Multimedia Installation for Eco River Center
By: Paul O'Mara
I’ve just finished the installation of a multimedia center and illustrated map for the Eco River Center in Rome, GA. I commissioned Michael Karpovage of Mapformation to produce the illustration, which shows the topography and geology of the area. I provided aerial photos and photographed the dominant rock types that were then rendered into the map.
The multimedia center was built by local cabinet-makers, Coosa Valley Cabinets. A 40 inch, HDTV is connect to a media player and will be used to show multimedia in support of the Eco Center’s programming. I am now putting the finishing touches on two multimedia presentations to explain the Water Cycle and another to address Brownfields through a look at the industrial history of Rome.
My work in higher education was such an important element to the success of this project. I’d seen examples of Mapformation work with college campus maps. Berry College geology professor, Dr. Tamie Jovanelly provided guidance with the accuracy of the illustration and was a tremendous resource for the identification of the rocks I photographed.
This was funded through an Environmental Protection Agency, Brownfields Assessment Grant.