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.
In partnership with Fusion, a joint venture between Univision Communications Inc. and the Disney/ABC Television Network, we are proud to announce the release of our virtual reality model of Canfield Green Apartments, the setting of the August 9th shooting of teengaer Michael Brown. Explore the contrasting perspectives of the eyewitnesses in 3D virtual space using the Unity game engine plugin … Read More
Although a few cases of Ebola have been confirmed in the United States, a more aggressive pandemic is taking root: hypochondria. News stories are being published from all over the United States about people who either think they have the disease, or think someone else does, and then spring into action. The media then entered a frenzy of coverage, not … Read More
In conjunction with our virtual reality model of Canfield Green Apartments, we are also experimenting with a location-based augmented reality platform called DAQRI.
After two months of hard work, we have been able to test our first virtual reality prototype of Canfield Green Apartments, the site of the shooting of Michael Brown. Our prototype consisted of a desktop virtual reality model that “pinged” eyewitness re-creations to mobile devices as users accessed the various beacons within the model. During testing we asked our … Read More
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
We at Empathetic Media are proud to welcome three University of Missouri undergraduate journalism students to the production team. Sean Nelson, Tyler Adkisson, and Brittany Crocker will be assisting in content research and production throughout the semester. The holy trinity of Empathetic Media helpers from my convergence journo class #livesketch #penandink #instadraw A photo posted by Dan Archer … Read More
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
This is the inaugural post for what will be a journal of EM’s development over the next year and beyond. The next year is particularly important given that it is a fellowship at the Donald W. Reynolds Journalism Institute at the University of Missouri that has enabled me to get this project off the ground.