Category Archives: Innovate

Design Challenge 2019

By: Audrey Waggoner ’21 The EMC has partnered with the Heritage Winooski Mill Museum for our Spring 2019 Design Challenge. The team consists of Champlain College students coming from a diverse range of majors, from Communications to Game Programming to Filmmaking. The museum is a unique space in the old Champlain Mill that overlooks the […]

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Julia Swift

By: Alexis Dunn ’19 This Summer, Julia Swift joined the Emergent Media Center (EMC) as a faculty consultant to work with a team of students on a brand new 360 degree VR film experience. She created a prototype with the student staff that was debuted on the first night of the South End Art Hop.  […]

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Art Hop 2018

By: Alexis Dunn ’19 Silent Connections is a 360 video experience using virtual reality technology (VR) to allow the user to see what it’s like to live life in someone else’s shoes. The user takes on the role of Alex, a student, friend, child, nature enthusiast, and a deaf person. The experience was created by […]

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What’s New at the EMC?

By: Alexis Dunn ’19   Summer at the Emergent Media Center is an expansive and exciting time. New projects are created, old ones are finished up, and sometimes existing programs are reimagined and reworked to make something new. Flight, is a full body, interactive flying experience created by the sandbox team around two years ago. […]

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A Brief Interview with the MakerLab’s Summer Artist in Residence

By: Alexis Dunn ’19   For the first time ever, the MakerLab is hosting an artist in residence for the summer. Sophie Zeman- Hale is a fiber artist who attends School of the Art Institute of Chicago. She is here for the summer to create pieces for the MakerLab, collaborate on projects, host workshops, and […]

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

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 virtual reality that the EMC has been working on for the […]

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How is Virtual Reality Changing our Reality?

By Kes Speelman I 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 […]

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Spacebox’s Debut at Game Developers Conference 2017

SpaceBox was designed and constructed by an Emergent Media Center (EMC) team of Champlain students mentored by Professor Ken Howell and Terry Sehr, MFA alumni and Faculty Advisor. SpaceBox is meant to bring childhood wonder to life, a magical time when we make believe, taking ourselves on any adventure we imagine. Using an ordinary cardboard […]

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