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Got The Touch

As anyone in academia can attest, donations are a big part of what helps a large institution run. Of course, that means part of my job is to document where that money goes, so that these big money donors can be sure their money is being well spent.

In this particular case, I was to track down some students in an iOS programming class, where they were programming music apps for the iPad thanks to a large donation from Steinway. These folks were doing some pretty cool things with the medium, and though this was only a work in progress, it would worth keeping an eye on some of these apps.

Here’s a demonstration from an app called “Impact,” which has you draw your own drum pad that generates sounds based on its size and shape. Pretty cool.

04/26/2012- Somerville, Mass. - Nate Harada, E14, demonstrates his in-progress app, "Impact," for the Tufts School of Engineering's "Music Apps for iPad" course with his teammates during class on April 26, 2012.(Kelvin Ma/Tufts University)

04/26/2012- Somerville, Mass. - Nate Harada, E14, demonstrates his in-progress app, "Impact," for the Tufts School of Engineering's "Music Apps for iPad" course with his teammates during class on April 26, 2012.(Kelvin Ma/Tufts University)

What’s Up, Docs?

I’m a little late to post here, but once Tufts Commencement wrapped up, I was pretty much on a plane headed to San Francisco for a much-needed vacation (some of those pics to come). That just means that this next set of photos have just been sitting by the wayside while I’ve been getting a little R&R.

In addition to general Commencement coverage of the main event — you know, honorary degrees, big name speakers, lots of pomp, not so much circumstance — I was tasked with covering the commencement ceremony for the Tufts University School of Medicine. For our general commencement coverage, our team was divided up into separate sectors of the quad. Here’s a look at what our team accomplished in the morning: http://now.tufts.edu/packages/commencement-2011

As a one man crew at the Medical commencement, I was allowed a lot more liberty to just wander around and make what I thought were interesting pictures, without having to worry about snapping frames of people with famous names. Here’s a sampling of what I saw:

05/22/2011 - Medford, Mass. - From left, Katherine Dunn, Margarita Ebril, David Johnson Einstein, Norah Emara and Daniel Fay, all M11, wait to receive their degrees during commencement for the Tufts University School of Medicine on May 22, 2011. (Kelvin Ma/Tufts University) (Kelvin Ma/Tufts University)

05/22/2011 - Medford, Mass. - From left, Katherine Dunn, Margarita Ebril, David Johnson Einstein, Norah Emara and Daniel Fay, all M11, wait to receive their degrees during commencement for the Tufts University School of Medicine on May 22, 2011. (Kelvin Ma/Tufts University)

05/22/2011- Medford, Mass. - Matthew Dong, M11, receives his hood during commencement for the Tufts University School of Medicine on May 22, 2011. (Kelvin Ma/Tufts University) (Kelvin Ma/Tufts University)

05/22/2011- Medford, Mass. - Matthew Dong, M11, receives his hood during commencement for the Tufts University School of Medicine on May 22, 2011. (Kelvin Ma/Tufts University)

05/22/2011- Medford, Mass. - A newly graduated physician receives his hood as family members wave to other graduates during commencement for the Tufts University School of Medicine on May 22, 2011. (Kelvin Ma/Tufts University) (Kelvin Ma/Tufts University)

05/22/2011- Medford, Mass. - A newly graduated physician receives his hood as family members wave to other graduates during commencement for the Tufts University School of Medicine on May 22, 2011. (Kelvin Ma/Tufts University)

05/22/2011- Medford, Mass. - A relative of a graduate sings and dances in his seat during commencement for the Tufts University School of Medicine on May 22, 2011. (Kelvin Ma/Tufts University) (Kelvin Ma/Tufts University)

05/22/2011- Medford, Mass. - A relative of a graduate sings and dances in his seat during commencement for the Tufts University School of Medicine on May 22, 2011. (Kelvin Ma/Tufts University)

05/22/2011- Medford, Mass. - Tufts Medical graduates complete their degrees by reciting the Hippocratic Oath as Sackler students, front, follow along, during commencement for the Tufts University School of Medicine on May 22, 2011. (Kelvin Ma/Tufts University) (Kelvin Ma/Tufts University)

05/22/2011- Medford, Mass. - Tufts Medical graduates complete their degrees by reciting the Hippocratic Oath as Sackler students, front, follow along, during commencement for the Tufts University School of Medicine on May 22, 2011. (Kelvin Ma/Tufts University)

05/22/2011- Medford, Mass. - Eliza Bullis, M11, hugs a friend after commencement for the Tufts University School of Medicine on May 22, 2011. (Kelvin Ma/Tufts University) (Kelvin Ma/Tufts University)

05/22/2011- Medford, Mass. - Eliza Bullis, M11, hugs a friend after commencement for the Tufts University School of Medicine on May 22, 2011. (Kelvin Ma/Tufts University)

05/22/2011- Medford, Mass. - Jina Lee Sinskey's, M11, fan club of friends and family came dressed in custom t-shirts for commencement for the Tufts University School of Medicine on May 22, 2011. (Kelvin Ma/Tufts University) (Kelvin Ma/Tufts University)

05/22/2011- Medford, Mass. - Jina Lee Sinskey's, M11, fan club of friends and family came dressed in custom t-shirts for commencement for the Tufts University School of Medicine on May 22, 2011. (Kelvin Ma/Tufts University)

Congratulations to the newest Tufts doctors!

Big Top

This is more or less a repost of an entry I did for the day job last month, but it can’t hurt to spread the love around and toss a little traffic that way via my own personal site.

As I mentioned in my Tufts Photo blog post, I recently worked on a portrait project with some graduate students who were skilled in the circus arts. Being the middle of winter, and the Tufts campus lacking in any proper circus facilities, I set up a basic white seamless studio in one of the lecture halls on campus and went to town. My idea was to keep things as simple as possible to focus on the “cool factor” of the actual circus arts. Action, without distraction — hence the clean white.

Here’s a gallery of the work:

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