Our year 3 students Mat and Alison have been working with Dr. Tom Flint at Farmingdale College in New York State. They’ve worked with students there to create an exhibition that blends art and technology with interesting spaces focussed around the “Highline”. Mat and Alison received funding from our mobility fund to enable them to travel and build on what they are learning at Edinburgh Napier. Here they are demonstrating some Augmented Reality technology to the group. You can follow their progress on their blog https://blendedspaces.tumblr.com/ and on Tom’s Twitter account – @tomflint
We’re very proud of third year Digital Media student Wilf Magnussen who is currently on placement with the Edinburgh Napier University marketing team. Here’s the video he shot last week to capture the excitement of graduation.
Wilf says “I hadn’t shot an event before so it was an intense learning experience, I worked with Cecilia from marketing and we planned carefully before shooting and got the video ready to share in two days” “It was hard work, but good fun”.
Look out for more content from the DMID interns working with the marketing team soon.
Interactive Media Design student Gabriele Maffoni has been working as a research assistant for Dr. Laura Muir for the last few months. They’ve been using our state of the art User Experience lab, The Sensorium, to capture eye tracking data for a research project which aims to improve facial recognition for security systems by analysing patterns in human behaviour.
Gabriele says ” I was given the opportunity to work in the Sensorium Lab and to be research assistant on a project that involves eye tracking. I have an active role in the research and I am learning skills that will be useful in my future dream job (UX Designer), as well as gaining knowledge about topics that seemed unrelated to me. Turns out, they are!”
They are seen here at the Edinburgh Napier University research conference, sharing the findings so far. Gabriele is now spending the summer undertaking an internship in a User Experience company in Italy – the perfect opportunity to put his new skills to the test before returning for fourth year.
You can follow Dr. Laura Muir (@ilauramuir) on twitter.
A team of our students led by year 2 Digital Media student Murray Patterson have won two awards at the Edinburgh 48 Hour Film Project. The talented team have been awarded both Best Editing and Best Effects for their short film. You can watch the “director’s cut” of the piece below.