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  • Creative Partnership Gives a Win to Both DMD and Athletics Creative Partnership Gives a Win to Both DMD and Athletics
    January 3, 2023 | Kimberly Phillips ‘Connecticut is the sports entertainment capital of the world’ While fans of UConn Athletics fill stadiums to watch tackles, dunks, and dangles, they may not realize part of creating a fevered experience relies on those sidelined with a camera in hand to post instantly on social media and record sensational moments. […]
    Posted on January 3, 2023
  • Documenting the American Dream Documenting the American Dream
    December 6, 2022 | Jaclyn Severance Oscar Guerra’s first Frontline documentary was judged the Best News Story in a Newsmagazine at the 2021 Emmy awards   In 2018, searing stories and images captured at the southern border of the U.S. burned into the conscience of an instantly outraged American public, a result of the zero-tolerance […]
    Posted on December 6, 2022
  • Let’s Get Digital: Benton Exhibition Showcase Let’s Get Digital: Benton Exhibition Showcase
    December 5, 2022 | Joseph DeVito From documentary film to motion design boards, exhibition shows off diversity of faculty expertise  Abassist appearing to play in a landfill and a breakfast conversation between three Turkish couples are just two of the sights and sounds on display at the 2022 Digital Media & Design (DMD) Faculty Exhibition, […]
    Posted on December 5, 2022
  • UConn Students Ready for Election UConn Students Ready for Election
    November 8, 2022 | Kimberly Phillips Eyes on a critical slate of state, national contests   Jonathan Portanova ’23 (CLAS) voted for the first time in 2014, in the primary race between Connecticut’s Tom Foley and John McKinney for the Republican gubernatorial nomination. Seven years later, he put his own name on the ballot as […]
    Posted on November 8, 2022
  • University to Launch UConn+ Streaming Digital Network University to Launch UConn+ Streaming Digital Network
    November 1, 2022 | UConn Athletics A first-of-its-kind in college athletics to combine live and original content, UConn+ will provide fans 24/7 access to featured content, live events and institutional content in collaboration with LEARFIELD Studios and SIDEARM Sports UConn is fully entering the cord-cutting era of live and on-demand digital video. Coming later this […]
    Posted on November 1, 2022
  • CT High Schoolers to Become ‘Eco-Digital’ Storytellers CT High Schoolers to Become ‘Eco-Digital’ Storytellers
    August 10, 2022 | Anna Zarra Aldrich ’20 (CLAS), Office of the Vice President for Research An interdisciplinary group of UConn researchers is leading an effort to empower high school students to become “Eco-Digital” storytellers in their communities. The science behind protecting the environment is only one piece of addressing the climate crisis; people need […]
    Posted on August 10, 2022
  • UConn Hosts Inaugural Frontiers in Playful Learning Conference UConn Hosts Inaugural Frontiers in Playful Learning Conference
    June 22, 2022 | Shawn Kornegay – Neag School of Education |‘After a year of careful planning, the Neag School of Education’s Two Summers Educational Technology program and the UConn School of Fine Art’s Digital Media and Design (DMD) program co-hosted the inaugural Frontiers in Playful Learning conference from June 1 – 3, 2022.’| After a […]
    Posted on June 22, 2022
  • Spring Art Shows Put Graduating Students’ Work on Display
    April 27, 2022 | Kimberly Phillips   From the everyday to the celestial, students find inspiration for art in many sources When Ashante Kindle ’22 MFA was 10 years old she says she wanted to be either a teacher or fashion designer, maybe a dancer or singer. One could argue though, her childhood spent in […]
    Posted on April 27, 2022
  • Resilience: 2022 UConn Digital Media & Design BFA Senior Exhibition Resilience: 2022 UConn Digital Media & Design BFA Senior Exhibition
    Resilience: 2022 UConn Digital Media & Design B.F.A. Senior Exhibition    STORRS, CT – The UConn Digital Media & Design Department is excited to announce the 2022 DMD BFA Senior Exhibition, Resilience. After two years of virtual exhibitions due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we are thrilled to hold an in-person exhibition which is open from […]
    Posted on March 26, 2022
  • (Via UConn Today) Coding, Creating, and Changing the World (Via UConn Today) Coding, Creating, and Changing the World
    March 21, 2022 | Jaclyn Severance Coding, Creating, and Changing the World How the Stamford Startup Studio and the Werth Institute helped one student discover the innovator within   Reaj Uddin ‘23 (SFA) remembers studying for a school competition in the seventh grade to try to win $25. “It was a social studies competition where whoever knows […]
    Posted on March 21, 2022
  • (via UConn Today) App Supporting Archival Research Continues Development with Community Partnerships (via UConn Today) App Supporting Archival Research Continues Development with Community Partnerships
    February 15, 2022 | Anna Zarra Aldrich ’20 (CLAS), Office of the Vice President for Research App Supporting Archival Research Continues Development with Community Partnerships Sourcery aims to provide a one-stop shop for archival document sharing between collecting institutions and researchers. Archivists hold in trust centuries of documents and artifacts that historians, anthropologists, literary scholars and more […]
    Posted on February 22, 2022
  • (Via UConn Today) DMD Professor’s Historically Themed Video Game Receives Industry Accolades (Via UConn Today) DMD Professor’s Historically Themed Video Game Receives Industry Accolades
    February 3, 2022 | Kimberly Phillips The historically themed video game “Blackhaven” from Digital Media & Design assistan professor James Coltrain has grabbed international praise and industry-wide attention for its narrative structure that centers on the efforts of a fictional plantation-turned-museum that attempts to cover up its past. Three months after its July release, “Blackhaven” was one […]
    Posted on February 3, 2022
  • Heejoo Kim’s New Film “Behind The Loom” Released Heejoo Kim’s New Film “Behind The Loom” Released
    Congratulations to DMD Motion Design & Animation professor Heejoo Kim, whose new film, Behind the Loom, is hitting the international film festival circuit! Behind the Loom is a short experimental animated documentary about the story of women during World War II. It unpacks the mystery of a family tragedy looking through a miniature handmade loom. […]
    Posted on October 26, 2021
  • UConn Game Designers Win Big in Connecticut UConn Game Designers Win Big in Connecticut
    Amid waves of applause from game-loving superheroes, ninja turtles, and Jedi, three of UConn’s Digital Media & Design game designers took home awards at this year’s Connecticut Festival of Indie Games (CT FIG). The annual competition unfolded over three days (September 10-12, 2021) in partnership with ConnectiCon, a family-friendly gaming and anime convention that attracts […]
    Posted on October 15, 2021
  • UConn SFA Professor Oscar Guerra Wins Big at Emmy Awards UConn SFA Professor Oscar Guerra Wins Big at Emmy Awards
    University of Connecticut’s School of Fine Arts professor Oscar Guerra was a winner at the 42nd Annual NewsOscar Guerra and Documentary Emmy Awards Tuesday night. He won Best Story in a Newsmagazine for his documentary film, Love, Life, & the Virus, which tells the story of a local immigrant Guatemalan family and the impact COVID-19 […]
    Posted on October 4, 2021
  • (via UConn Today) MFA Exhibits at Benton Showcase Work by DMD, Studio Art Students (via UConn Today) MFA Exhibits at Benton Showcase Work by DMD, Studio Art Students
    April 21, 2021 | Kenneth Best – UConn Communications MFA Exhibits at Benton Showcase Work by DMD, Studio Art Students Work that celebrates the collaboration that can take place in the arts One of the attractions for enrolling in the Master of Fine Arts in Digital Media & Design (DMD) is the opportunity to work on collaborative projects […]
    Posted on April 21, 2021