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Maryland Institute College of Art is an art and design college in Baltimore, Maryland, USA. It was founded in 1826 as the "Maryland Institute for the Promotion of the Mechanic Arts", making it one of the first and oldest art colleges in the United States. In 2014, MICA was ranked #7 in the nation among fine arts programs by U.S. News and World Report, and its Graphic Design Master of Fine Arts program was ranked #3 among graduate schools for Graphic Design in 2012. MICA is also a member of the Association of Independent Colleges of Art and Design , a consortium of 36 leading art schools in the United States, as well as the National Association of Schools of Art and Design . The school is located in the Bolton Hill neighborhood, along Mount Royal Ave. The main campus is about 1.5 miles from downtown Baltimore.MICA hosts pre-college, post-baccalaureate, continuing studies, Masters of Fine Arts, and Bachelors of Fine Arts programs, as well as weekend young peoples' studio art classes. Wikipedia.

Arcadia L.,Maryland Institute College of Art | Corbet R.,University of Maryland Baltimore County | Corbet R.,NASA
Leonardo | Year: 2015

Undergraduate animation students at the Maryland Institute College of Art teamed up with scientists from the Fermi Gamma-ray Space Telescope to produce a set of animations on several astronomy topics. Here, the authors describe the process and discuss the results, educational benefits and the cross-cultural experience. These animations are available for free online. © 2015 ISAST.

Land M.H.,The Landing | Land M.H.,Maryland Institute College of Art
Procedia Computer Science | Year: 2013

There is growing interest amongst forward looking public officials, educators, and professionals in enhancing the education platform to better prepare students for both analytical and creative thinking. Traditional STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics) degrees focus on convergent skills whereas art degrees focus on divergent skills. Having the ability to execute both at scale can better position our nation for global competitiveness. A study by the Partnership for a New American Economy, called Not Coming to America, demonstrates the lacking interest of STEM in undergraduates throughout American born citizens. With a STEM job market increasing three times faster than the rest of the economy, and only 4.4% of American undergraduates enrolled in STEM programs, there is a huge shortage of qualified high-tech workers. Education must foster not only problem solving skills but also problem seeking skills all while maintaining the interest of the students. The author, an art educator with STEM interest, will summarize the major initiative in STEM, rationalize the value of arts integration, discuss objective driven assessment, evaluate literacy opportunities, provide examples of taking theory to practice, and challenge the audience to go full STEAM ahead. © 2013 The Authors. Published by Elsevier B.V.

Lopez-Gonzalez M.,La Petite Noiseuse Productions | Lopez-Gonzalez M.,Maryland Institute College of Art | Lopez-Gonzalez M.,Johns Hopkins University
Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering | Year: 2015

Creativity is primarily defined as a mental phenomenon that engages multiple cognitive processes to generate novel and useful solutions to problems. There are two core problem-solving modes: long-term deliberate methodical vs. short-term spontaneous. Despite behavioral models integrating the multiple activities (e.g. technical and financial issues, emotional responses) arising within and the socio-cultural effects surrounding the long-term creative process in various artistic disciplines, no systematic study exists of short-term improvisatory behavior in response to emotional stimuli within such ecologically valid contexts as film and theatre. In this paper I present and discuss the novel use of one cinematic and one theatrical project that investigate spontaneous creative thinking and emotion perception, particularly as it pertains to inthemoment expressive translation of emotional scenic variables such as actors' movements and dialogue to musical language. Both projects explore the six universal human emotions (anger, disgust, fear, happiness, sadness, surprise) and were performed and recorded with live improvised music by professional jazz musicians. Combining visual scene analysis with musical feature analysis of the improvised scores, I propose a cognitive feedback model of spontaneous creative emotional innovation that integrates music, spoken language, and emotional expression within the context of live music scoring in both film and theatre. This work also serves as an appeal towards more arts-based cognitive research and interdisciplinary methods in the study of human intelligence. © 2015 SPIE-IS&T.

Knopper L.D.,Stantec Consulting Ltd. | Dan T.,Stantec Consulting Ltd. | Reisig D.D.,North Carolina State University | Johnson J.D.,Maryland Institute College of Art | Bowers L.M.,Bayer CropScience
Pest Management Science | Year: 2016

Those involved with pollinator risk assessment know that agricultural crops vary in attractiveness to bees. Intuitively, this means that exposure to agricultural pesticides is likely greatest for attractive plants and lowest for unattractive plants. While crop attractiveness in the risk assessment process has been qualitatively remarked on by some authorities, absent is direction on how to refine the process with quantitative metrics of attractiveness. At a high level, attractiveness of crops to bees appears to depend on several key variables, including but not limited to: floral, olfactory, visual and tactile cues; seasonal availability; physical and behavioral characteristics of the bee; plant and nectar rewards. Notwithstanding the complexities and interactions among these variables, sugar content in nectar stands out as a suitable quantitative metric by which to refine pollinator risk assessments for attractiveness. Provided herein is a proposed way to use sugar nectar concentration to adjust the exposure parameter (with what is called a crop attractiveness factor) in the calculation of risk quotients in order to derive crop-specific tier I assessments. This Perspective is meant to invite discussion on incorporating such changes in the risk assessment process. © 2016 Society of Chemical Industry.

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Profile:Chris Manzione After Chris Manzione 07 finished the Post-Baccalaureate in Fine Arts certificate program at MICA, he went on to get his MFA at Rutgers, do major solo shows, and win a Skowhegan Award and an Emerging Artist Fellowship. He also serves as a visiting artist for several highly-regarded art and design colleges ...

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