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Cute Circuit, SoundShirt

Alumnus Ryan Genz wins Time magazine Invention of the Year

Alumnus Ryan Genz and his partner Francesca Rosella of  CuteCircuit have won one of Time magazine’s Best Inventions of 2020. Their “SoundShirt” is outfitted with 30 tiny haptic motors that vibrate according to sound, enabling the wearer to feel music “in a visceral way.”

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Knowledge Bites webinar on New Media careers

“Knowledge Bites” webinars offer digital skill-building, career advice

Following the success of New Media’s December “Knowledge Bites” webinar on coding a mobile app, this webinar tackles a topic requested by three-quarters of respondents to our recent poll: how to find and get jobs that make creative use of digital media and computing. The presenters will be recent graduates of the University of Maine’s […]

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Sounds of Maine-Eliza Bennett

    At the core of every interaction between human, object, and space is an intricate relationship that continuously shifts and changes in the face of modernization and technological advancements. Everyday, humans develop new requirements and fresh needs that require improvements to build better experiences with technology as the most powerful driver for change. This […]

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Annie Hepburn

I recently graduated UMaine with a double major in New Media and Social Work. After graduation I moved back to my hometown of Eliot, Maine, and have been engaged in freelance work. I volunteered with a nonprofit called “Pathways Thru Aging”, where I helped design a website, logo, and social media marketing plan for the […]

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