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  • If ‘New Media’ Isn’t New Anymore… What’s Next?

    November 17, 2023

    The term “new media” refers to any media that’s digital, such as a TV show, a blog, or an online newspaper.  

    However, "even though it's in the title of my professorship, the phrase is old and isn't that commonly used anymore," says Jay Bolter, professor and Wesley Chair of New Media at Georgia Tech's School of Literature, Media, and Communication. "The reason for that is because it has a shelf life. That is to say, what's new media today isn't new media tomorrow, or at least won't be in five years or ten years, given the pace of change in digital technology." 

    So, if it isn't called new media anymore, what are Georgia Tech students learning? 

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  • Georgia Tech Digital Media Graduate Students Showcase Sustainability Artwork

    November 8, 2023

    Graduate Students in the School of Literature, Media, and Communication were among other artists whose work was featured in the Extension of Community exhibit on campus.

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  • How The Posthuman Helps Us Respond to a Changing World

    November 7, 2023

    The posthuman, or posthumanism, asks what the world could look like if humans weren't the central characters. Applying that question to literature and media can help us learn how to achieve better futures — and avoid worse ones.

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  • Ecohorror: Learning From Mutant Monsters and Killer Plants

    October 18, 2023

    Since Godzilla crawled out of the ocean in 1954, a monstrous consequence of the atomic age, ecohorror has given modern audiences an imaginative way to grapple not only with our primal fear of nature — but also with our complicated feelings about humanity’s impact on the environment.

    This subgenre of horror, in which people face the wrath of nature and its emissaries, has never been more popular — driven in large measure by climate change anxiety and showcase titles such as the hit video game and HBO series The Last of Us.

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  • AI: Am I...Being Replaced?

    October 16, 2023

    In 2023, artificial intelligence is busy. It crafts blog posts, designs advertisements, answers customer service complaints, and even completes homework assignments. And those are just a few of its newer skills — it’s been reviewing resumes, manufacturing automobiles, suggesting songs, recommending products, and surveilling human faces and bodies for years.

    These activities have long required human minds and, in many cases, eyes, ears, mouths, or hands. Now, it seems reasonable for people to ask, “Am I being replaced?”

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  • Acclaimed Poetry@Tech Reading Series Returns in Person Oct. 7

    October 3, 2023

    Georgia Tech’s renowned Poetry@Tech reading series will return to campus after a three-year in-person hiatus. The first reading will be held on Saturday, Oct. 7 and will celebrate the life and work of esteemed poet, teacher, and mentor David Bottoms.

    Pulitzer Prize Winner Jericho Brown at Poetry@Tech
  • 14th Annual France-Atlanta Event Series Returns to Georgia Tech

    September 28, 2023

    Since 2010, the Consulate General of France in Atlanta and the Georgia Tech have partnered together to present “France-Atlanta: Together towards Innovation”. This multidisciplinary event series takes place every fall and is centered on innovation and designed to foster cooperation and exchange between France and the U.S. Southeast. 

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  • Where Craft and Mystery Intersect: Meet Victoria Chang, Bourne Chair in Poetry

    September 25, 2023

    Victoria Chang, Georgia Tech’s new Margaret T. and Henry C. Bourne Jr. Chair in Poetry and director of Poetry@Tech, thinks that poets and engineers have a lot in common. Science, technology, engineering, and math rely on the same confluence of creativity, innovation, knowledge, and precision artists and poets use.

    Victoria Chang, Margaret T. and Henry C. Bourne Jr. Chair in Poetry and Director of Poetry@Tech
  • A Morning With Walt Disney Animation Studios

    September 22, 2023

    On Sept. 22, representatives from Walt Disney Animation Studios visited Georgia Tech to describe career opportunities available with the animation filmmaking division. The event was hosted by the School of Literature, Media, and Communication in the Ivan Allen College of Liberal Arts and Georgia Tech’s Institute for People and Technology (IPaT).

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  • What is Afrofuturism? Learn from the Experts at Georgia Tech

    September 13, 2023

    Lisa Yaszek, Regents' Professor of Science Fiction Studies, explains what Afrofuturism is and why it's important, and shares some of her favorite works from influential Afrofuturists past and present. 

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  • Ivan Allen College to Host Fall Seminar on Inclusivity in Storytelling and Story Creation

    September 5, 2023

    The Ivan Allen College of Liberal Arts will host a seminar this fall addressing "The Role of Inclusivity in Storytelling and Story Creation," led by Julie Ann "JAC" Crommett.

    Julie Ann Crommett
  • National Black Business Month Spotlight: Archel Bernard

    August 31, 2023

    To Archel Barnard, STC 2011, being an entrepreneur isn’t just about owning a business. It’s about representing African makers, celebrating the diversity of Atlanta, and letting people know that Georgia Tech prepares you for any challenge that can come your way.

    Archel Bernard, STAC 2011
  • Brown, Yaszek Earn Reappointment as Regents’ Professors

    August 22, 2023

    Brown first received the prestigious title in 2017; Yaszek received the honor in 2020.

    Regents Professors' Marilyn A. Brown and Lisa Yaszek
  • Meet Ivan Allen College's Newest Faculty Members

    August 21, 2023

    The Ivan Allen College of Liberal Arts attracts some of the best minds in the social sciences and humanities, scholars and practitioners eager to advance Georgia Tech's mission of educating leaders who advance technology and improve the human condition. Our newest faculty members are no exception. 

    Meet Ivan Allen College's Newest Faculty Members
  • Talking With André Brock About Black Twitter’s Fate on X

    August 15, 2023

    'Black Twitter' may be weaker in the Elon Musk 'X' era, but it's still a force, André Brock says.

    André Brock, associate professor in the School of Literature, Media, and Communication
  • Hip-Hop Influences Everything

    August 8, 2023

    Is it a tight rhyme over a sick beat? Is it breakdancers in the Bronx with gravity-defying dance moves? Or is it, rather, the revolutionary technique developed by block-party DJs for extending the rhythmic underpinnings — or "break"— of a song? The truth is that hip-hop is all of these things — and then some. 

    Hip-Hop Influences Everything
  • Georgia Tech Digital Media Artists Showcased in Atlanta Billboard Exhibit

    August 2, 2023

    Digital artworks by Georgia Tech faculty and students were featured in an outdoor digital exhibit in Atlanta this summer.

    Close, by Supratim Pait, LMC Digital Media master's student
  • Ivan Allen College Alumni Named to ’40 Under 40’ List

    July 25, 2023

    The alumni are from the School of Public Policy and the School of Literature, Media, and Communication.

    From left to right clockwise: Saira Draper, Stuart Michelson, Hira Batool Rizvi, and Laura E. Powell.
  • ‘Barbenheimer’ and What We Can Learn From It

    July 25, 2023

    From examining the hubub over "Barbenheimer" to dishing on their earliest memories of Barbie and nuclear-war culture, Ivan Allen experts discuss 'Barbie' and ''Oppenheimer.'

    Ivan Allen experts reflect on 'Barbenheimer.' (Designed with Midjourney)
  • Philanthropic Foundation Provides Six-Figure Grant to Engage Underrepresented Students in Computational Media

    July 11, 2023

    A major philanthropic grant is paving the way for more students from underrepresented groups to access computational media programs at Georgia Tech. The $500K grant will fund scholarship opportunities for students interested in video game design, web development, or other interactive media careers.

    Computational media students collaborating on video game design.

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