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May 16

May 16, 2018

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

 

CONTACT:

Derek Rayment

Public + Media Relations Manager

531-MCC-2876

darayment@mccneb.edu

mccneb.edu

 

Upcoming KANEKO exhibit to feature the work of MCC students

 

OMAHA, Neb. — Metropolitan Community College Art, Design and Communications students will have their work on display at KANEKO, 1111 Jones St., during the “Reality” exhibit, June 1-Sept. 26. Visitors to “Reality” will experience virtual reality, augmented reality and other mixed reality technologies through performances, lectures and hands-on displays. 

 

MCC student work includes virtual reality experiences for the KANEKO expansion as well as the renowned Fremont Dangos created by artist Jun Kaneko. Another piece of MCC student work to be featured is an augmented reality application experience. The student-created app will take the viewer on an augmented reality journey through an iPad Pro.

 

“These students have taken an architectural 3-D model provided by HDR and created a photo-realistic interactive virtual reality experience that will be displayed in the gallery, giving visitors a chance to see the future KANEKO space first-hand,” said Ian Snyder, MCC instructor. “Additionally, MCC students used photogrammetry to create a 3-D scan of six renowned Fremont Dangos to bring them to life in the virtual environment.”

 

“Reality” is a collaboration between area organizations and educational institutions combines art, science and technology. The exhibit is free and open to the public beginning June 1. For more information, visit thekaneko.org/seasons/reality. 

 

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Metropolitan Community College, accredited by the Higher Learning Commission, is a comprehensive, public community college that offers affordable, quality education to all residents of Dodge, Douglas, Sarpy and Washington counties. Founded in 1974, MCC has the largest enrollment out of six community colleges in Nebraska and is the second largest postsecondary institution in the state. MCC serves more than 40,000 unique credit and noncredit students.