Posts Tagged 'festival'

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!

innovation + creativity = 10

That’s right!

On Saturday, May 6, 2017, we will celebrate the ten-year anniversary of Imagine RIT: Innovation and Creativity Festival.

Mark your calendars and look for many more blog posts about what we have in store for our anniversary – which also happens to be Dr. Bill Destler’s finale as President!

By the way, if you are reading this and you were an exhibitor in the inaugural festival (2008)? We want to hear from you!  Please respond in the comments and let us know if (and how) we can contact you.

Only 200 Days…?

That’s right, folks!

The countdown has already begun with 200 days until the 8th annual Imagine RIT: Innovation and Creativity Festival.

Time and again I run into people out in the community who say, “What do you do at RIT?” Answer: “I coordinate the Imagine RIT Festival.” Only to hear the follow up response, “Oh, yeah, I’ve heard that’s a great event. We haven’t made it there yet.”

I think to myself, “Do you mean you have not been among the 200,000 visitors who have made it to the festival since its inception in 2008? Hmmm…”

Well, if this conversation describes YOU don’t let another year go by without carving out some time – even one hour – to visit this unique, fun, and educational festival that “engages all ages.”

And guess what? It’s absolutely FREE!

So mark your calendar for Saturday, May 2, 2015, 10 a.m. until 5 p.m., rain or shine.

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Don’t know what the festival is all about?

Picture the RIT campus, both indoors and out, covered with 400+ exhibits put on by our very own students, faculty and staff, covering any and all topics related to Science, Technology, Engineering, the Arts and Math (STEAM).

Plus…live entertainment and lots of food!

Check out our website for more information, and please follow us on Facebook or Twitter.

RIT Center for MAGIC hosts Adobe’s Michael Gough!

The RIT Center for MAGIC is excited to host Michael Gough, Vice President of Experience Design and Creativity at Adobe and the leader of Adobe’s Experience Design (XD) Team, an internal design practice focusing on the next generation of digitally enabled experiences. Mr. Gough is eager to demonstrate the opportunities for collaboration between RIT and Adobe.

Mr. Gough will also be touring the campus that day to visit with students from MAGIC, New Media, IGM, Design, etc. He is particularly interested in seeing and commenting on student work, meeting with members of the RIT community (both faculty and staff), and “seeing what Imagine RIT is all about”. We look forward to receiving Mr. Gough as a special guest as this is a one-time opportunity that you and your family won’t want to miss at Imagine RIT, Saturday, May 3, 2014!

Here is a short video Adobe put together as an homage to creativity. Imagination matters!

 

 

Sonar Class Adaptive Sailing Devices

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Each Tuesday between now and Imagine RIT on Saturday, May 3, 2014, we will share exclusive festival highlights.

Sailing is an activity that promotes lifelong wellness and a sense of freedom not easily experienced on land. Two senior design teams from RIT came together to build devices for people with physical limitations so that they too could experience the feeling of sailing. Each team has focused on a specific crew member role in order to create an adaptive device that allows a physically disabled person to overcome these challenges and be able to experience the joys of sailing.

One of the teams focused on the jib trimmer role (the person who adjusts the trim of the smaller sail closer to the bow while simultaneously traversing the width of the boat to counterbalance the heel) while the other team focused on the skipper role (the person who controls the direction of travel by moving the rudder). The Jib Transfer system allows a person to move from the port side of the boat to the starboard side, and vise versa, without the use of their legs and with only limited core usage. The Skipper’s Chair provides a secure and stable seat with an integrated steering mechanism to allow a person to control the movement of the sailboat without also requiring usage of their legs or any significant core strength. This project was also selected as one of 6 finalists for a podium presentation at  the 7th World Congress of Biomechanics in Boston, MA!

Check out the Sonar Class Adaptive Sailing Devices in the Unity Quad May 3, 2014 – at Imagine RIT!

 

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Exhibitors include: Nicole Conway, Katy Wurman, Matt Brunelle, Mike Kennedy, Jeff Flowerday, Richard Dzionara-Norsen, Jon Nguyen, Kassandra Schlott

 

 

Play a Game and Imagine Your Future

Imagine Your Future is back! This monopoly-style game has been growing in popularity amongst parents, teachers and our younger visitors since its inception at the 2009 Imagine RIT festival.  Four hundred exhibits can be overwhelming and having a game to play can help families decide where to go first, especially if they have a limited amount of time to spend at the festival.

The object of the game is to travel to exhibits listed on the game board (located within each zone at Imagine RIT) collecting “stamps” from each exhibit visited. The more stamps you collect, the more chances you have at winning an Imagine RIT Prize Pack.  Every person who plays will receive an Imagine RIT badge.

Each exhibit on the Imagine Your Future game board is targeted towards 7-15 year olds, giving kids an extra layer of fun and engagement during their festival experience.  Traverse the galaxy at “Space Adventure”, interact with marine life at “RIPPLE: Explore the Coral Reefs”, or create a necklace from your own DNA at “DNA Necklaces”…imagine.

View and print a copy of the Imagine Your Future game here, and bring it with you to the festival, or pick up a free copy at any Welcome Center the day of the festival, Saturday, May, 3 2014, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., rain or shine.

Imagine Your Future Game Board

Plan Your Day

Imagine RIT Website

Diggers, Hard Hats and Dirt, Oh My!

Diggers, Hard Hats and Dirt, Oh My!

In Rochester, NY, spring brings rain, flowers, and…construction. And the RIT campus is no exception! Work on the Gene Polisseni Center continues, but not to worry festival-goers, the giant hole you see here will be backfilled before May 3rd. All walkways will be open.

Plan an itinerary for your visit to Imagine RIT at http://www.rit.edu/imagine.