MLK: The Power of Voice | Design Student Exhibition

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MLK: The Power of Voice | Design Student Exhibition

January 10 @ 12:00 am - February 6 @ 12:00 am

Witherspoon exhibition

STUDENT DESIGN EXHIBITION: January 10 through February 6th

OPENING RECEPTION: Wednesday, January 10, 2018, @ 7:00 p.m.

LOCATION: Witherspoon Student Center

Graphic Design students from GD201 Design, Context, and Experience co-taught by Associate Professor of Graphic Design Scott Townsend and Assistant Professor of Graphic Design Derek Ham, PhD will display studio projects at the African American Cultural Center, located in Witherspoon Student Center. The projects were developed to create an installation design for Ham’s VR experience at the National Civil Rights Museum (NCRM) in Memphis, TN. Ham’s VR project, “I Am A Man” will be on display at the NCRM’s MLK50 exhibit, a year-long commemoration of Dr. Martin Luther King’s assassination. The museum will choose one design to feature in their exhibit.

Ham was one of 14 selected recipients of the 2017 Oculus Launch Pad Scholarship a program designed to support promising VR content creators from diverse backgrounds with the hope of inspiring new developers that represent our global audience to share their voices with the world.

The seven student projects on display at Witherspoon have been submitted to the National Civil Rights Museum for consideration. One student team will be selected and will travel to Memphis to execute their installation design.

The African American Cultural Center will also be celebrating Martin Luther King Jr. with the theme, “The Power of Voice.”


January 10 @ 12:00 am
February 6 @ 12:00 am
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Witherspoon Student Center
2810 Cates Ave
Raleigh, NC 27606 United States