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2013

  • December

  • November

    • Cira Pong

      Pong on Cira Centre Sets Guinness World Record

      November 18, 2013

      The dream of Drexel associate professor Frank Lee, PhD, that came to fruition in the form of a 29-story video game –Pong- played on the north facade of Brandywine Realty Tust’s Cira Centre is now a world record. Guinness World Records officially recognized the event, which was held on April 19 and 24 as part of Philly Tech Week, as the “largest architectural videogame display.”

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    • Michael Nutter and John Fry

      The Philadelphia of the Future: Fry, Nutter on Drexel's Role in the City's Evolution

      November 18, 2013

      What will Philadelphia look like in 30 years, and what role will Drexel play in its transformation? President John Fry and Mayor Michael Nutter addressed these questions at last week's CityAge gathering at Drexel.

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  • October

    • CityAge

      October 29, 2013

      What will cities look like in the future? Who will live in them? How will people travel between them? These are just some of the questions facing politicians, investors and innovators – people who have the power, motivation and vision to shape their answers. Hundreds of these visionaries and decision-makers will come together at Drexel University’s Behrakis Grand Hall on Nov. 13-14 to continue a dialogue about “the New American City.”

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  • August

    • 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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  • July

    • 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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  • May

    • 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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  • April

    • 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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      Q&A with Youngmoo Kim: Drexel's 'Science of Jazz' Event at the Philadelphia Science Festival

      April 15, 2013

      One must-see highlight of this year's Philadelphia Science Festival is Drexel’s “Science of Jazz,” a next-generation jazz concert the evening of April 23 in the Mandell Theater. DrexelNow spoke with Dr. Youngmoo Kim, director of the ExCITe Center, to find out learn more about this uniquely Drexel event and why it’s one to add to your to-do list for the festival.

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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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  • February

    • 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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