IMRC (Immerse) Maine: Celebrating Creative Innovation

Orono, Maine
Thursday, January 09, 2014

IMRC (Immerse) Maine: Celebrating Creative Innovation

Thursday, January 09, 2014 1:00 PM - 4:30 PM (Eastern Time)

University of Maine
5785 Stewart Hall
Orono, Maine 04469
United States

Phone: 2072366545
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IMRC ​Maine: ​Celebrating ​Creative ​Innovation, ​in ​partnership ​with ​the ​Juice ​Conference, ​will ​celebrate ​the ​opening ​of ​University ​of ​Maine, ​Orono's ​new ​"Innovative ​Media ​Research ​and ​Commercialization ​Center" ​(IMRC ​- ​pronounced ​Immerse). ​ ​
In ​true ​Juice ​Conference ​spirit, ​the ​event ​will ​combine ​performance, ​speakers ​and ​education. ​ ​We'll ​start ​the ​day ​with ​a ​telematic, ​multi-media ​performance ​piece, ​Estranged, ​written ​and ​directed ​by ​N.B.Aldrich ​and ​David ​Kaye ​(the ​first ​of ​its ​kind ​in ​Maine.) ​ ​Keynote ​Speaker, ​John ​Bielenberg ​and ​other ​speakers ​will ​follow ​and ​lead ​into ​two ​seminars ​including: ​“What’s ​Possible ​Tour” ​ ​introducing ​attendees ​to ​individuals ​who ​have ​used ​the ​facility ​for ​prototype ​and ​media ​development ​and ​“Diving ​Deeper: ​Prototyping ​Specifics” ​which ​will ​provide ​an ​opportunity ​to ​take ​a ​more ​detailed ​look ​at ​the ​available ​prototyping ​equipment ​such ​as ​3D ​printing ​and ​media ​production.

The ​IMRC ​Center ​is ​more ​than ​15,000 ​square ​feet ​and ​consists ​of ​Intermedia ​graduate ​research ​labs, ​two ​computer/technology ​classrooms, ​an ​electronics ​lab, ​a ​prototyping ​lab, ​CNC ​lab, ​fabrication ​lab, ​seminar ​room ​and ​distance ​classroom ​node, ​visiting ​researcher ​lab/studio, ​audio ​recording ​studio, ​video ​editing ​suites, ​electronic ​and ​experimental ​music ​studio, ​adaptive ​presentation ​environment, ​sound ​stage, ​film ​and ​video ​production ​studio, ​3D ​and ​immersive ​visualization ​presentation ​environment, ​and ​an ​outdoor ​performance ​space ​and ​film ​presentation ​stage. ​ ​This ​state ​of ​the ​art ​facility ​is ​available ​to ​all ​Maine ​entrepreneurs ​and ​creatives ​(by ​appointment) ​for ​creative ​exploration ​and ​use ​of ​its ​many ​amenities. ​ ​

Event ​Schedule:
12:00 ​pm: ​ ​Event ​Check-In ​Begins
1:00 ​- ​4:30: ​ ​Conference ​Performance, ​Speakers, ​Seminars, ​and ​Tours
5:00 ​- ​7:00: ​ ​Reception ​and ​Ribbon ​Cutting

Event ​registration ​required ​by ​January ​8, ​2014. ​ ​

(Please ​note: ​ ​In ​the ​event ​of ​the ​inclement ​weather, ​the ​event ​will ​be ​held ​on ​January ​31. ​ ​Registrants ​will ​be ​notified ​in ​the ​event ​of ​this ​change.)

For ​more ​event ​details, ​visit ​ ​
Keynote ​Speaker: ​John ​Bielenberg, ​

Thank ​you ​to ​our ​partners: ​ ​Juice ​Conference, ​Midcoast ​Magnet, ​Belfast ​Creative ​Coalition, ​and ​Realize!Maine.
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