By Sara Jones
Snagging a photo of the Mona Lisa sans iPhone obstruction is a difficult feat these days. Maneuvering through the halls of the Louvre can be hard as it is, and with the array of portable technology, people aren’t the only thing you have to squeeze by.
By Alex Dragone
There’s an old adage that used to say: ‘Go west to California and find your fortune.’ Since the Gold Rush, this narrative of opportunity has entered our national ethos. It’s as American as Apple Pie. Except now we’re not panning the water for flickering specks, but trying to start or get on board the next big technological innovation. Alex Koren is one such pilgrim to Silicon Valley.
By Brandon Fiksel
As the lights dimmed on a packed Shriver Hall, two students representing two separate generations of Octopodes Alums took the stage to introduce the Octopodes’ spring concert. It was Saturday night, April 18, 2015, and the Octopodes were celebrating their 25th anniversary, and thus the 25th anniversary of a cappella at Johns Hopkins.
By Brandon Fiksel
On a Tuesday night this past February, Johns Hopkins’ Digital Media Center (DMC) was relatively quiet. Fifteen minutes before an iOS app development workshop was scheduled to begin, the only audible sounds were a couple off-shift student workers talking in low voices near the check-out counter and the muted sounds of video games filtering in from the center’s computer lab. Cute ‘CubeCraft’ paper cutouts of characters from V for Vandetta, Dragon Ball Z and Portal 2 decorated the walls, and 3-D printed trinkets, including a hefty ‘Poké Ball,’ lay scattered across a table. At 6 p.m., students began shuffling into the computer lab for the workshop taught by DMC Multimedia Specialist and professional artist Benjamin Andrew.