Can you imagine?
The first “Imagine RIT: Innovation and Creativity Festival,” a public showcase of the best of RIT, takes place 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Saturday, May 3. PAETEC, the Rochester-based communications company, is premier sponsor of the event. Admission is free.
More than 400 projects and activities are being planned by students, faculty and staff, in addition to events organized by each of the eight colleges. Visitors will find demonstrations, exhibitions, performances and hands-on activities throughout the campus, with some of the larger exhibits on display at the Gordon Field House and Activities Center.
The festival will be family friendly, with traditional festival fare: carnival rides, music, food and activities for the kids.
Here’s a list of some of the projects expected to be displayed. For more information, visit the festival Web site at www.rit.edu/imagine. Live video and a real-time photo gallery will be displayed on the Web site during the festival.
- Electric bicycles
- Interactive mini-golf hole
- 21st century news
- Workshop of theater techniques bridging deaf and hearing cultures
- Formula Car unveiling
- Animatronic dog
- Preservation of ancient manuscripts using imaging technology
- The Best of ImageMovementSound Festival
- Space tourism
- Nutrition and the Mediterranean diet
- Hearing tests and demonstrations of different hearing problems and therapies
- Past Meets Present: A Century of Women Students at RIT
- Cyber intrusion threat and impact projection
- Mindfulness meditation: instruction and practice
- Better Me fitness demo
- Mine detection with swarm robots
- Photographic and artist-rendered images of gross anatomy
- Performance and production of an original song
- Factors that may influence inhaled particle deposition in the lung
- Water quality of Allen Creek
- Printing with variable design
- Sustainable project design
- Student-built “green” car
- The Changing Library
- Capoeira performance combining acrobatics, music, dance and martial arts
- Exposure to toxic pollutants: How does your community rank?
- 2007 Baja SAE Rochester World Challenge documentary screening
- Human everyday movement / behavior as dance
- Computerized vending machine
- Electronics recycling outreach and activism