Creative Media & Digital Culture Program Projects

#nextchapter

#nextchapter is Vancouver, Washington's annual digital literacy program — a community-wide discussion of the most compelling cultural trends of the emerging digital economy. This free reading, conversation and educational program is designed to stimulate learning, innovation and opportunities to create the future we want.
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Autovation

Since the invention of the first automobile, advances in technology and human ingenuity have allowed the car to evolve into being safer and more efficient than before. In early 2012 the Oregon Museum of Science and Industry reached out to sponsor Dick Hannah Dealerships of Vancouver, WA and the Creative Media and Digital Culture program of Washington State University Vancouver to convey these advances over time using cutting edge technologies.
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Devonian Botanical Garden App

The mobile phone application prototype for the contemporary islamic garden at Edmonton's devonian botanic garden will be used to show how apps can enhance the garden experience for visitors utilizing some of the affordances of modern mobile phone technology via four different moods. depending on visitors' choice of mood (play, learn, reflect, question), they will be given content and information (i.e. interpretation) on the topics of botany & environment, art & design, music & poetry, as well as intercultural understanding.
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DrowZdrive

The patented Drowsy Driver system senses motions in the steering column that drivers make naturally. When a driver is rested and alert, there is a certain pattern of steering wheel motions that is detected (the baseline). When a driver is drowsy or distracted, the steering wheel motion is different from the baseline.
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Electronic Book of Lists

This project, begun in January 2014 in the Senior Capstone course by seven students, involves the creation of a multimedia version of the print-based Book of Lists published each year by the Vancouver Business Journal. Partners included the CMDC Program, WSUV, WSU, the Vancouver Business Journal, and Instructional Technologies Inc. The end result is a online publication that works for all computing devices and allows for interactivity and and subscription services.
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ELO 2016 Site

The Electronic Literature Organization's upcoming 2016 conference takes its initiative from 2015's The End(s) of Electronic Literature and sets its sights on what lies beyond those limitations: the future and evolution of electronic literature.
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Game Changers 2015

A month-long exhibit at Nouspace Gallery of influential video games that have changed cultural views and behaviors as well as impacted business, education, health, and communication. This exhibit explores some of the technological innovations that have occurred in the 40-year development of video games, starting with the first commercially successful game, Pong, to the emergence of 3D game environments like the Oculus Rift.
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InStat Research

InStat Research helps institutional and retail clients model, develop and implement trading strategies for the financial markets. They offer consultations, software development, trade automation, customized back-testing and workflow automation. Led by Anthony Abry, a Chartered Market Technician (CMT), InStat Research uses Amibroker technical analysis software for a majority of its development.
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Interracial Intimacies

Interracial Intimacies is a website based on a research project that studied intimate relationships between men of Chinese heritage and women of non-Asian heritage in Toronto between 1910 and 1950. The site has two components: an archive which contains all of the research materials used for this project, and "Thinking Like a Historian," a site that enables users to learn how historians conduct research.
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iQ Credit Union 75th Anniversary Multimedia Project

Over the last 75 years iQ Credit Union, its employees, and its members have grown and changed along side one another. This site is a celebration of that journey and the history we share together. Each section represents a different decade of iQ Credit Union's history, exploring milestones specific to iQCU as well as significant cultural events.
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JobWordz

JobWordz was created when there was little or no response to resumes submitted through online employer applications. Time is precious and tweaking resumes then submitting them online is time consuming. Research revealed a step missing in the process between a job seeker completing a resume and submitting it online. This led to frustration, and then, to invention. JobWordz. Resumes are much more than matching keywords from the job description.
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Kaegi Pharmacy Exhibit

The Kaegi Pharmacy is an exhibit located in the Museum of the Oregon Territory. The original Kaegi Pharmacy operated in Wilsonville from 1927 to 1989. Brothers John and Richard Kaegi donated their antique collection of medical supplies, which illustrates what a pharmacy could have looked like back then.
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Kaegi Pharmacy Gig Site

