Digital Media

Field of 3D Dreams

When the film Avatar hit theaters late last year, shattering box office records and racking up Academy Award nominations, it changed moviegoers’ perceptions of the possibilities of 3D.

3D Printer Project Gets MacArthur Funding

A project out of the University of Virginia to get young children comfortable with engineering has been selected as one of 10 winners in a MacArthur Digital Media and Learning Competition. The project, called Fab@School, is intended to teach K-12 students about mathematical analysis and modeling, digital fabrication, and engineering by allowing them to fabricate 3D copies of objects that they've designed themselves.

New Cisco Media Server Performs Speech-to-Text Conversion

Cisco Systems is reaching deeper into the education segment with the launch of two new products, one a video media processor that adds the ability to convert audio to text for captioning and the other a social video system for creating "video communities."

Workforce Readiness in Media Production: Professional Tools and Experience at BMCC

The Borough of Manhattan Community College, a City University of New York (CUNY) campus, is preparing students in media production for the real world. The college maintains an HDTV production facility stocked with professional-level tools and offers top students a chance to work with CBS pros during "boot camp."

8 in 10 Faculty Members Use Social Media

Faculty members in higher education may be more technologically connected than previously assumed. According to a survey put out this week, a little more than 80 percent of them are social media users.

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The Device Versus the Book

Electronic readers may be ushering in a watershed moment in personal reading, with the Amazon Kindle, Sony Reader, and Barnes & Noble Nook duking it out for market dominance. But how do these contenders fare in the academic marketplace?

Creative Suite 5 Ships

Adobe has started shipping Creative Suite 5, with major new versions of each of the core applications in the suite, including Photoshop, Illustrator, Flash, and After Effects. The company has also launched new education programs, resources, and pricing.

USC Annenberg Adopts Stroome for Collaborative Video Editing

Call it "crowd-clipping" or "WeTube." The University of Southern California (USC) Annenberg School for Communication & Journalism has launched a collaborative video editing Web site, named Stroome, after the Dutch word stromen for "flow."

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21st Century AV on a Century-Old Campus

When a new building was planned for 102-year-old Montclair State University, it presented an opportunity to incorporate advanced audiovisual technologies to enrich and support student learning.

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First Look: Photoshop CS5 Extended

Adobe has formally unveiled Creative Suite 5, including a a significantly expanded version of Photoshop, with new tools ranging from "Content-Aware" spot healing to paint brushes that can mix and blend with the canvas. We have a first look at some of the major new features coming up in the latest release.