Cultural Meanings of Trump News

I have several projects underway that focus on the role of the press and the power of the press in the eyes of the new president. More information coming soon, but will start with presenting “What’s what?: How the press does and doesn’t deal with “alternative facts” at Journalism (Un)conference, Fourth Estate Public Benefit Corporation at Florida International University in April and presenting “What’s fake and why?: A theoretical landscape of discourse about ‘fake news'” at the 2017 Future of Journalism Conference, Cardiff University, Cardiff, Wales, September 14-15.

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Public Scholarship: Producing Theatre on Climate Change

I am humbled to be producing “A Sea Change,” an interdisciplinary theatre initiative that aims to draw together on stage science, journalism, architecture, arts and the humanities with the sole intention of moving the heart toward a common ground for common sense. Directed by Theatre professor Phillip Church, the performance will occur in April and features data visualization, virtual reality, dance, music, journalism, and science. Read an interview about the project.

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Innovation: Virtual Reality & Mobile Apps

The Mobile Virtual Reality Lab that I am leading has purchased at least $50,000 worth of equipment and software. See the project site and read about our project on MediaShift. Also take a look at our collaboration with MIT and our role in a theatre production about climate change.

In addition to VR videos about rising seas, students in the Lab are also creating content for a new immigrant mobile app, a project funded by a $50,000 grant from the City of Coral Gables.

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