Projects from Dr. Nick
The Smartphone Museum recently closed an exhibit titled, "Agency & New Media." You can see a few photo highlights from the installation below.
Projects from Students
Students from Dr. Nichols' Digital Literacies II class have begun work on a 3D-360 Virtual Tour for the Cherokee County History and Arts Museum.
Students, in collaboration with Museum Directors and Curators, are making plans to build a Virtual Tour of the museum, and will begin shooting spherical (3D-360) imagery with VR cameras, and building the navigational elements using theViewer software. The Virtual Museum Tour will be available on the museum website, and can be viewed using a web browser, smartphones, or VR headsets.
Students will also work with museum staff to refresh the social media presence of the museum, launch a promotional campaign for the VR Tour, host a celebratory on-site event, and build a social media dashboard for the organization. The Virtual Tour is expected to launch April 2019.
from Dr. Nichols
Dr. Nichols took part in a Fan Panel for Turner Classic Movies and Ball State University's course:
50 Years of Hitchcock. Here he discusses some aspects of Alfred Hitchcock's use of available technologies to create a new literacy in the meta-medium of motion pictures. Dr. Nick uses examples such as these to encourage students toward discovery and invention in the ever-shifting world of new media communications.