Author: Megan Lovelady

Beyond Dance Dance Revolution

Walking into this panel, one would have expected a round-robin discussion amongst the five panelists about new technologies that incorporate dance and tech, yet the panel consisted of an advanced discussion about two projects. The first project in cooperation with the Guerrilla Dance Project was the Rolling Stones, and the second project was Danceroom-Spectroscopy, which...

Fisher and Richards talking about videogames for kids

What Left 4 Dead Can Teach Us About Kids’ Games

Zombies, guns and explosions are things one might associate with the videogame Left4Dead, but these cooperative types of videogames share similar qualities as videogames for children. Videogames created for kids focus primarily on child development and can be used as a means supplement learning. According to Anne Richards, No Crusts Interactive, games for kids should...

Beyond a Thousand Words: Accessible Complex Data

Data visualizations gained popularity as a means to capture large amounts of information to create  visually appealing and simplified means of explaining information. Some companies have begun to use graphical representations to show differences and quantities of data in a simplified form and provide more access to people with disabilities. “Graphical visualizations provide lots of...

Erasing Lines Between Physical and Digital Worlds

Integrating technology into daily routine has been adopted by many different companies’ products in hopes of reaching consumers in a innovative way. Some areas of interest in the convergence of the digital world and the real world discussed were the areas of gaming and health. Location based gaming was the main focus of discussion about...

Securing the Cloud: What’s Your Cloud Entry Point?

Information either stored or accessed through the cloud technologies has produced a number of problems for both companies and consumers. As the use of cloud technologies increases, many people have become concerned with the stagnating method of security stemming from models physical storage models. The datacenter of cloud computing has altered the previous static control...

Tech Superwomen: Mentors and Mentees, FTW

The first thoughts that might come to mind could be “Girl Power” and feminists, yet contribution, helping and aiding the personal growth of others more appropriately describes Tech Superwomen: Mentors and Mentees, FTW. Mentorship conjured a number of different ideals and definitions for panelists. While there are many ways to find a mentor within any...

Anime: More than Cartoons

Japanese style of animation or Anime has grown from a small niche market of viewers to more ever growing and evolving audience. Another trend within the world of outrageous hairdo’s and intense action within this world of Anime is the collaboration between different forms of media.