Posts Tagged 'art'

Poster To Commemorate Anniversay

Since the inception of Imagine RIT in 2008 we have hosted a poster design contest for RIT students to showcase their artistic innovation and creativity.

And this year is no exception.

With upwards of 70 entries annually, the online voting gallery is always a big hit among students, faculty, and staff as well as anyone who decides to visit our website to vote for their favorites.

The winner is announced by mid-March and then visitors to Imagine RIT can pick up a free copy of the winning design printed in a vertical, 14″ x 20″ format, suitable for displaying in a dorm room, home or office.

Are you a collector of posters from festivals past?  Perhaps you are missing one?  Visit our website where you can download and print any one of the past nine years’ winners.

RIT students who wish to enter this year’s contest may do so by February 17.

In commemoration of the 10-year anniversary of Imagine RIT, we have created a compilation poster displaying nine years’ of posters in a grid format. This is also available for download on our website, and after Intersession (holiday break) we will make this poster available to students, faculty and staff for pick up in specific locations around campus.  Stay tuned!


Cascade – Music at your Finger Tips!

Each Tuesday between now and Imagine RIT on Saturday, May 3, 2014, we will share exclusive festival highlights.
Cascade makes musical expression simple and exciting for visitors of all ages. This exhibit was designed and developed by students in the New Media Design and Development programs, in collaboration with a student from the Eastman School of Music and an industrial design student at RIT. The team was inspired by the wavelike properties of water, which helped them to develop their concept.
Don’t have any prior knowledge of music? No problem! Cascade seeks to help visitors express themselves in a unique way—by allowing them to make music without already understanding music theory. Visitors can use interactive touch surfaces to manipulate the audio and onscreen visuals. These surfaces were created using acrylic flushed with infrared light and integrated flowing water to reduce friction. Using gestures such as tapping and pressing, you can create a myriad of notes that combine into your own personal song!
Be sure to stop by this exhibit to experiment with sound and enjoy the stunning visual displays.
Exhibitors: Tyler Stegall, Christopher Blackman, Andrew Gucwa, Matthew Kinbaum, Kelly Meegan, Katharine Read, Tyler Sposato, Marc Laroussini, Megan Kushner and Jan Dvorak


Imagine RIT Poster Contest Winner!

Imagine RIT Poster Contest Winner!

The winning design in this year’s Imagine RIT: Innovation and Creativity Festival poster contest was created by Sophia Del Plato, a third-year graphic design student at Rochester Institute of Technology. Pick up a free copy of the poster Saturday May 3rd, 2014 at Imagine RIT!

Voting for Imagine RIT 2014 Poster Contest begins!

Follow the link below to choose your two favorite poster submissions from this year!

Imagine RIT: Tips for Exhibitors

  • Define the topic/project you want to showcase at the festival.
  • Who are your fellow exhibitors?  Determine a primary point of contact to submit a proposal.  Collect t-shirt sizes and meal-card preferences.
  • Consider your audience. Age is important, but also, who will be interested in your topic and how much will they already know?  This will help determine your title and description as marketing points, as well as how to structure talking points and visual aids.
  • Create an exhibit title that is succinct, clever, and informative.
  • Write a summary description that will compel visitors to add your exhibit to their festival itinerary.
  • Watch a proposal system tutorial on Youtube.
  • Submit your proposal!