The Media Cascades are touch-sensitive, interactive floor-to-ceiling displays that present movies, images, slide shows, text, infographics, and maps reflecting the university as a whole.
The media is designed to flow through the Cascades like a waterfall of content introducing the diversity of opportunities – academic, athletic, social, and recreational – that define the University of Oregon experience and tell the UO story.
The six 14-foot tall interactive Media Cascades include:
• More than 1,100 stories that are told using 4,500 content elements, including more than 4,400 digital images and 100 videos.
• A 3D mpa showing 80 campus buildings along with supporting images and historical data.
• Visualizations of UO statistics regarding enrollment, graduation rates, class sizes, etc.
• Stories of more than 75 prominent UO alumni.
The three Artifact Cascades are filled with an eclectic assortment of objects that represent defining events in the history of the University of Oregon. Original and facsimile documents, photographs, manuscripts, ephemera, and other three dimensional objects are on display.
The three 14-foot tall Artifact Cascades contain more than 30 artifacts and objects created by UO alumni including:
• Prototype rubber sneaker treads created in a waffle iron by Bill Bowerman, renowned innovator, UO track coach, and co-founder of Nike.
• Soap from the movie Fight Club, written by Chuck Palaniuk.
• A manuscript of One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest by Ken Kesey.
Designed as a constantly flowing stream of currents, the visuals in the Alumni Table reflect generations of students who have poured through our enduring campus bedrock throughout its history. Every single alumnus – more than 200,000 strong and growing – is represented in this searchable touch table.
When a visitor, alum, or prospective student touches a UO icon on the table, an interface is revealed allowing users to call up the names of every Duck who ever graduated from the UO categorized by school, class, name, or activity. Visitors will also have the opportunity to leave personal messages for the table via their home computers or the UO Alumni Association web site.