CAMSZINE enlisted CAMS major Brit Fryer '15 for the following report on Mediadrome, also known as the "CAMS Event of the Century."
It was part dance party, part rock show, and part midterm assignment. The Mediadrome was an immersive live art show constructed and curated by students in CAMS 283: Site Specific Media, taught by Professor John Schott. The dome was engineered by Mary Begley ’14, Woody Kaine ’14 and Haley Ryan ’15. Inside the bulging plastic bubble were four amazing music acts: Prom Queef, Max Thunderdome, Ashantology, and djbritheartbeats, who played music in 45 degree weather, accompanying stunning visuals that covered three-fourths of the dome. Woody Kaine controlled the visuals via an electronic drum kit that splashed color over the dome. In combination with Max Thunderdome, he invited the audience to tilt their heads back and revel in the madness that was the dome. The night continued with a live hip-hop band, Ashantology, featuring the smooth sounds of Ashanti Soldier '15 and contrasting visuals by Schuyler Sher '15. Prom Queef annihilated the drome crowd with improv visuals from Haley Ryan. Lastly, djbritheartbeats invited the crowd to dance the night away while staring in awe at visuals by Andrew Cely ’15. Despite the threat of plastic bubble collapses, a competing dance event at Cowling, and high winds that almost turned our dome into the house from Disney's Up movie, the Mediadrome was a night to remember—full of color, music and fun. Check out more photos from the event on Flickr.