Activision's Michael Vance came to the Ci2

Activision's Michael Vance came to a full house at the Ci2 to talk about the console video game industry, what it's like to work in Portland for a world-wide organization and what it takes to get "into the industry".

Physics student to work on forming stars in virtual reality

One of the newest students to come to the Ci2 Concept Research Lab, Alex Knight, is going to use his knowledge as a Physics student to develop an immersive virtual reality experience on how stars are formed.

MIT's Susannah Gordon-Messer, Ph.D

The Ci2 is getting a visit from MIT's Susannah Gordon-Messer, Ph.D to talk about The Education Arcade and what MIT is doing with video games.

Stephen Crowley with Amazon is coming to the Ci2

Stephen Crowley, a Maine native and current Amazon employee, is coming to the Ci2 to speak and help students with anything user experience (UX) related.

Ci2's Michael Preble receives STEM Educator Award

Michael Preble, the Project Coordinator at the Ci2, recently received a prestigious STEM Educator Award from the Perloff Family Foundation.

Our 3 latest news stories

The first news stories to come out of the the Ci2 Studio's acquisition of Microsoft's Hololens and other augmented and virtual reality were recently done by USM, The Bangor Daily News and our local CBS affiliate, WGME!

High School Partnerships

The Ci2 has always strived to collaborate with high school students in any project that comes through the studio. We enjoy integrating all levels of understanding and enthusiasm into the work we do and highly encourage leaders to emerge through dedication, not necessarily age.

First to develop with Microsoft Hololens

Through our relentless effort to provide cutting edge opportunities for students, the Ci2 was in the 1st wave for receive a developer license for Microsoft's augmented reality headset, the Hololens. We feel privileged to have been picked to be the first in the world to receive Microsoft’s cutting edge technology.

Creative Writing for Games Workshop!

This Friday meeting from 1:30 to 3 the Creative Intelligence Studio will be hosting a student-led event with a tremendous amount of new faces from the Creative Writing department! Things we'll do: - EAT FREE FOOD! - Explain the Firewall project, introduce members, and what we're looking for in terms of story and creative writing. - Group exercise to collaborate on a piece of actual in-game lore! - Inform students on how they can get engaged at the CI2 with projects in general - Firewall beta testing event! Come and join us for this low-key, no faculty invited, event here at the CI2!

2015 Extravagant Foreign 3D Design Festival

The 2015 Mapping Festival held in Geneva Switzerland is celebrating it's 11th year of audio-visual art and digital culture by hosting students of all fields to join them. The CI2 Lab at USM wants you to join us in exploring fields such as 3D image generation, technological creation and exploration so next year we can provide for you the opportunity to participate in this beautiful, artful event in a new country.