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Creativity on display during Informatics’ virtual capstone event

January 15, 2021

(original story by Kevin Fryling, published January 12, 2021) (feature image created by student Nathan Ekema)

Although things looked a bit different from past years’ capstone events, students at the IU School of Informatics and Computing at IUPUI recently closed out 2020 with a traditional end-of-semester celebration—despite the challenges of physical distancing due to the pandemic.

Hosted on the popular game-streaming platform Twitch, the event saw students and faculty come together from living rooms, bedrooms and kitchen counters across the state to participate in the 2020 Virtual Capstone, a showcase to highlight the hard work and creative endeavors resulting from their efforts of the past several months. The event, which ran about four hours into the evening on Dec. 11, featured dozens of creative student projects, including video game designs; electronic arts, such as digital lighting, sculpting and character creation; videography; and web development.

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