Strongin Wins Awards at RIT Hackathon

Emma Strongin, a 2nd year Media Arts and Technology (MAAT) student, recently participated in WiCHacks, an all women hackathon hosted by Women in Computing at the Rochester Institute of Technology. This year’s hackathon was a 24 hour event at which teams built an app and/or a website that addressed a topic in one of three … Continue Reading


Emmergent Narrative and Gameplay

Johan Huizinga coined the term for “magic circle”. This is the concept that separates the real world from the world of play in that when you are playing you are disconnected from the real world and vice versa. This concept was the starting of point for David Simkins, professor form the School of Interactive Games … Continue Reading


Bring Your Best to Creative Industry Day

Creative Industry Day is an event for creatives by creatives. Thursday, April 14 2016 Gordon Field House 11am-6pm Benefits of Creative Industry Day: Portfolio Reviews Professional Networking Career Speakers Potential co-op & full-time job opportunities Quick tips: You don’t need to pre-register Make sure to bring your RIT ID Bring your portfolio Check Job Zone … Continue Reading


SMS becomes SGP partner; Adds Course in Sustainability

The RIT School of Media Sciences joined the Sustainable Green Printing Partnership (SGP) this semester as the school expands its curricular offerings in sustainability. Adjunct Professor Steve Whittaker, a former SGP Board Member and member of the SGP Technical Committee, was instrumental in developing a brand new course in the School of Media Sciences entitled “Sustainability in the Graphic Arts” that … Continue Reading


NASA Co-op


Giselle Payan, a senior in the Media Arts and Technology program is currently on co-op in Hampton, Virginia working for the NASA Langley Research Center as a Web and Media Development intern. Payan applied for the co-op online through NASA’s internship portal, and was contacted for an interview. The co-op is 14 weeks, from January … Continue Reading


RIT TAGA Students Receive Two Key Honors


At the Technical Association of the Graphic Arts (TAGA) Conference in Memphis, Tennessee, RIT School of Media Sciences (SMS) students earned special recognition awards in two important categories of the student journal competition: one for technical writing and also one for their electronic edition. This year’s student journal competition was especially fierce, with formidable entries from … Continue Reading