HEMI/MICA Extreme Arts Program Final Presentations Fall 2017

Sep 21, 2017 | No Comments | By Michelle Pagano

This past Friday marked the end of the third year of HEMI/MICA’s Extreme Arts Summer Project/Internship program as interns Nilam Sari and Joshua Gleason presented their final work.

Nilam Sari is an undergraduate at MICA majoring in Interdisciplinary Sculpture with a concentration in Graphic Design. She investigated the use of paper in corrugated designs to create sturdier structures out of paper, similar to how corrugated cardboard is built. She stressed the importance of accessibility when designing the structure explaining that, as a toy designer, she wanted to create designs out of a material that was inexpensive and widely available.

Joshua Gleason is an undergraduate at MICA as well, majoring in  Interactive Arts with a concentration in Animation. He created  “A World of Its Own,” a virtual reality experience that allows users to explore different materials at the microscopic level. He explained that the experience is largely abstract in hopes that the game play and pieces of information included would encourage people to do more research on their own stating, “Curiosity begets the science. If you’re interested you’ll want to learn more about how (the material) works.”

The Hopkins Extreme Materials Institute (HEMI) and the Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA) created the HEMI/MICA Extreme Arts Program to explore visual representations of the HEMI organization, structure, current research, and relationships. Visual representations could include, but are not limited to: storyboarding and narrative, animation, photography, graphic design, interactive arts or products, games, information visualization, illustration, or drawing. To learn more, visit https://hemi.jhu.edu/academic-programs/hemimica-extreme-arts-program/hemi-micasummerinternship/

Professor Ramesh explores Gleason’s virtual reality.


Sari’s paper weaving.

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