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Jim Ferolo

Jim Ferolo

James Ferolo researches, designs and builds interactive applications and exhibits, video and motion graphics, and intermedial performances. He is chair of the Interactive Media Program at Bradley University and Creative Director of The Iona Group.

Jim's Recent Posts

Xoom’ing

Ok, in all honesty it took me about two minutes to figure out how to turn the device on. That first experience set the mood for the next fifteen minutes or so of moving around the hardware interfaces on the Xoom. It is also my first ownership experience with an Android device and I knew [...]

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LMU LIVE IS LIVE!

Previous entries have mentioned a large display system that encompassed a variety of technologies and fabrication explorations. I am happy to say that the work has been installed and is currently running in its final home at Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles, California. The Iona Group was originally contacted by Academic Technologies at the [...]

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THE PARTICLE GRID

We hit a very important milestone this week on the visual installation in the form of a display of seven hundred particles moving through the grid of iMacs. This is extremely important as we have been working on smaller prototypes that theoretically were built to scale and were proving to do so in our tests, [...]

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Steel and aluminum supports

The interesting part about working on this project has been the new things that have been presented as challenges. The collaboration between a variety of team members has been extremely important and the process requires communication and integration of many different disciplines. Yesterday, I was schooled in metal types. Matt Nelson, Jeremy LaBeau and I [...]

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Interactive Sculpture

Over the past couple of years, I have been extremely interested in the creation of interactives that are related to performance and physical spaces. This particular project is of very compelling due to the combination of user interactions, interactive programming, physical design and overall scale. The piece is going to work to bring students into [...]

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