Thought at Work 2016

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This past October, RIT design students of the College of Imaging Arts and Sciences (CIAS) hosted the annual Thought at Work Design Conference. Along with RIT students, hundred of people from around the area gathered to network, be inspired and gain experience with guest speakers, RIT professors and other students. I had the pleasure of sitting down with Hannah Kim, …

Interdisciplinary Transmedia Storytelling Forum

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  “Transmedia storytelling is inherently multidisciplinary, as it requires creators and producers to tell and implement the story using many media forms published across different platforms.” In this series of events over the course of the semester the Interdisciplinary Transmedia Storytelling Forum will discuss how Transmedia can be used to tell a story on multiple platforms including social media, video games, print, video, …

Transmedia Storytelling: Virtual Reality in Journalism

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The Interdisciplinary Transmedia Storytelling Forum series provides the unique opportunity to bring people from many different facets of the RIT community together to discuss relevant and controversial topics in the industry of journalism, storytelling, and more. The Virtual Reality forum, hosted by Andrea Hickerson from the School of Communication, was the second installment in the four part lecture series. The forum …

Pierre Mendell Exhibition

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On August 25 the Vignelli Center and Bevier Gallery opened an exhibition of posters designed by Pierre Mendell.  The German graphic designer was most famous for creating a branding identity for the Neue Sammlung, the International Design Museum in Europe. He quickly became famous for his clean, simple, and powerful posters that became a cornerstone of advertising in Munich. Many …

T-Minus 151

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Spring semester kicked off with a week-long competition among the Industrial Design students. One Industrial Design student from each year level was placed into a group. In groups of five, students were given 151 hours to develop a concept for a student lounge space within RIT buildings 7a or 7b. This year the project was sponsored by Lazzoni, a trendy, …

A Successful No. 30 Big Shot!

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On September 6 at 9:15 pm, thousands of RIT students, faculty, alumni, and families of the Rochester area gathered on campus to take part in the thirtieth RIT Big Shot. These volunteers created a photograph using handheld flashlights to light up the Golisano Institute for Sustainability Building and the Louise M. Slaughter Building and Quad. Having lived in Rochester for …

Twyla Cummings: Recipient of the Isaac L. Jordan Sr. Faculty Pluralism Award

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The Isaac L. Jordan Sr. Faculty Pluralism Award recognizes RIT faculty for enhancing diversity among students and fellow co-workers in the RIT community. This year’s recipient of the award was our own Dr. Twyla Cummings, Senior Associate Dean in the College of Imaging Arts and Sciences and a Professor in the School of Media Sciences. Recently, I had the opportunity …

Recognizing Stephen Whittaker: Recipient of the Edline M. Chun Award

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I had the great honor of corresponding with Mr. Stephen Whittaker, an adjunct professor here in the College of Imaging Arts and Sciences (CIAS) within the School of Media Sciences (SMS). He is “humbled” by the recent recognition of the first Edline M. Chun Award last month, in honor of the late RIT professor Ms. Edline Chun. This award will …