Tag Archives: bicentennial

Archaeology AR/VR/3D technology showcase

Experience how archaeologists use augmented reality (AR), virtual reality (VR), and 3D thru hands-on exhibits highlighting web technologies, Oculus Rift, Hololens, and 3D displays. This event is part of “Into the Third Century: The Past, Present, and Future of Michigan’s Archaeological Museums”, a graduate and undergraduate student symposium sponsored by the Collaborative Archaeology Workgroup, in conjunction with the… Read More »

Bicentennial IT Historic Timeline introduced at MStaff200

ITS communication staff unveiled the Bicentennial IT Historic Timeline at the Michigan IT booth at the MStaff200 bicentennial event, Tuesday, June 27. More than 720 current and retired U-M staff members and their immediate families stopped by the display to interact with the timeline and reminisce about university technology through the years. The team handed out promotional “punch cards” with… Read More »

Democratizing the weather

By | May 8, 2017

In the early days of the internet, U-M student Jeff Masters and Perry Samson, his College of Engineering professor, developed an idea to bring real-time weather information to our daily lives through an online resource that would come to be known as Weather Underground. It all started in 1991 with Hurricane Bob and a single Sun 4/110 workstation… Read More »

Power to the pixel

By | February 20, 2017

Thirty years ago, the digital technology we rely on today wasn’t just unavailable; it was inconceivable. And yet at Michigan Engineering, a young PhD student named Thomas Knoll was quietly creating a piece of software that endures today as one of the world’s most popular applications. It would turn countless industries on their heads: marketing, advertising, publishing and… Read More »