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New Media Capstone Exhibition Today to Showcase Creativity

Several of this year’s most popular capstone themes, the integration of education and gaming and the integration of technology in the classroom, will be among the student exhibits and presentations at today’s 2011 New Media Capstone Night at the Collins Center for the Arts. The public is invited to the free event, scheduled 7-9 p.m.

John Mondor’s study of teaching geopolitics via gaming technology was judged to be among the best projects recently at the annual Center for Undergraduate Research and Undergraduate Showcase, along with Jonathan Simpson and Zev Eisenberg’s “Kinesthetic Computing” project. Ian McClure’s and Joel Martin’s capstones also examine technology’s encroachment into educational settings, while Elysa Woodhead has already launched a career teaching technical skills to older people before she’s even graduated college.

Shared creativity is another theme of this year’s capstones, as seen in Chloe Lapointe’s innovative comic book publishing platform, Corey Butler’s peer-to-peer photography network, and Zack Glidden and Jade Damboise-Taplin’s “Indie Maine” music and art label. The New Media website (http://newmedia.umaine.edu/feature.php?id=957) has additional details about the exhibits.

Contact: George Manlove, (207) 581-3756

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