Meditation on Media in Oberlin and London

Meditation on Media in Oberlin and London

Team Members Christiana Rose “Meditation on Media in Oberlin and London” is an interactive installation that will investigate the impact of cross-disciplinary media in two distinct locations, Oberlin and London, rural and metropolitan, on collective social and political change. It will challenge and ask participants to consider the political and social power of media. XARTS Fund Recipient, Fall...

Fin

Team Members   Kirk Pearson Patrick Gilfether Every day, hundreds of tuna are captured off the coast of Indonesia. Within just 72 hours, they are chilled, packaged, shipped, processed, auctioned, prepared, and served 3,500 miles away— in Tokyo. This January, we will be sailing through the coastal waters of Banda Aceh, catching a flight with a fish across the Pacific ocean, basking in the salty air of the Tsukiji tuna market, and joining a dinner at a well-lit sushi restaurant: tracking a single tuna from Sumatran sea to Japanese metropolis. Through film, composition, sound design, and computer programming, Fin is an interactive multimedia piece that tells the story of our planet’s incredible, yet seldom considered, network of food manufacturing. From the home of an Acehnese fishermen to the tungsten glow of a Tokyo restaurant, each frame of the process will be filmed as a cinematic portrait using parallel camera movements and blocking. These narratives will then be recombined into a unique filmic interactive called an “exquisite corpse.” As the viewer watches the film, they will be able to switch between the heads, bodies, and legs of each character. The audience will literally have the power to superimpose the diner with the cargo merchant, or the chef with the boat captain. It will manifest the many characters directly responsible for our food, drawing attention to their interconnectedness and fluidity. Fin seeks to tell the story of a single piece of sashimi from both global and individual perspectives. In offering the opportunity to arrive at personal narratives, we ask viewers to disentangle the net of industry in order to see more...
Remugio

Remugio

Team Members Paul Hansen Finn Kuusisto Fred Turkington Remugio is a testing platform for video. Users upload videos, create like/dislike buttons for the aspects of their video that they want feedback on, and see what viewers think in real time. Remugio is simple to use and has a broad range of applications, from advertising to politics to education. LaunchU 2016...
i Learn Live

i Learn Live

Team Members Stephen Baer I Learn Live is the ultimate classroom training solution. Leveraging the power of just-in-time teaching and flipped classroom methodologies, this software solution allows instructors to customize their class (real-time) moving between slides, videos, games, polls, mobile messaging, points, badges, and leaderboards. I Learn Live successfully converts any classroom lesson into an interactive experience, resulting in more engaged students and more information retained. Note: Rebranded as Cognio in 2016. LaunchU 2016...
The Kingston Food Exchange

The Kingston Food Exchange

Team Members Zachary Lewis Bradford Beckerman Benjamin Giardullo The Kingston Food Exchange is a local food ‘hedge fund’ with a multitude of components located in the Hudson Valley. We operate a local/organic grocery store, a food hall, and a manufacturing kitchen where we produce our own products for distribution. Located in Kingston and Beacon, NY. LaunchU 2016...