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RIT launches new research center dedicated to digital media

30 Mar

magicRIT is creating a new universitywide research center devoted to digital media. The Center for Media, Arts, Games, Interaction and Creativity (MAGIC) will have a research and development laboratory as well as a production studio to bring creations to the marketplace. More.

Thousands turn out at Cowboys Stadium for RIT’s 28th Big Shot photograph

27 Mar

More than 2,400 volunteers pitched in to capture this spectacular image of Cowboys Stadium in Arlington, Texas--the largest domed stadium in the world.

More than 2,400 volunteers pitched in to capture this spectacular image of Cowboys Stadium in Arlington, Texas–the largest domed stadium in the world.

People from across the country and around the world came together at the world’s largest domed stadium on March 23, 2013 to help make Rochester Institute of Technology’s 28th Big Shot photograph a success. More than 2,400 volunteers, including RIT faculty, staff and students who traveled to Texas from upstate New York and alumni from the area as well as across the country, provided the primary light source for the Big Shot image while RIT photographers shot an extended exposure with Cowboys Stadium completely dark for the first time in its history.

Since RIT started its Big Shot project in 1987, university photographers have captured such landmarks as The Alamo in San Antonio, Texas; the U.S.S. Intrepid in New York City; and the Royal Palace in Stockholm, Sweden. More.

RIT/NTID enters the world of mobile apps

2 Jan

RIT/NTID has created educational materials in various formats: books, videotapes, CDs, DVDs and online subscriptions. Now, the college has entered the world of  mobile applications with the ASL Dictionary and Inflection Guide for iPhone, iPod Touch and iPad (an Android version is in development). This on-the-go version features 2,700 signs organized alphabetically and by category, 650 sentences that demonstrate how signs change to convey different meanings and more. At $1.99 , the product is being purchased by individuals throughout the U.S. and in countries like Japan, Sweden, Australia, France and Hong Kong!

RIT wins Google’s street view trike contest

1 Mar

You’ll be able to virtually explore campus when RIT becomes the next university to be featured in Google’s prestigious Street View Gallery. A specialty designed tricycle or “trike” will cruise around campus this spring and snap photographs, providing a continuous stream of 360-degree images that will later be organized for public viewing. RIT’s selection resulted from of an online contest, held last fall, in which the university received a higher number of votes than any other U.S. location participating in the contest.

Check out a video of the street view trike below. Note: The video is not captioned because the audio is music only.