Concentrate Media: On the Cutting Edge of 3D

Concentrate Media: On the Cutting Edge of 3D

Patrick Dunn, Concetrate Media:

“Because there are different paths one can take, it helps to go to one location where there are multiple individuals who are well-versed in those different paths,” … “It really helps people to find their direction.”

The accessibility of U-M’s facility makes it a particularly rare gem. The lab provides unique ease of access to technology that’s on the rise but still fairly exotic to the general public, like the 3D printers. And in the case of the MIDEN, it’s one of only a couple of publicly accessible similar facilities nationwide.

“Generally these technologies are locked behind doors because they’re very expensive, they require expertise, and they can be very delicate,” … “Here, people say, ‘We want to use the MIDEN,’ and we say ‘Okay, we’ll help you do what you want to do.'”

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StateTech Magazine Cites Duderstadt Center for NUI

StateTech Magazine Cites Duderstadt Center for NUI

A journalist for StateTech Magazine interviewed Ted Hall (Advanced Visualization Specialist) and Rachael Miller (undergraduate student in Computer Science) regarding the Duderstadt Center’s work with natural user interfaces (NUIs) and their possible applications for state and local government.  An article derived from the interview appears in the Spring 2013 issue (page 16) and is also posted on-line here. Article

Duderstadt Center takes 1st and 2nd Place in Mobile Apps Challenge

Duderstadt Center takes 1st and 2nd Place in Mobile Apps Challenge

In December of 2012, The University of Michigan held a mobile app competition to showcase new apps developed within the university and encourage the developer community to create innovative mobile designs. U-M students, faculty, and staff submitted a variety of apps from many different disciplines and genres. The event was sponsored and judged by individuals from Computer Science and Engineering, Google, Information and Technology Services, and Technology Transfer.

1st Place – PainTrek
Ever have a headache or facial pain that seemingly comes and goes without warning? Ever been diagnosed with migraines, TMD or facial neuralgias but feel that the medication or your ability to explain your pain is limited? PainTrek is a novel app that was developed to make it easier to track, analyze, and talk about pain.

2nd Place – PictureIt: The Epistles of St. Paul
The app will give you the feel of what it was like reading an ancient Greek book on papyrus, where the text is written without word division, punctuation, headings, or chapter and verse numbers. To aid the reader without knowledge of ancient Greek the translation mode will give a literal translation of the Greek text preserved on these pages (with addition of chapter and verse numbers), with explanatory notes showing where this text is different from the Standard text. – St. Paul’s Ancient Letters Available for Perusal – St. Paul’s Ancient Letters Available for Perusal


You can now hold one of University of Michigan’s most valuable possessions in your hands.

Well, sort of.

Thirty of the rarest, earliest leaves of the Epistles of St. Paul, dating from 180 to 220 AD, have been digitized and turned into an interactive app usable on iPhones and iPads.

“What’s especially important is the direct experience with the ancient world,” Arthur Verhoogt, acting archivist of the library’s papyrology collection, said of the app, called PictureIt: EP.

“History is nice to read about but it’s much more important to be able to touch history.”

The collection of letters, known to scholars as Papyrus 46, is believed to be the oldest known surviving copy of the Letters of St. Paul. Out of the 104 page collection, 30 leaves reside here in Ann Arbor, 56 leaves reside at the Chester Beatty Library in Dublin and 18 are lost. A leaf is made up of two pages of a book.

The new app, prepared by the Digital Media Commons 3-D Lab at U-M, allows users to flip through the letters as they would a book.

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