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Contact: Putting the Virtual World in Your Hands

Imagine you are interacting with a virtual environment, like a game, a learning atmosphere, or an architectural model, and you are immersed in the visual environment. You reach out to a wall and you feel the resistance of the hard surface against your hand. You grab for an item and feel your fingers wrap around…

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Roux’s first event, a rundown.

This Friday I attended Roux’s first event, a seven course tasting menu themed around salt. Spoiler alert: it was incredible. The event was hosted at La Casita Cultural Center. When my guest and I entered the space we were greeted by Ryn, who was introducing guests to the concept and art as he co-founder, Rohan,…

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High school students learn about 3D printing at Syracuse University

3D printing is exciting technology, and now 12 high school students from all over the country are getting the chance to experience it first hand during Syracuse University’s Summer College for High School Students. RvD IDEA and Syracuse University ITS teamed up for SU’s first Makerspace and 3D Printing course which launched on Monday. In the…

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SparkCharge: Creating an Infrastructure for Electric Car Charging

Range Anxiety is a term I was unfamiliar with before meeting Joshua Aviv of SparkCharge. It turns out that although owners of electric vehicles are able to save ridiculous amounts of money at the gas pump, their role as early adopters means that charging stations for their vehicles are few and far between. Couple that…

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Launch NY Finds New CEO

A quick update for those of you who are following Launch NY’s work. On 7/15, Marnie LaVigne, former AVP of Economic Development at SUNY Buffalo, started her position at CEO. She replaced Al Cullington who served as interim CEO since January. We look forward to seeing Marnie at events and are excited she will be part…

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