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This Bloody, Hungry Revolution

Nearly five years ago, my wife and I set out on a road trip across America, armed with a couple of cameras, laptops, and a burning need to tell a story about a growing insurgency against big box stores.  What we didn’t have were jobs (I was determined never to work in TV news again),

“Sondella Sessions”

A variety of different types of video formats were used in putting this piece together. “Sondella” is a Xhosa word which means “come closer”. The footage was shot with a: Panasonic GH1 Digital SLR micro 4/3’s sensor @ 1080/24p – AVCHD Nikon D90 Digital SLR @ 720p M-JPEG Panasonic DVX-200 Standard Definition 720/24p The piece

Recent MCDM graduate wins King County grant

King County 4Culture recently awarded a grant of $4,000 to MCDM graduate Vaun Raymond for work on his Lake Union Virtual Museum, a multimedia history website. Raymond established this website as a final project in the MCDM program, with help from advisors Kathy Gill and Hanson Hosein, in the fall of 2008. Raymond’s virtual museum

Media Space. Punk Rock?

“You’re punk rock.” That’s how a Microsoft staffer described our digital media Masters program at the conclusion of my recruiting presentation late last year.  Loud, brash, aggressive, simplistic, imperfect? Actually, punk was a reaction to an old world order of music.  Just caught this passage in the liner notes to the first Cowboy Junkies CD,

Building Each Other!

As a new addition to the MCDM family, I’d like to introduce myself by posting a story regarding my recent travels to South Africa. Looking forward to many great happenings as the Associate Director of the MCDM. Scott Macklin participated in the Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University (NMMU) Diversity Conference – BREAKING BOUNDARIES, EMBRACING DIFFERENCES in

Twitter Class Open House Aug. 19 at the UW

If you have some time Wednesday evening, you might want to drop in on this summer’s Twitter class, either virtually (we’ll be streaming via uStream.tv) or in person (we’ll be in CMU126). The students have been tasked with giving five minute presentations on the “best of the best” uses of Twitter in their study area.

MCDM Reception and Orientation – Sep 27, 2009

Both a waterfront dinner to greet our talented new cohort and an orientation for all students to introduce plans for cross-fertilization of coursework and MCDM’s business and community laboratory, UW Media Space. What: Reception and Orientation to MCDM program and UW Media Space Who: All new MCDM students All second year MCDMers are strongly encouraged

Fireside Chat to feature Hanson Hosein and Ross Reynolds

MCDM Director Hanson Hosein and Ross Reynolds, an MCDMer and host of KUOW’s The Conversation, will discuss the future of communication and news during a Fireside Chat at the Sorrento Hotel on Monday, Aug. 17. You can watch the video here. In its heyday, the Fireside Room at the Sorrento Hotel served as a civic

MCDM Spotlighted At Seattle Wine Awards

MCDM’s Kathy Gill talks with Tim Reha at the Seattle Wine Awards in early June. The UWMCDM new media team working the event — Annie, Filiz, Meg, Rubi — helped Washington wineries get started with their Twitter accounts and live-tweeted the event (with text and photos). Ladies, we could not have done it without you!

Writing the Book on Twitter at MCDM

Last night, MCDM launched Beyond the Fail Whale: How Twitter is Changing Organizations, “what may be the first university-level class dedicated to Twitter in the country.” The class, taught by @kegill, “explores the impact of Twitter on how organizations communicate (internally and externally) — from facilitating knowledge sharing to bypassing traditional communication gatekeepers, from social