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".
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.
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, a Maine native and current Amazon employee, is coming to the Ci2 to speak and help students with anything user experience (UX) related.
STEM Education
Michael Preble, the Project Coordinator at the Ci2, recently received a prestigious STEM Educator Award from the Perloff Family Foundation.
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!
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.
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.
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!
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.


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Virtual and Augmented Reality

The Ci2 has been using virtual reality and augmented reality since 2013

We have been proudly using virtual reality and augmented reality since 2013 in the Ci2.  We were among the first in the country to get the development kits for Google Glass, Oculus Rift, Meta and Microsoft Hololens.  We also have systems dedicated for development for the HTC Vive and other consumer versions of AR and VR.  The Ci2 is at the forefront of AR/VR development.