This semester we welcome a new crop of students to the Empathetic Media production team: Samantha Rohn, George DuMontier, Dresa Cockrell, and Taylor Kasper. Brittany will be staying on as an assistant producer from last semester.
Exploring 3D animation with motion capture technology
One of the things we have noticed as we’ve moved through the developmental stages of our Ferguson VR model is the visual disparity between the 3D representation of Canfield Green Apartments and the 2D comic panels that accompany it.
Playing with fire(arms): Explaining police militarization using video games
In conjunction with the Ferguson project, Empathetic Media is also creating combing through hundreds of pages of hand-receipt records of surplus military equipment turned over to police departments to research a a news video game.
Week 3 update
Today was officially the first day of the semester, and the Mizzou campus is now brimming with students. First thing this morning I was invited to Mike McKean’s (Director of the Futures Lab at RJI) Convergence Journalism class, from which I’ve been allocated three students to help out with the set up and launching of Empathetic Media’s first proof of … Read More
Week 1 at the Reynolds Journalism Institute
I hit the ground running here in Columbia, Missouri last week. It’s always the way with a finite fellowship: even before my first day I felt like a sprinter on the starting blocks. So far so good though. I’ve mind mapped a rough layout for how I see Empathetic Media developing over the next month, as well as a few … Read More