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FEATURE

THE DIGITAL DAWN

In a constantly changing technological world, every day is exciting for Brad Moody, Associate Professor of Digital Media

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e used to believe that the world in which we died would look much the same as the one in which we were born, but with endless technological developments, things are different now. For many – Brad Moody included – this is remarkably exciting. The Associate Professor of Digital Media thrives in his fast-paced, ever-evolving industry, dramatically altering the content of his courses to keep up with rapid advancements and student requests. “The industry changes so quickly,” he said, “and what we find is that, between these changes and feedback from students, every semester my courses almost completely change.”

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GEARED UP

It’s not just class content that’s prone to modification. In the last two years, the Department of Visual Communication has remained at the fore of technological developments and updated its equipment, too. The team has converted the old Apple Mac Pro lab into a space that utilizes state-of-the-art technology and promotes creative and collaborative project-based learning. By replacing the projector with Apple TV, Airport Extreme base station, largescreen monitor, and sound system, faculty and students can seamlessly mirror projects and materials, while moving into different spaces using Airplay streaming technology.

“We replaced the old Mac Pro computers and outdated monitors with Apple Thunderbolt displays,” explained Moody. “We have created five industry standard pro new media suites, featuring card-access systems. Each suite is soundproofed and set up with two professional seating areas and theater-style seating at the back. Students can book a suite in threehour blocks any time in a 24-hour period, giving them individual and collaborative space to create when best meets their needs,” he said. Three of the suites are equipped with Ultra High Definition 4K large monitors and 4K interfaces. The department also has 16 iPads that

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