Communication Arts Faculty Win Federal Innovation Grant

Congratulations to Chair of Communication Arts Robert Meganck and Communication Arts Associate Professor Matt Wallin.

The pair received a $40,000 grant from the Virginia Innovation Partnership i6 Challenge competition for the finalization of their Color Model project.

Launched in 2010, the i6 Challenge “supports truly innovative initiatives to spur innovation commercialization, entrepreneurship and jobs creation at the local level.” Administered by the U.S. Commerce Department Economic Development Administration’s Office of Innovation and Entrepreneurship, the competition awards up to $1 million annually to winning proposals throughout the U.S.

For the past three years,  Professor Meganck, Professor Wallin, and Professor Emeritus Peter Martin in the Department of Physics, have been working to build a 3D interactive model of color space. Once completed, the model will allow for the mapping of specific colors, color space and all its complements in various formats.

See their TEDxRVA 2013 talk on the project here.