“Today, we are opening applications for a new round of Mozilla awards. We’re awarding $225,000 to technologists and media makers who help the public understand how threats to a healthy internet affect their everyday lives.
Specifically, we’re seeking projects that explore artificial intelligence and machine learning. In a world where biased algorithms, skewed data sets, and broken recommendation engines can radicalize YouTube users, promote racism, and spread fake news, it’s more important than ever to support artwork and advocacy work that educates and engages internet users.
These awards are part of the NetGain Partnership, a collaboration between Mozilla, Ford Foundation, Knight Foundation, MacArthur Foundation, and the Open Society Foundation. The goal of this philanthropic collaboration is to advance the public interest in the digital age.”
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This year the NMCC is celebrating three new graduates from the NMCC Certificate Program…
Alexander Wurts is graduating with an MFA from the School of Art + Design
His favorite NMCC Course was J610: Transemdial Aesthetics, and he plans to continue to work in Graphic Design & 3D Animation after graduation
Natalie Wood is also graduating with an MFA from the School of Art + Design
Her favorite class was ENG 586: New Media & Digital Culture, and she plans to teach art in California after graduation.
Christopher Teloman is graduating with an MLA in Landscape Architecture from the School of Architecture & Environment
…And Welcoming 2 Incoming Students to the Program!
Brandon Harris is a PhD Student in Media Studies, focusing on Online Communities and subcultures, such as e-sports and craft beer communities.
Kirk Peterson is a Master’s Student in Folklore & Public Culture. His research interests include digital folklore, folklore transmission processes in new media spaces, cultural multimodality, and interactions between folk materials and mass cultural products.
Communication and Media Research in a Changing World
The International Association of Media and Communications Research is holding its 2018 annual conference on the UO campus June 20-24. Registration is still open!
For those of you teaching undergrads interested in new media and digital matters, the UO has a new digital humanities minor that may be of interest to your students. Check it out here