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  • Film by DM Alumna Ayoka Chenzira Selected for National Film Registry

    December 19, 2018


    A film by Ayoka “Ayo” Chenzira, an alumna of the Literature, Media, and Communication PhD program in Digital Media (2014) has been placed on the National Film Registry. Chenzira’s Hair Piece: A Film for Nappy-Headed People was selected along with 24 other films for 2018, including Orson Welles The Lady from Shanghai and Steven Spielberg’s Jurassic Park. The Registry “showcases the range and diversity of American film heritage to increase awareness for its preservation.”


  • Smart Cities project highlighted on local news

    September 12, 2018

    ​​​​​​​Associate Professor Le Dantec was interviewed for a WSB-Atlanta story on how researchers at Georgia Tech are leading efforts to make cities and communities around Georgia Smarter.

  • Magerko Named Director of Georgia Tech Graduate Studies in Digital Media

    August 28, 2018

    Brian Magerko

    Brian Magerko, professor in the School of Literature, Media, and Communication (LMC), has been named director of the School’s influential Graduate Program in Digital Media (DGS). The program encompasses master’s and Ph.D. studies, nine labs and research groups, and research strengths in civic media and digital expression.

  • Why We Love Han Solo

    May 22, 2018

    Lisa Yaszek

    The rogue space jock was born in science fiction long before Harrison Ford grabbed a blaster and met Luke Skywalker. Science fiction expert Lisa Yaszek explains his appeal and the history of one of science fiction’s oldest archetypes.

  • Is the Cathedral a Time Machine?

    April 23, 2018

    LMC’s Richard Utz answers the question why so many modern visitors of medieval cathedrals think these magnificent buildings have the power of time travel.

  • “Taking on Serious Topics in Children’s Entertainment Games” published in ACM Computers in Entertainment

    January 25, 2018

    West Freak 1

    During a three-week course on game design at the University of Lower Silesia in Wroclaw, Erasmus students from eight different European countries addressed themselves to playing, talking about, and designing games for children. The theme of social responsibility pushed them to think about their own cultural and social backgrounds and consider how issues that exist currently in their lives can be brought to younger children in understandable ways.

  • Creating the Next Code Composers

    November 1, 2017

    Code Composer

    Teaching computer science to high school students requires creativity. A musical app called EarSketch proves to be the ideal learning instrument.

  • Zero Mile – From Nothing to Something

    September 28, 2017

    The Zero Mile Post marked the meeting of two railway lines and possibly the beginning of the city of Atlanta. Zero Mile is a series of sometimes fictionalized and sometimes real stories based on life in Atlanta, Georgia.

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