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NFT Webinar Icon

NFTs hold out the promise of democratizing art by letting digital creators sell their works directly to collectors. But does the reality hold up to the hype?

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P5js Aquarium Simulation

This Thursday a New Media teaching assistant and professor present Inclusive Techniques for Teaching Code to make programming more attractive to women, minorities, and others who have been underrepresented in the field. The presentation is part of the CS Summer of Fun organized by Project Login and Code.org’s CS Summer Institute for high school teachers in the US northeast.
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Jason Scott

UMaine’s Digital Curation program is thrilled to host a free public webinar with “free-range archivist” Jason Scott on Wednesday 5 May at 2pm EDT as part of its regular teleconference series. Anyone interested in attending can register for free. Read the rest of this entry »

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Bangor Daily News story on New Media capstones, December 2020

News stories in the Bangor Daily News and the Portland CBS station profiled New Media seniors and their creative applications designed to help people cope with COVID-19.
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Scavenger Hunt app

Karolina Kawiaka and John Bell, Diego Velazquez, Las Meninas in VR Curators hoping to augment their collections with interactive exhibits often forget that today’s visitors walk in the door with powerful digital interfaces already sitting in their pockets. For the 2020 Maine Archives and Museums conference on October 8th, Still Water Co-director Jon Ippolito offers a workshop that walks participants through the creation of a cross-platform smartphone app to connect visitors in person or over the Internet.
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ABC TikTok story August 2020

Is the US government right to outlaw TikTok because it might share data with a foreign power, or is the security threat overstated? News outlets interviewed Still Water faculty to get a different take on a proposed ban on the popular social media app.
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React Native mobile app tutorial cluster

¬†Knowing how to make mobile apps in 2020 is like knowing how to make a website in 2000: a skill much in demand but known by few. Now anyone hoping to learn to create apps for iOS or Android can take advantage of a free suite of interactive tutorials from the University of Maine’s New Media program.
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At the Edge of Art (cover)

How has the boundary between art and non-art shifted in the Internet age, and what does that mean for design, activism, science, and other creative activities? This question is the subject of a Dario Moalli’s fall 2019 interview with Still Water co-directors Joline Blais and Jon Ippolito in the venerable periodical Hestetika (Aesthetics). The issue has become more relevant during the COVID-19 quarantine, as exhibitions, concerts, and other artforms normally experienced in person have moved online. Read the rest of this entry »

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Web archiving illustration

As more of our work and entertainment moves online, the challenge of preserving websites and social media becomes increasingly urgent. In an interactive discussion on Friday 17 April at 1pm EDT entitled “Web Archiving for Everyone,” the latest guest speaker in UMaine’s Digital Curation program presents new tools and techniques for saving Internet culture for posterity.
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Colgate presentation

New Media alumna Margaretha Haughwout invited Still Water co-directors Joline Blais and Jon Ippolito to explore the connections between different types of code and how they can be open-sourced, digitally and biologically, in a series of talks and workshops at Colgate University in November 2018.

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