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Thursday, April 24, 2014

Press Release: Previously Unknown Warhol Works Discovered on Floppy Disks from 1985

VenusThe purely digital images, "trapped" for nearly 30 years on Amiga® floppy disks stored in the archives collection of The Andy Warhol Museum (AWM), were discovered and extracted by members of the Carnegie Mellon University Computer Club, with assistance from the AWM's staff, CMU's Frank-Ratchye STUDIO for Creative Inquiry (FRSCI), the Hillman Photography Initiative at the Carnegie Museum of Art (CMOA) and New York-based artist Cory Arcangel. 
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Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Press Release: Girls of Steel Team Helps Construct Autodesk Robot and Vies at National FIRST® Robotics Competition

Girls of SteelFor this year's FIRST, the 39-member Girls of Steel built a robot called Atlas that is designed to catch and throw 24-inch game balls. During the event, the robots will play a game called Aerial Assist, in which two alliances of three robots each will try to score as many goals as possible within a time limit. MORE
Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Press Release: A Key To Enjoying Massive Online Photo Files May Be Giving Up Some Control, Researchers Say

Photobox PhotosA 14-month study showed that people reflected more on past events and developed a renewed interest in their online photos when a device called Photobox would randomly print four or five of those photos at varying intervals each month. Though the study involved just a handful of households, the researchers said their findings suggest that, in a world where technology is always on, people sometimes find value in taking it slow. MORE
Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Press Release: Carnegie Mellon Masters of Fine Arts Students Create "For The Birds" Visual Symphony for National Aviary

For the BirdsDaniel Allende and Tucker Marder said the collaboration aims to inspire a new perspective on and respect for the beauty and power of birds through theatrical performance. Two performances appropriate for all ages are scheduled for 6 p.m., Sunday, May 4, and 6 p.m., Sunday, May 11. MORE
Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Press Release: Carnegie Mellon School of Art's "Cluster Truck" Makes Art Galleries Out of 20-Foot U-Hauls

Cluster TruckAs part of the Advanced Sculpture, Installation, Sitework course "Simulation and Perception," each artist is given a rental truck to create an installation that considers site, methods and audience. The event is one night only, from 5 - 8 p.m., Thursday, May 1, on the CMU College of Fine Arts lawn. MORE
Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Press Release: Carnegie Mellon System Lets iPad Users Explore Data with Their Fingers

Called Kinetica, this proof-of-concept system for the Apple iPad converts tabular data, such as Excel spreadsheets, so that data points appear as colored spheres on the touchscreen. People can directly manipulate this data, using natural gestures to sort, filter, stack, flick and pull data points as needed to help them answer questions or explore hidden relationships. MORE