Papers Cover Rock: Drexel Students Interview Husker Dü Drummer For Writing Class
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Papers Cover Rock: Drexel Students Interview Husker Dü Drummer For Writing Class

Husker Dü drummer and vocalist Grant Hart was interviewed by Drexel University students taking the “Writing About Rock Music” Honors Course on July 30. Hart, a cofounder of the influential alt rock and punk band and current solo artist, will speak to the students via Skype about his experiences being reviewed and written about. The students … Continue reading

Q+A: <i>T. rex</i> to T-1000, a CGI Pioneer’s Take on Blockbuster Film Visual Effects Now and Then
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Q+A: T. rex to T-1000, a CGI Pioneer’s Take on Blockbuster Film Visual Effects Now and Then

John Andrew Berton, Jr., an award-winning computer graphics animator and an assistant professor in Drexel University’s Westphal College, is one of a small group of visual effects professionals who have worked for virtuoso cinematic innovators James Cameron, George Lucas and Steven Spielberg. Berton, who worked at Lucas’s legendary visual effects company Industrial Light & Magic, … Continue reading

Quick Take: What Jurassic World Got Wrong (and Right) About Dinosaurs
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Quick Take: What Jurassic World Got Wrong (and Right) About Dinosaurs

“Jurassic World,” the long-awaited sequel to the movie “Jurassic Park,” shattered box office records in its opening weekend. But has it had comparable gargantuan success in improving viewers’ knowledge about what dinosaurs were really like? “’Jurassic World’ is not a textbook; it’s not a peer-reviewed paper. It’s a fun summer monster movie, and on that … Continue reading

No Couch Necessary: Digital Media Program Showcases Top Games and Animations For Your Playing, Viewing Pleasure
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No Couch Necessary: Digital Media Program Showcases Top Games and Animations For Your Playing, Viewing Pleasure

The students who made a video game where you can save kittens in space, and help real cats on Earth as well, have taken an insidious turn with their second mobile game offering: Malevolence, Inc. This time they’ve cast players as employees at a company (that we can safely assume is up to no good) … Continue reading

Drexel Snapshot: Giant, Underwater Spear From Revolutionary War to be Recreated in Drexel Lab
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Drexel Snapshot: Giant, Underwater Spear From Revolutionary War to be Recreated in Drexel Lab

This massive, iron-tipped spear was affixed to the bottom of the Delaware River during the Revolutionary War to thwart British ships intending to invade Philadelphia. More than two centuries later, the giant spike—which was pulled from the murky depths of the river about eight years ago—is being recreated in a Drexel lab. Using a CNC … Continue reading

A Portal to an Unexpected World
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A Portal to an Unexpected World

Photographer Stuart Rome has always had a unique perspective on the world. From the early days of his career photographing ancient art treasures in Latin America or contemporary trance rituals in Haiti and Indonesia, he became sensitized “to patterns of imagery within nature,” which provided insight into the artworks and cultures he was capturing on film. “Even in … Continue reading