Kaegi Virtual Pharmacy is an exhibit that brings alive the experience of the Kaegi Pharmacy circa 1910 using virtual reality (VR) and augmented reality (AR) technologies. It is created for the Museum of the Oregon Territory (MOOT) by students of the Creative Media & Digital Culture (CMDC) program at Washington State University Vancouver (WSUV).
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Life Renewed

The Mount St. Helens Science & Learning Center's "Life Renewed" project is a transmedia educational environment that tells the story about the rebirth of life on Mount St. Helens following the 1980 eruption. The project incorporates games and other forms of information via a touch screen installation and mobile device. It was designed and created by 23 seniors in the Creative Media & Digital Culture Program at Washington State University Vancouver.
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Ridgefield Promos

"The Ridgefield School District Team is producing a promotional video series for the the Ridgefield School District that will be comprised of four videos. The main video will promote the school district as a whole by highlighting the Ridgefield community, it's schools, sports, extracurricular programs, and events. The other three videos will focus on each school within the district: South Ridge Elementary School, Union Ridge Elementary School, View Ridge Middle School, and Ridgefield High School." — CMDC Blog
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Safety Climate Assessment Tool (S-CAT)

The Safety Climate Assessment Tool (S-CAT) is a free tool available to any construction contractor or safety and health professional who wants tailored and actionable information to improve the safety of every worker at every job-site. Feedback is provided on 8 leading indicators of safety climate that have been shown to be predictive of employee injury rates. With just a few clicks, company employees or an individual can answer questions about each indicator and then receive a personalized feedback report with benchmarking and comparative information indicating their current areas of success and ideas for making improvements.
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Scarecrow Trading

Len is the founding shareholder and C.E.O of Scarecrow Trading Inc. He is responsible for signal development and market investment strategies. He is also the designer of a proprietary market positioning systems that is used to optimally expose client's assets for growth opportunity and risk mitigation. This system is currently being used by several money management firms to assist in directing clients assets.
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Sparq - Phase 2

Phase two of Sparq, an interactive community and virtual resource center designed to connect and inspire online students to achieve educational goals by removing barriers to success. Sparq makes setting up an online profile easy for students while connecting them with others online and in their local area.
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STEMagination

STEMagination is a nonprofit organization set up to help fund STEM experiences for girls and young women. We envision equal representation of girls and women in STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) courses and career fields. Our mission is to Encourage, Engage and Empower girls and young women in science, technology, engineering and mathematics by providing hands-on, female-mentored, STEM experiences.
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Terminal 1 VR Project

T1VR is the award winning virtual reality environment by students of the Creative Media & Digital Culture program at WSU Vancouver for the Columbia River Economic Development Council on behalf of the Port of Vancouver's Terminal One waterfront redevelopment area. Immerse yourself in the innovative culture of Vancouver, WA, learn about the many amenities that are becoming available to surrounding businesses, and explore the downtown area in this beautiful 3D environment designed for the Oculus Rift and Google Cardboard!
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The Clark County Sheriff's Office Virtual Precinct

This project, begun in January 2014 in the Senior Capstone course by five students, aimed to produce an online presence for the Clark County Sheriff's Office that would assist the organization with creating a sense of community with the citizens of the county. It features a responsive design and a gameful experience.
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Westby Associates

West by Associates provides customized consultant/practitioner services to nonprofit and public service agencies, assisting them to think and act strategically. They offer a wide variety of services — each designed specifically to connect an organization's mission to its vision, and to improve their strategic thinking and capacities.
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YWCA Clark County Multimedia Piece

In preparation for YWCA Clark County's 2016 centennial anniversary, a team of nine seniors in the Creative Media and Digital Culture Program at Washington State University Vancouver, under the guidance of Kate Sacamano and Dene Grigar, created a web-based interactive multimedia timeline to emphasize the nonprofit's mission while highlighting its history in Clark County.
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