Pinkatastic Stickers!

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Help Pinkalicious and Peterrific create and play with animated stickers in our brand new Pinkatastic Stickers HTML5 game! Draw and color your own stickers, and play with character stickers in five unique settings. Then, watch your stickers come to life as they animate in your finished picture.

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First public demo of “Mission: Water”

“Mission: Water” – a Mixed Reality Experience for Middle School Classrooms.

Demo at SMASH 2018.

“Mission: Water” is a pair of linked Microsoft’s Mixed Reality apps offering middle school students a unique experience in the search for water in the solar system. Under development here at WGBH with teams from WGBH Children’s Media and Education and WGBH Digital Services, the project is at a prototyping stage ahead of classroom testing this fall and deployment early next year.

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Using beautiful 3D imagery this app creates an experience designed for the classroom.

The apps include a parallel experience to allow one player at a time to be the explorer (wearing the Mixed Reality head-mounted display) and other another student or students to act as “Mission Control” using desktop computers, guiding the explorer and reviewing data collected during the game.

Players work in tandem to collaborate and review data in order to discuss and decide the optimal places in the solar system to collect water in support of a fictionalized mission.

The apps will be available for free in 2019 through Microsoft’s app store. Supporting content will be available for free through PBS LearningMedia. Generous funding is provided by Microsoft.

Production Team: Dan Hart, Kennedy Bailey, Jeff Bartell, Sophie Calhoun, Elizabeth Walbridge, and Bill Shribman

PBS LearningMedia: Dr. Rachel Connolly, Jake Foster, Caitlin Steer and Pegeen Wright

External Advisor: Dr. Jim Green, Planetary Science Division Director, Office of the Associate Administrator for NASA’s Science Mission Directorate 

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WGBH seeking animators (2D! 3D! GIFs! AR!) to work on new series

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WGBH is seeking creators with expertise in many forms of animation — 2D cartoons, animated GIFs, 3D animation, motion graphics, game engine filmmaking, augmented reality — to work inside WGBH as Creative Residents on new digital programming in a new studio called Launchpad at WGBH.

Launchpad is currently focused on formats related to science media and aims to reach and inform a diversity of audiences, but animators don’t need to have expertise in science. For each of Launchpad’s Fall 2018 cycles, WGBH will select up to 5 Creative Residents to receive a $2,000 stipend to work on new programs for a duration of 3 weeks.

The next deadlines are Friday September 14, 2018 (for October 2018) and Friday October 12, 2018 (for November 2018).

For more information and application instructions, visit https://www.wgbh.org/foundation/launchpad