All students invited to virtual StarScapes
By Julie Newell
The regular LCC event StarScapes, which showcases the work of students, is back. It is happening virtually this semester on Dec. 1 and 2.
Event co-coordinator Melinda Wilson said she believes the event started in 2014.
“We were thinking, it would be great if students would have the opportunity to share the work that they do in the class, outside of class,” Wilson said. “We call it an innovation and creativity showcase. It’s an opportunity for students to do some peer-to-peer learning to get out of the classroom.”
Any student can participate by posting anything they have created inside or outside the classroom.
“Students that want to participate, they can put in posters, they can do video clips of musical performances or videos that they’ve created,” Wilson said. “They can post writings, poetry; like if they post poetry, they can post a sound clip of them reading the poem, so there are a lot of different ways that people can present.”
Student who want to participate in the event can go to https://starscapes.openlcc.net/. Work can be posted from now until Dec. 1.
On Dec. 1 and 2 there will be a live, virtual presentation via WebEx, during which students who want to present their work live will be able to do so.
After the event is over, the work shared on the website will not be taken down.
Wilson said it is a substantial benefit for StarScapes participants to be able to show their work as part of their resumes.
“One thing was clear from the very beginning: this was about student creativity and innovation; about their work in or outside of their classes, and about students exchanging ideas with other students,” Wilson said.
“Most importantly, we wanted cross-disciplinary interactions. Music mixing, art mixing, physics mixing, international studies mixing, biology – all wonderfully jumbled together for a richly uncontrollable synergistic experience.”