Sunday, October 28, 2007

Wednesday, August 15, 2007

The South Wedge Digital Ripple

This Wednesday is the culmination of the South Wedge Digital Ripple Project. This is the second phase of the Rochester Digital Ripple first taught last summer.

This summer, 17 Rochester City and Monroe County youth are building a wireless mesh network for the South Wedge Area of Rochester. Art for Everyone developed and taught a full curriculum for the program. This year, our students learned entrepreneurial skills for writing business plans, conducting web consulting, and innovating in technology.

- Keith Simmons

Tuesday, February 27, 2007

Collaborative Wiki

I've most recently been working on the Hamamatsu Rochester Collaborative Wiki. I was hired RASA to coordinate a collaboration between Rochester students and students in Hamamatsu Japan. Hamamatsu is one of Rochester's sister cities, a program initiated to promote world peace through citizens' actions.

The wiki uses Project Sycamore's backend with some tweaking to some of the scripts.

- Keith Simmons

Sunday, January 21, 2007 Demo Reel Cutscenes

This video shows off the 3D models in my portfolio at These short scenes will serve as cutscenes for my comprehensive demo reel. All artwork by Keith Simmons.

Thursday, January 11, 2007

Ibis in the atrium

Here's some eye candy from my blender experiments. Not sure why I chose 5-fold symmetry, but 5 pentagons arranged as such create groups of 2 and 3 (all prime numbers). Note the shadows on the ground and the ibis on the coffee mug (it moves a bit):

Saturday, December 30, 2006

QuicktimeVR Atrium

The following QuicktimeVR movie was created using blender3D and makeCubic. The metallic spheres are synthetic and rendered by blender. This is in the IT atrium at RIT.

-Keith Simmons

Friday, December 29, 2006

Third week at the Planetarium

These photos were from a presentation at the planetarium demonstrating dataton watchout software. I was able to get behind the scenes afterward to help break down. This could be coupled with my spherical reflection ideas for the planetarium.