In November project teams were selected to participate in the Blended Reality Applied Research Project. The selected projects are:
- Born Digital: Crafting the Modern Self -- Ayesha Ramachandran, Marta Figlerowicz
- Crossroads – Justin Berry
- A Different Kind of Disaster – Christie DeNizio, Stephanie Gonzalez-Turner
- Hologram – Bek Andersen
- Mind Design – Summer Sutton
- Save the Snax! – Sharon Phu
- Stalled! Blended Reality: Prototype for an All-Gender Public Restroom – Joel Sanders, David Langdon, Francesca Carney
- Taxidermy birds Into 3D models – Michael Anderson, Collin Moret
For reference, the application process and selection criteria are outlined below:
Yale faculty and students submit proposals to participate in the applied research work. The available resources include funding, equipment and technical expertise, with total value for individual projects in the $5 – 20,000 range. Prior experience with 3D/blended reality is not required.
Project descriptions include a clear description of the project, project goals and how access to 3D design, augmented reality, digital imaging or 3D printing/fabrication technologies will support and enhance the project goals.
Guidelines for Project Grants:
- The applying individual must be a Yale faculty member or Yale student (graduate, professional or undergraduate) for the duration of the award period.
- Students need to specify a faculty advisor.
- The grant amount must be spent by October 31, 2017
- Project budgets not to exceed $20,000 in total value. An estimated budget should be included with the grant request.
- Resource requests can include access to project grant equipment, other equipment purchases, funding for student labor, materials/supplies expenses, training or professional services.
- Successful applicants agree to participate in documentation and publicity of the use of 3D technologies in project work to include:
- Writing a series of quarterly progress updates,
- Producing a final 3 – 5 page final report (due on or before June 30, 2017) on the role 3D technologies play in advancing the project work,
- and be available for video/photo interviews with Yale and HP staff.
Grant applications will be reviewed by the committee. Projects that meet the program requirements will receive a round two interview with a committee member. Based on that information, and available project funding, final awards will be made.
Project Equipment and Services:
The following HP resources are included in the program and are available to request as part of an individual grant request:
- Dremel Idea Builder 3D Printers. http://store.hp.com/us/en/pdp/dremel-3d-idea-builder (Value $1,300)
- Sprout Pro by HP. http://store.hp.com/us/en/ContentView?catalogId=10051&langId=-1&storeId=10151&eSpotName=Sprout-Pro (Value $2,000)
- Free use of and training on HP LinkReader (http://support.hp.com/hk-en/document/c04371390), Augmented Reality Tools & Apps
- Free use of HP Hybrid Content Delivery SDK based on HP METIS, http://community.hpe.com/t5/Behind-the-scenes-Labs/HP-and-San-Jose-State-University-pilot-METIS-a-new-platform-for/ba-p/6793913#.V0Ng-OT2PNJ
- Consultation with HP research scientists at HP Labs