Using Visuals to Connect the Dots
"Synthetic Biology" in a conversation with anyone outside the field
will elicit question marks.
after those words will be forever lost to the public.
CUGEM aims to
level the playing field. We seek to communicate our ideas with the public via
effective animation and communication skills.
Our presentations are designed to entice our audience, draw them in, and
enable them to attach our explanations to physical phenomena.
As a result, this
year we've created a designated animation sub-team consisting of Dan Levine
(Mechanical Engineer) and Nicholas Kramer (Electrical and Computer Engineer).
Under the direction of team leader Jim Mathews, we've broken up our project into scenes that
will best explain our project. Along the way, we've established a strong set of
methodologies, techniques, and resources to build up our animation team in the
A overview of
our work can be found on the pages linked by the images above.
We'd also like to
thank Luxology greatly for their support. Building up our sub-team required a
significant investment of time and resources.
Their intuitive and
powerful software - Modo - made this possible.