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Driving human emotions

Driving human emotions

February 17, 2014

Driving can be a very stressful activity, especially in Chicago. But what if cars could detect a driver’s emotional state and possibly prevent an accident?This is the goal for a team of researchers from th...

Manifest 2012 ‘pedal-powered’

By Heather Scroering

April 9, 2012

In a few weeks, the main topic of conversation is likely to shift from prioritization, with its many listening forums and layers of recommendations, to the college’s largest and most attractive event of the year, Manifest.This year’s celebration, pushed forward one week to May 4 because of the NATO summit, will see more than 75 showcases, a pedal-powered amusement park and countless other exhibitions featuring the work ...

Enter the ‘Source Code,’ have mind blown

By Drew Hunt

March 28, 2011

French director Jean-Luc Godard once said, “Cinema is not the station. Cinema is the train.” There’s a distinct air of truth to that. If movies are meant to provide an experience that transports us to some place new, a train is an accurate analogy. Meanwhile, the station represents cogitation: a space to reflect on the journey.Keeping this in mind, the new movie “Source Code” is in some ways a rumination on the nature of cine...

Redmoon celebrates 20 years with puppets, horror horror

By WilliamPrentiss

February 1, 2010

A cabinet sits on Redmoon Theater’s main stage, its edges jutting out at odd angles. Its doors are closed, but they will soon open to reveal a sleepwalker’s nightmare to the eager audience.This odd piece of furniture is the titular object in Redmoon Theater’s upcoming play, “The Cabinet,” which continues Redmoon’s experimental spirit with the use of puppetry and unique set design. The play is inspired by the silent 1920 G...

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