Three student teams showed what technology, the arts, and design means at RIT. They designed technology to help astronauts keep physically fit in space, incorporated virtual reality to enhance signing and captioning support for the Deaf, and built a modern sculpture of the human body made of computers.
Aaron Gordon ’13, CEO of Optic Sky, an advertising and digital experience production company; Franklyn Athias ’85, CTO and senior vice president for Xfinity Mobile Retail Convergence; and Erin Sarofsky ’98, ’00 MFA, an award-winning creative visionary, discussed how the pandemic opened up the eyes of many industries to the future.
As students begin to move off campus, the annual Goodbye, Goodbuy! sustainability program returns next week at RIT, where unwanted items otherwise discarded are collected, sorted, and later offered for sale to incoming students at thrift store prices.
A total of 272 exhibits varying from robots, virtual reality games, molten glass demonstrations, scavenger hunts, and performing arts are planned for this year’s Imagine RIT: Creativity and Innovation Festival from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on April 23.
The 50th anniversary of the signing of Title IX into law will be commemorated in June, but the impact of the government’s dedication to changing education remains a consistent and crucial part of the landscape for women everywhere.
Accomplished alumni are returning to campus to discuss the future of technology, art, and design as part of the Imagine RIT: Creativity and Innovation Festival on April 23. The Imagine RIT Futurists Symposium is from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. in the Wegmans Theater, RIT MAGIC Center. It will also be available to watch as a livestream.
Preparing meals at a Rochester homeless shelter, a dance in the dark with glow sticks, and shopping in Niagara Falls are just some of the 17 events planned for this year’s SpringFest, which begins Thursday and continues through Sunday.
The chance to capture an illuminated image of “Wallace on Ice” drew more than 300 people inside Frank Ritter Ice Arena Saturday night to help make RIT’s first-ever interior Big Shot photograph a resounding success.