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  • 2024

  • 2023

  • 2022

  • 2021

    • Minecraft At ExCITe Flyer

      Community Building in Minecraft

      September 16, 2021

      The ExCITe center will be hosting a Community Minecraft Buildathon as part of the Drexel Welcome week on Thursday, September 16th at 1pm, at 3401 Market St. This is an in-person event, please register for it through the DrexelOne app.

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  • 2020

    • Creative Conversations for a Changing World

      September 09, 2020

      Join ExCITe Center Director, Youngmoo Kim, and Play On Philly’s Program Director, Jessica Zweig, in a series of conversations about how Philadelphia is designing and implementing creative and innovative arts education programming in the virtual space. We’ll speak with organizational leaders around Philadelphia who are thinking in out of the box ways about modes of learning (virtual and otherwise), who want to share their best practice and want to have conversations about how their organizations have shifted during social distancing. What are the assumptions that we are testing?

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  • 2019

  • 2018

    • Arts Capacitor: Drone Workshop

      May 18, 2018

      On May 12th, The ExCITe Center hosted the inaugural Arts Capacitor workshop, which introduced autonomous, indoor drone-flight to local Philadelphia-based artists.

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  • 2016

    • Q & A with Anita Sarkeesian

      February 19, 2016

      ExCITe was honored to co-host an informal Q & A with the feminist media critic, alongside Temple Libraries and the Entrepreneurial Game Studio.

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    • STEAM Education Workshop

      February 15, 2016

      The second annual STEAM Education Workshop took place on February 15th, 2016 at the ExCITe Center.

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    • EGS Receives Intel Grant

      February 03, 2016

      After receiving a generous gift from Intel, the EGS plans on holding a series of Game Design and Creative Code workshops for middle and high school students.  The workshops will encourage children to explore STEAM fields and promote an interest in computing and game design.

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  • 2015

    • Faculty Fellowship

      September 21, 2015

      The ExCITe Faculty Fellowship is an opportunity for faculty to receive financial support to allow for long-term (a year minimum) engagement and housing within the ExCITe Center.

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    • #PhillyLovesRobots

      August 06, 2015

      Join ExCITe roboticist, The Hacktory and participants from around Philadelphia for a project night around robotics. Tonight, Thursday August 6, 6-9pm at 3401 Market Street, Suite 100

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    • Idea to App Store

      June 29, 2015

      On June 29th, 2015, the Drexel App Lab held an Idea to App Store Workshop, a collaborative program in which attendees had the chance to learn about the overall process of taking an app idea from concept to deployment.

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    • ExCITe announces The STEAM Education Workshop

      February 16, 2015

      The ExCITe Center will be holding a STEAM education workshop on Monday, February 16th.

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  • 2014

  • 2013

    • Isomer Musical Metacreation

      August 21, 2013

      Over the summer, Dr. Wilder and I [Jamie Leidwinger] have set up camp in Drexel University’s Expressive and Creative Interactive Technologies (ExCITe) Center in Philadelphia to work on the Isomer Project: a digital humanities research project aimed at teaching computers to listen to music sensitively. Our goals for the summer are to develop both quantitative and qualitative aspects to Isomer’s ability to listen and identify descriptors for music.

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    • Touchkeys Kickstarter

      August 01, 2013

      Dr. Andrew McPherson (inventor of the Magnetic Resonator Piano), has launched a successful Kickstarter project for TouchKeys, sensors for musical keyboards that turn every key into a touchpad controller. Andrew began work on the TouchKeys project during his post-doctoral fellowship at Drexel in the Music & Entertainment Technology Laboratory (MET-lab) as part of our efforts to enhance the expressive capabilities of musical instruments.

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    • Reimagining Learning in Philly

      July 18, 2013

      During it's seventh year, the cost-free music technology program for high school students called Summer Music Technology ran for the first time at the ExCITe Center. Over the week, students learned about the science and technology behind digital music; and this year, a visitor from the U.S. Department of Education came by to observe the program.

