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Digital Cultures and Technologies


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The powerpoint presentation for high school students considering a major in Digital Cultures and Technologies at St. John Fisher College.

The powerpoint presentation for high school students considering a major in Digital Cultures and Technologies at St. John Fisher College.

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  • 1. Digital Cultures & Technologies at Saint John Fisher College
  • 2. OverviewTechnologists who understand how tocreate and the reasons behind theirdesign decisions.Artists/programmers who can work inall mediums.Students interested in ‘modern jobs’:social media analytics, mobile appbuilding, online corporate trainers.
  • 3. A Multidisciplinary Approach to EducationDouble-major required!Media and Communication(Communication/Journalism),American Studies, Math, Economics,English: Writing
  • 4. Digital Media.Social Mediasocial media & service learningvideo and digital storytellingandroid app buildingHoward Rheingold’s “Net Smart”
  • 5. Programming (1 class)Foundations of Computer Science IIntroduction to Media Computing(Data Visualization) cascade.htmlVideo Game Design
  • 6. Principles and practices (3 classes)Web DesignAdvanced Web DesignVisual RhetoricWriting with New Media (interactivestorytelling)Special Topics: Cyberactivism;Networks, Crowds, and Markets;Video Game Theory; 3-D Modeling
  • 7. Theory (1 class)Emergent Media and Web CultureDigital Literacies online economics, privacy and surveillance, online identity, fan culture
  • 8. Track: Computer ScienceDiscrete MathematicsFoundations of Computer Science IIArtificial IntelligenceComputer GraphicsDatabasesProgramming the World Wide Web
  • 9. Track: Content CreationIntroduction to Video ProductionDocumentary Film,Writing as Social Practice,Picturing the Past (photo history)writing/blogging; photography;advanced video production
  • 10. Track: Information TechnologyIntroduction to Databases andApplicationsNetworksMedia TechnologiesData Mining
  • 11. Track: Social Media AnalyticsStatisticsWeb and Social Media AnalyticsInternet MarketingData Mining
  • 12. Other TracksLearning TechnologiesSpecial Topics
  • 13. Senior ProjectConsisting of the creation of asignificant portfolio piece of astudent’s choosing.
  • 14. Facilities20 Macintosh computers, with Macsalso located in Lavery Library andthe 24-hour computer labMultiple PC labs
  • 15. Software/LanguagesInDesignPhotoshop/LightroomFinal Cut Pro/After EffectsCoda for HTML & CSSApp InventorJQuery/JQuery Mobile/Java/PHP/Processing
  • 16. Graduate SchoolInformation TechnologyVideo Game ProductionInteractive MediaInformation ScienceLaw & Business
  • 17. CareersWeb DesignerApp DeveloperSEO (social media optimizer)Social Media ManagerVideo Producer/PhotographerEducational Technologist/TrainerProgrammer
  • 18. New Jobs/New OpportunitiesDigital Museum Curator(American Studies/Museum Studies certificate)Online Trainer (with Psychology)Social Media Manager (with Media and Communication)Mathematician with speciality in Social Media/Data Mining(with Math)Financial analyst with focus on technology investments(with Economics)
  • 19. InternshipsSituated in second major.
  • 20. Benefitssmall classes (typically 20)highly personalized advisingliberal arts college environment
  • 21. Digital Cultures Websitehttp://dct.sjfc.educontact info on sheet
  • 22. Thank you.Questions?