Category Archive: Courses

MND 413/613: Emerging Media Platforms

Meets: Tues/Thurs 12:30-1:50 p.m.

This class gives you exposure to a variety of emerging technologies that can impact how media is produced or consumed. Assignments are meant to give you a basic understanding of how to create content using a variety of digital tools, rather than mastery of them. The final project is to either run a field test for a media hypothesis using an emerging tech of your choice, or write a research paper about an emerging technology and how it may influence media. Topics covered include:

  •  XR (VR, AR, MR)
  • Aerial video with drones
  • Environmental sensing
  • Chat bots and AI
  • Smart speakers
  • Data visualization
  • Coding for emerging platforms

For a better idea about the course, here’s a story on the Newhouse web site about the class, including testimonials from students who took it.

Prof. Pacheco’s Fall 2020 Classes – Now Open for Registration

My two fall 2020 classes — Virtual Reality Storytelling and Emerging Media Platforms — are now open for registration. Here’s details on both. Questions? Contact me!

MND 545: Virtual Reality Storytelling

Meets: Mon/Wed 3:45-5:05.

This class focuses completely on virtual reality and creating immersive stories for VR headsets. It is very production-oriented. The final project is to create your own immersive story, which is a great option for journalists and storytellers who want to stand out in job interviews as experts in VR. Topics covered include:

  • 360 video production
  • 3D scanning
  • Creating interactive CGI scenes
  • Light coding for VR using A-Frame
  • Motion capture and character animation
  • Immersive storytelling techniques

MND 413/613: Emerging Media Platforms

Meets: Tues/Thurs 12:30-1:50 p.m.

This class gives you exposure to a variety of emerging technologies that can impact how media is produced or consumed. Assignments are meant to give you a basic understanding of how to create content using a variety of digital tools, rather than mastery of them. The final project is to either run a field test for a media hypothesis using an emerging tech of your choice, or write a research paper about an emerging technology and how it may influence media. Topics covered include:

  • XR (VR, AR)
  • Aerial video with drones
  • Environmental sensing
  • Chat bots and AI
  • Smart speakers
  • Data visualization
  • Coding for emerging platforms

For a better idea about the course, here’s a story on the Newhouse web site about the class, including testimonials from students who took it.