April 11, 2013
“i.M.A.D.E designed, fabricated, and installed custom machined plywood and aluminum work pods for the Center for Media Design unit at Ball State University. Designed primarily in Rhino and Grasshopper, the geometries are informed from a zero-waste strategy of cutting small undulating strips from full plywood sheets, eliminating plywood off-cut waste. This “slice and dice” fabrication method reinforces the natural properties and aesthetic of plywood striations, while creating gradient effects of varying thickness and porosity, that change dynamically over time, lighting conditions, and vantage point.”
April 8, 2013
If in recent weeks you've watched fearsome blocks, monster dunks and other exciting college hoops scenes online on your mobile device, chances are Columbus native Luke Martin helped bring them to you.
Martin, a sophomore at Ball State University, is part of a team of students that is helping Turner Sports bring the most exciting scenes of March Madness to viewers in real time. (NOTE: This story was distributed by Associated Press and appeared in The Indianapolis Star on April 7.)
March 21, 2013
Ball State professor Christina Blanch spent her formative years spinning in a circle, trying to transform into Wonder Woman. Although she didn't magically become a crime-fighting Amazonian princess, she did gain a life-long love of comics.
February 2, 2013
Dom Caristi, telecommunications, penned a guest column about social media and the Super Bowl.
January 23, 2013
For decades, thousands of canisters of 16 mm film shot in Muncie in the 1950s-70s sat in storage at Ball State University's Bracken Library. About a year ago, Ball State began digitizing all of the film, and more than a third of it —1,000 clips — is now accessible online to the public through the university's Digital Media Repository. Note: Associated Press distributed this story nationally.
January 10, 2013
With Black History Month quickly approaching, a team of teachers and students at Ball State have released an interactive video game aimed at fourth grade students. The Underground Railroad in the Ohio Valley River aims to help students understand what it was like to be a slave seeking freedom.
November 12, 2012
All Letterman, Oprah at BSU tickets distributed
Ball State University announced today that all tickets for "A Conversation with David Letterman and Oprah Winfrey" have been distributed as of Monday morning.
November 5, 2012
Teaching with Tablets
Stephanie Hedge, a graduate student in the Department of English at Ball State University, penned a guest column about why to consider using tablets to teach and how to use them appropriately.