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Drag performers use virtual platform to deliver music videos by lip syncing and dancing.

Drag community thrives in online setting during pandemic

June 2, 2020

On a typical Saturday night, Benjamin Bradshaw can be found hosting the Drag Matinee show at Berlin Nightclub among a sea of strobe lights and blaring music. But due to the pandemic, Bradshaw, a d...

Senior fashion design major Maria Varela is working with instructors in the Fashion Studies Department to create masks to send to health care workers at the frontline of the coronavirus pandemic.

Artists find solace and community through remote collaborative projects

April 6, 2020

Desperate to keep her mind off the reality that she would have to wrap up her senior thesis online, Maria Varela found a new purpose—making masks for health care workers. After seeing posts about mask ...

Virtual reality only semi-real

By Grady Flanary

April 4, 2016

Despite the fanfare leading up to the March 28 launch of the Oculus Rift virtual reality system, VR fever has not yet reached a boiling point. The current VR technology’s lack of features and functionality guarantee that only enthusiasts are likely to adopt the fledgling technology.Despite the hype about a potential broad range of personal and business applications, since its inception, VR has focused on entertainment. The...

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