ExCITeCast

ExCITeCast
By excitecenter
About this podcast
The ExCITe Center is a space for creative people who want to work together on innovative projects benefitting the Philadelphia region and beyond. The ExCITeCast is published the first Tuesday of each month and can be heard on WKDU 91.7 FM. http://drexel.edu/excite/
Latest episodes
Nov. 8, 2017
Today everything we do is connected to the internet, we talk to Director of the Auerbach Drexel Cybersecurity Center Steve Weber and president of the Drexel Cyber Dragons Colbert Zhu about what is cyber security and how you can learn and practice it.
Sept. 5, 2017
In February of 2016, the Director of the ExCITe Center, Youngmoo Kim, began collaborating with composer Lembit Beecher and librettist Hannah Moscovitch to create Sophia’s Forest: an opera that focuses on the interior world of a 9-year-old child, Sophia, who has recently immigrated to the United States. To evoke Sophia’s thoughts and memories, Youngmoo, working with architect Simon Kim and engineer Mark Yim of the University of Pennsylvania, created nine tree-like, sound-producing sculptures as part of the opera’s set. In this podcast we talk with the composer, Lembit Beecher, and two ExCITe Center collaborators who were integral to the sculptures' function, Rich Vallett and Scott DelPrato. Hosted by Alex Jones.
July 17, 2017
An estimated half of all small businesses in the United States have little-to-no online presence. So, in collaboration with Rebrand Cities, the ExCITe Center will be partnering with the West Philadelphia Corridor Collaborative and the Lancaster Avenue 21 business association to help Philly entrepreneurs get their businesses online. This podcast explores ExCITe's engagement with Rebrand Cities, talking to John Maeda, a key collaborator in the Rebrand Cities project and the Global Head of Computational Design and Inclusion at Automattic; Brandon Morton, the ExCITe Center's AppLab Manager; and Kwaku Botang, the Executive Director of the Lancaster Avenue Business Association. Hosted by Alex Jones.
June 6, 2017
Saturday, June 17 will culminate in the debut performance of a brand new, original instrument for two ExCITe Center residents. Artist in Residence Peter English and PhD candidate Jeff Gregorio have been working hard for the last year to develop Drumhenge — a circle of 16 drums that have been modified with magnets and code to give off a more electronic, eery sound. Have a listen to learn more about their work or register for the event, which will take place from 7-9 p.m. at Drexel University's Blackbox Theater, at exctie.ticketleap.com. Hosted by Alex Jones.
May 2, 2017
Meet the people who conduct the research necessary to transform the textiles we interact with everyday into functional technologies more like smartwatches and Apple Watches. This month we talked with the Director of the Shima Seiki Haute Technology Laboratory, Genevieve Dion, and her design assistant, Amy Stoltzfus. Hosted by Alex Jones.
March 5, 2017
The ExCITe Center's third annual STEAM education workshop took place on January 20, 2017. In this episode we explore some of what we learned and Youngmoo talks with our keynote speaker, Dr. Nettrice Gaskins of Boston Arts Academy about her road to STEAM and how it and afrofuturism shaped their recent production of The Wiz.
Jan. 6, 2017
Colton Link sits down for a one-on-one conversation with ExCITe's Director Youngmoo Kim to discuss the term learning innovation. This is the full interview between Colon and Youngmoo from the "Laying Out Learning Innovation" podcast.
Jan. 3, 2017
This month on ExCITeCast we are talking about advancing learning innovation. Colton takes time to sit down with some of the leaders of the Learning Innovation Initiative. Our first guest is the director of the ExCITe Center, Dr. Youngmoo Kim. Colton’s other guest is Dr. Brian Smith, an associate professor from the School of Education. By sitting down with our guests we hope to find out more about what the Learning Innovation Initiative will tell us.
Dec. 5, 2016
This month on ExCITeCast we are talking about student organizations housed at ExCITe. Colton takes time to sit down with some of the leaders from each of these groups. Our first guest from Theme Park Engineering and Design Group is Harrison Katz, who is the president of the club. Colton’s other guest is the founder of the Drexel Hackathon and Coding Club, Ryan Young. By sitting down with our guests we hope to find out more about their respective student organizations.
Oct. 31, 2016
This time on ExCITeCast we are talking about faculty fellowship. Colton takes some time to sit down with the ExCITe Center’s faculty fellows to ask questions about their fellowships. Our first guest is Dr. Shivanthi Anandan, who takes some time to discuss her views of the faculty fellowship. Our other guest for this month’s podcast is Dr. Stefan Rank. He works in gaming and artificial intelligence with a passion for exploring performance and perception of personality.