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    • 2013 Seed Project Proposals

      May 20, 2013

      The ExCITe Center announces a new call for novel, highly multi-disciplinary research projects providing the opportunity to develop concepts that may be difficult to support through traditional channels.

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    • The Hubos Come Together

      May 13, 2013

      Check out the Hubos performing their cover of The Beatles classic "Come Together."

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    • Knight Arts Challenge

      April 29, 2013

      Drexel University’s Expressive & Creative Interaction Technologies (ExCITe) Center is taking a step forward in efforts at the intersection of the arts, technology and science thanks to a grant from the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation.

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    • International Space Apps Challenge

      April 21, 2013

      Organized by Azavea and presented by NASA, the International Space Apps Challenge is a two-day hackathon (April 20-21, 2013) where citizens from around the world work together to solve current challenges relevant to both space exploration and social needs. In Philly judges were Franklin Institute Chief Astronomer Derrick Pitts, NASA Deputy CIO Deborah Diaz, and City of Philadelphia Chief Data Officer Mark Headd, who awarded prizes at the end of the event.

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    • Pong Over Philly

      April 19, 2013

      The video game that started them all will come to life on Philadelphia’s largest array of LEDs in a visual spectacle that is sure to inspire wonder while plucking at the heartstrings of nostalgic video gamers throughout the city.

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    • Nature Speaks with Genevieve Dion

      April 11, 2013

      Genevieve Dion works at textile engineering's cutting edge at Drexel University in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Ahead of the Smart Fabrics conference in San Francisco, California, she talks about knitting robots, permanently pleating silk and charging mobile phones from shirts.

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    • WHYY Friday Arts

      April 05, 2013

      Friday Arts is a 30-minute arts, culture and entertainment magazine produced by WHYY-TV that features three segments: "Art," "Art of Life" and "Art of Food." Friday Arts casts a light on some of Philadelphia's best-kept secrets in the arts. In April's episode, which aired Friday April 5th, Drexel's ExCITe Center was featured, along with Mary Wilson: Come See About Me and The Perfect Brew.

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    • The Science of Music

      February 11, 2013

      The Philadelphia Science Festival hosted a unique jazz concert held in the Bossone Research Center’s Mitchell Auditorium. This event allowed the audience to experience the science behind the music via an interactive smartphone app, as well as insight into the powerful connection music has in the structure and function of the brain presented by Dr. Aniruddh Patel, Senior Fellow in Theoretical Neurobiology from the Neurosciences Institute.

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  • 2012

    • ExCITe Center Space Opens

      November 26, 2012

      Anchored by research teams from Drexel’s Antoinette Westphal College of Media Arts & Design, the College of Engineering, and the iSchool-College of Information Science and Technology, the ExCITe Center represents a step forward in the ambitious plans of Drexel and its partners in the community to develop an “Innovation Neighborhood” in University City and West Philadelphia. The flexible space for the highly collaborative work housed within the University City Science Center building at 34th and Market streets, was designed by local firm UJMN Architects + Designers.

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    • Ignite Philly 10

      September 12, 2012

      Dr. Youngmoo Kim presented at Ignite Philly 10. Speaking about the ExCITe Center in their beloved short format, he touched on The Hubos and the MRP, as well as the other great work of our partners.

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    • Scientist of the Year

      August 22, 2012

      Dr. Youngmoo Kim, director for the ExCITe Center, associate professor of electrical & computer engineering, and assistant dean of engineering for media technologies, was among the many members of Philadelphia’s vibrant geek community on the red carpet at the Academy of Natural Sciences for Philadelphia’s Geek Awards on August 17th.

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    • Seed Funded Research Projects

      June 01, 2012

      The first three seed funded research projects were announced on June 1, 2012. The awarded projects were: "Virtual Opera," "Cerebral Palsy Rehabilitation Gaming," and "Sonic City."

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    • Science Night at the Ballpark

      April 28, 2012

      Many attended Science Night at the Ballpark and cheered on the Phillies as they took on the Chicago Cubs all while learning about the science of sports.

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