The Independent Florida Alligator
July 10, 2014
By Hannah Fell
This year’s Creative Summer B will take students to a GPS scavenger hunt, a digital image projection show and a 24-hour filmmaking competition.
These activities and more are part of the Creative Summer B initiative introduced by the Office of the Provost in 2010.
The program was started to be a way to welcome new Gators to the UF campus and also provide something fun outside the academic semester.
This is the first year that Creative Summer B has partnered with the Map Library at Smathers Library, in addition to seven other colleges or features of UF, and the first year there will be a digital projection show.
The library is putting on a program called Geocaching, which a game similar to a scavenger hunt where players are given a GPS to search for items around campus.
Students can check out a GPS at the library and search for various items and locations around campus.
“It helps people learn about art on campus,” said UF Map Librarian Carol Mcauliffe, “but also other things at UF that they might not know about.”
Once students complete the scavenger hunt, they can trade their clues in for a ticket to print off something on Marston Science Library’s 3-D printer.
CNTRL-SPACE is another new activity that allows people to control abstract image projections that are synched to music.
A live band will accompany the images, and if students find that they are really interested in image projections, they can sign up for a class in the Fall through the Digital Worlds Institute.
“You can expect to have fun and listen to great avante garde music,” said Patrick Pagano, founder of CNTRL-SPACE.
Lucinda Lavelli, the dean of UF College of the Arts, said Creative Summer B is a great way for people to connect with other people with similar interests.
“The arts is a think-tank for creativity,” she said. “Noncurricular activities are where people find new ideas.”