olfactory Virtual Reality Experience Coming to South End Art Hop

‘Eden’ – An Olfactory Virtual Reality Experience Coming to South End Art Hop

Sarah Jerger Sep 6, 2017
(Above) The EMC Eden development team: Students (L>R) Duncan Carroll, Yvonne Lee, Dana Steinhoff, Sean Kennedy, Tyler Bolster, and Steven Margolin (front). Far right, Faculty Advisor Terry Sehr.Champlain College’s Emergent Media Center (EMC) will showcase the combination of virtual reality (VR)  that blends what you are seeing with environmental smells at the 25th Annual South End Art Hop on Friday, Sept. 8 on Pine Street.The Olfactory VR Project is an experiment with using smell in… Read More
‘Eden’ – An Olfactory Virtual Reality Experience Coming to South End Art Hop
More than Technology

More than Technology

Sarah Jerger Aug 11, 2017
By Kes SpeelmanIn the last couple of blogs, I talked about the different technology the Emergent Media Center (EMC) uses and expands upon such as Virtual Reality (VR) and 3D printing. However, the EMC doesn’t only allow students to learn and practice skills in a technical aspect, it also allows students to gain valuable life skills. “[The EMC] has helped me learn a lot about communication, especially with clients, superiors and coworkers,” said EMC’s Stern Center web programmer David Mar… Read More
More than Technology
Imagination is Yours to Print

Imagination is Yours to Print

Sarah Jerger Aug 4, 2017
By Kes SpeelmanImagine you’re in the future. You are in your garage, listening to some heavy metal while fixing up your jeep when all of the sudden, you accidentally rip the handle off the door. You try to reattach the handle, but the plastic on the handle itself is broken. You just have to get a new handle. But going to an auto part store and finding the right handle is tedious and often expensive. So you gather the blueprint of the handle from the owner’s manual and print out a new handle… Read More
Imagination is Yours to Print
How is Virtual Reality Changing our Reality?

How is Virtual Reality Changing our Reality?

Sarah Jerger Jul 31, 2017
By Kes SpeelmanI walked through the overly crowded walkway, staring at the colorful map of Cedar Point Amusement Park. A brisk breeze from Lake Erie made my hair dance. A tap on my shoulder. I looked up and my friend pointed to a stand. Virtual Reality (VR) Beta Testing. We hurried over and read the sign. For those 13 and over, experience the Iron Dragon like never before! Cedar Point wants you to beta test VR on one of our most beloved rides.“We have to do this!” my friend said. Wh… Read More
How is Virtual Reality Changing our Reality?
New Manager, New Business

New Manager, New Business

Sarah Jerger Jun 20, 2017
By Kes Speelman“If there is someone who thinks they might have a project that would be a good fit for the EMC team, then I’ll vet that project to see if we would be able to partner, to see if we’re aligned as far as budgets, timelines and deliverables go.  And [I] also make sure there’s some type of mission to create some sort of positive social changes and impact with our work,” said the Emergent Media Center’s new Business Development Manager Kerri Tracy.Kerri is our newest staff member h… Read More
New Manager, New Business
Speaking of Communication

Speaking of Communication

Sarah Jerger Jun 16, 2017
By Kes SpeelmanHuman beings are naturally social creatures. We have a biological need to socialize that has enabled mankind to create hundreds of languages and dozens of mediums to communicate with. We can talk directly, write notes, post on social media, create videos, etc. And we keep making more!With so many different ways to communicate, the medium is just as important as the message itself. For our own personal accounts, it’s easy to determine what and how we want to share messages wi… Read More
Speaking of Communication
Best Way to Learn

Best Way to Learn

Sarah Jerger Jun 9, 2017
By Kes Speelman As the last post mentioned, there are three big concepts that the new students believe the EMC encompasses: collaboration, openness and experiential learning. The EMC hires students to explore new technologies and work on real life projects. Especially when it comes to trying to promote social change. One of our latest projects, in collaboration with the Stern Center, provides such opportunity.The Stern Center for Language and Learning is a non-profit learning center… Read More
Best Way to Learn