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Laura Foster and Ed Lavarnway along with an original "Bronco Buster" bronze and a computer-assisted copy at the Remington.
Laura Foster and Ed Lavarnway along with an original "Bronco Buster" bronze and a computer-assisted copy at the Remington.

Using high tech to create nearly perfect copies of a Remington icon

Artist Frederic Remington's bronze sculptures of cowboys, native Americans, and cavalry are considered prized collector's items. The Remington Museum in Ogdensburg is using the latest digital technology to reproduce one of Remington's first and most popular sculptures, The Bronco Buster. Original sculptures, cast in multiples, were made and sold during Remington's lifetime. The museum is using an original casting in its collection as a model for a series of 3-D laser-scanned copies.

Todd Moe visited the Remington Museum for a chat with curator Laura Foster and executive director Ed Lavarnway about using computers and high tech cameras to create hyper-accurate reproductions of Remington's art.  Go to full article
Clarkson's Colleen Murphy created her own animated Aesop's Fables.
Clarkson's Colleen Murphy created her own animated Aesop's Fables.

Digital arts and science merge in Clarkson senior show

Combining art and computer science isn't a new concept. But in the last few years, more universities around the country have taken digital arts more seriously. Todd Moe previews an exhibit in Potsdam this Friday that's the result of a curriculum that includes art, design, math and computer science.  Go to full article

No paperless office yet

When the computer-age took off in the 1990s, lots of people thought we'd use a lot less paper. But that hasn't happened. Julie Grant reports on why environmentalists are so concerned about all the paper we're still using in our offices and homes.  Go to full article
Dave Beck (r) and some of his digital arts students in one of Clarkson's computer labs.
Dave Beck (r) and some of his digital arts students in one of Clarkson's computer labs.

Art and design in the digital age

Combining art and computer science isn't a new concept. But in the last few years, universities around the country have been taking digital arts more seriously. An art exhibit at Clarkson University will feature works by the school's first graduating class of digital arts and science majors. The Saturday night show in the Cheel Campus Center (9pm) will include animation, a documentary and product design. Todd Moe spoke with Dave Beck, Director of Clarkson's Digital Arts and Sciences Department, and some of the students involved in the exhibition. Beck says the program's objective is to combine artistic and scientific skills to develop creative talent with a strong technical background.  Go to full article

Saving energy and making the Internet greener

One industry that's not suffering in the economic downturn is information technology. The demand for IT keeps growing. That's good, but the environmental consequences worry some people. Turns out the Internet is not "carbon free." Internet searches and data storage use an increasing amount of energy. Julie Grant reports on how some companies are making their IT more environmentally friendly, and saving money in the process.  Go to full article

Searching for E-Waste Solutions

If you bought a new computer over the holidays, there are plenty of places to drop off your household's old computer. But to prevent more of the old monitors, laptops and other items from winding up in landfills, some Midwest states are looking to make sure computer makers get involved in recycling their products. One of the few manufacturers that already helps re-use old computer parts is Texas-based Dell, Incorporated. The Great Lakes Radio Consortium's Chuck Quirmbach went to a Dell-sponsored recycling center and has this report.  Go to full article

NY Lawmakers Target "Modem Hijacking"

Two Majority Party state legislators are sponsoring a bill to crack down on Internet scammers who use people's modems to make illegal long distance telephone calls. Karen DeWitt reports.  Go to full article

Commentary: Black Holes

As communication technology improves, are you feeling more ignored? Do you leave messages that go unanswered? Commentator Elle Garrell Berger wonders why so many of us have been feeling abandoned lately. Could there by black holes out there we don't know about?  Go to full article

State Criticized for Wasting Money

An Assembly Investigations committee report says the Pataki Administration could be wasting up to half a billion dollars a year, because it hasn't kept track of the computers and software used by state government employees. Karen Dewitt has more on the story.  Go to full article

Two Candidates, Two Announcements

Two of the state's candidates for governor announced successes at press conferences Thursday. Carl McCall, a Democrat, who is the state's comptroller received a key endorsement, while Governor Pataki announced a major upstate job creation plan. Karen Dewitt reports.  Go to full article

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