Why the DMI?
With the rapid rise of digital, mobile and social media, audiences can access, share and even create media content when they want, how they want and wherever they want. The Digital Media Initiative (DMI) at LSU is addressing these monumental changes to our field by taking steps to establish the Manship School as a digital leader.
Manship School Centennial Celebration: Digital Spread
In October, LSU’s Manship School of Mass Communication celebrated its centennial with a four day event from the 23rd to the 26th October. Friday the 25th was dedicated to The Digital Media Initiative and its Digital Spread Day – a selection of events including several panels, workshops, and a keynote speech from Dr Jay Rosen of NYU. For further information on the panel members who took part and the events of the day click here.
Creative Louisiana have kindly provided complete coverage of the first panel of the day: The Silicon Bayou: Digital Media and the future of Louisiana.
Create Lab 2013 Presents at TedxLSU
Create Lab debuted their idea, Watson, on stage at TedxLSU on Saturday, March 9. Kristen Hinton and Rachel Weaver represented the group. Check out the video, below:
Create Lab behind the scenes: The Times-Picayune Project
Still a work in progress, the DMI Lab in Hodges Hall is an open workspace where students, faculty, and industry will collaborate on the study and development of the future of mass communication. Here students and faculty will work with industry to create digital, social and mobile platforms and to study these platforms’ effects on audiences. Conceptualized as a combination work and research space, the lab features three walls covered in dry-erase paint, with the fourth wall featuring an Internet-enabled and Web conference-ready television featuring both Google TV and Apple TV platforms.