Through its interdisciplinary approach and commitment to research, the University of Rochester is producing scholars versed in the analysis and production of digital media and technologies.
ADK Climate Stories
Performing, visual arts, and new media combine with history and politics to convey a breadth of stories about the human experience of climate change in the Adirondack Park. Participate in designing a mobile audio recording booth, collect and archive audio stories in the Adirondack Park.Learn More
Mediate: Re-imagining Annotation
Media literacy is one of the most pressing concerns for research and teaching due to the centrality of multi-modal content, images, sounds, and text in our culture. From film and television to video games, music videos, social media, music, and podcasts, multimodal content is ubiquitous in our everyday lives. Yet education still focuses primarily on text-based literacies. Mediate, a web-based platform that allows users to annotate multimedia content, tackles this problem by providing a means for individual or collective inquiry into time-based media.Learn More
Tracing Americanization on Smiths Island
History, archaeology, and digital modeling combine in Michael Jarvis’ research into English America’s early settlements. His excavation project on Smiths Island in Bermuda aims to document the arrival and development of Englishmen and Africans during the early 1600s.Learn More
Will We One Day "Visit" the Past?
Faculty and students at Rochester are turning to increasingly available imaging, 3-D visualization, and immersive world technology to imagine virtual spaces. The projects range from an exploration of ancient Roman monuments to a 400-year history of Bermuda. They allow researchers to simulate experiences and conduct experiments that would not otherwise be possible, and may offer insights into ways to preserve ancient objects and structures.Learn More
Joanne Bernardi’s interactive online archive reveals Japan as a cosmopolitan, modernizing nation making its mark in film and experiencing a boom in tourism well before World War II.Learn More
William Blake Archive
Although 18th and 19th century printmaker, poet, and painter William Blake has long been a staple of literature courses and his works fetch millions of dollars at auction, the innovative way he published his "illuminated books" has hindered his legacy. We have recently added exhibitions to the list of activities that we can do in ways that museums and galleries simply cannot. We are also busy experimenting with highly innovative methods of rendering Blake’s marginalia and ways of rendering illustrated manuscripts that have been written and heavily revised.Learn More