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Gigapan: Hawai'i Pacific News

Having published a selection of exterior gigapixel panoramas in the May 2010 Gigapan Magazine issue, this year HPN professors Pete Britos and Mike Ang discussed a change of scenario. Students were enlisted to think tank social spaces with interesting architectural features. A list of candidates was generated in the Graphic Design Studio class and added on to in Writing for New Media. Some initial sites, like the Bishop Museum and the Aloha Stadium, which was undergoing renovation, were not available for photography. But the addition of 'Iolani Palace and its newly renovated Gold Room seemed to round things out quite nicely. These spaces selected for capture say a lot about Hawai'i, both in terms of the style of presentation, as well as the still viable and evocative symbolic resonance of the structures themselves and the objects they hold.

HPN Producers in 'Iolani Palace Throne Room Graphic Design Studio Producers

Graphic Design Studio Producers:

Alyssa Amasol, Kristin Axelsson, Taylor Craig, Crissy Gofigan, Lukasz Grochowski, Brittany Hale, Julie Holme, Kara Jernigan, David Lawrence, Sayako Mochimaru, Jun Mooney, Jess Navarrete, Olivia Opdahl, Martha Purdy, Galina Sanchez Babiy, Jason Torres, Brittney Unoki, Katelyn Urquhart, Mike Ang

Writing for New Media Producers:

Matt Cardoza, Eugene Cha, Jamie Daez, Serena Karnagy, David Lawrence, Joohoo Lee, Jennifer Lymburner, Dafne Olca, Alisa Onishi, Justin Ornellas, Ethan Perry, Sanjeev Ranabhat, Ryuko Tanner, Pete Britos

Guest Editors

HPN (Hawai'i Pacific News) is a multimedia student news and opinion project at Hawai'i Pacific University in downtown Honolulu. Collaboration across disciplines and courses allows students to engage in complex projects like the Gigapan Magazine publication. This year's photographers and editors come from two courses at HPU, Graphic Design Studio (MULT 2460) and Writing for New Media (MULT 3360). Producers come from a wide range of experiences and countries, including Hawai'i, Germany, China, Japan, Nepal, Thailand, the U.S. Mainland and Switzerland.

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