发布 10 a.m. 星期五, Oct. 20, 2023
New media lab gets students over the humps of working with the latest A.I.、虚拟现实等
metaverse. 增强现实. people工智能. The rapidly-changing world of communication can be either feared or embraced.
UW-La拉 students will be doing the latter in a new eight-room media lab suite called the 传播与媒体实验室 (或简称CaML). CaML提供 澳门大学文理社会科学学院 & people文学科 students and faculty a space for research and production using new and emerging digital media technologies and forms including podcasting, 数字电影制作, 虚拟现实, 生成一个.I.，增强现实，媒体研究，A.I.辅助参与性观察等等.
“We are practicing with new technology because it is here whether we like it or not and understanding how it works and how to incorporate it into work will make our students more competitive in the professional world,CaML主管泰勒·科尔·米勒说, 助理教授 沟通研究.
A grand opening, ribbon cutting celebration, and open house for the CaML will be from 4-5 p.m. 10月星期二. 24，在165墨菲图书馆y, a lab suite located in the northwest wing of the first floor. To learn more about how a class or student could use CaML resources, 参加盛大的开幕活动或观看 网站.
UWL大三学生艾莉·戴维斯, 谁想成为新闻主播或记者, says the new lab was one of the reasons she wanted to attend UWL. The technology in the lab makes the campus competitive with larger research universities, yet she can still have the small class sizes and connection with professors that she wanted in a university campus.
“这是一个非常受欢迎的空间，”戴维斯谈到实验室时说. “I definitely feel like I have a place on campus where I belong.”
开放日期间, stations will be set up for public demonstrations of the technology and equipment available — including some Halloween-themed activities.
- Practice with the “vertigo effect” or dolly zooms -- a filmmaking technique made famous by Alfred Hitchcock's “Vertigo.”
Miller says the lab space energizes him to be more innovative with his teaching and hopes it will do the same for other CASSH faculty — even ones not teaching media production-focused classes. 例如，随着A的进步.I.-从ChatGPT等平台生成的内容, professors are looking for alternative ways to assess their students’ mastery of course concepts and meeting learning outcomes. 在他的课程媒体和性, 例如, 不是传统的媒体制作课程, 学生们正在制作播客和视频文章.
“It is really hard to let my teaching stagnate while I’m rushing to keep up with a professional world that is moving faster than it ever has before,他说.
虽然实验室是未来主义的-直到生成的A.I. art and drone photography decorating some walls — the CaML also pays homage to the robust media production history on campus with a curated display. 40多年了, broadcasting students earned their reporting chops through a student-run TV station, WMCM, 位于Wing技术中心. 尽管该电视和广播节目于2019年结束, its call letters are housed in a glass case in the lab entrance, along with other memorabilia documenting the history of media education on campus from Polaroid cameras to floppy disks, 摄像机变成了VHS录像带.
CaML是文学院，社会科学学院， & people文学科 faculty to enrich their classroom experience and research with new media projects. The lab offers both media production and research facilities and equipment. Anyone within CASSH can inquire about use of the space for a course or for an individual student during the open house or through a 网站 form.
While the lab is currently used for various 沟通研究 courses such as Digital Media Production, 互动和体验媒体, 及纪录片制作, Miller envisions the CaML being used by a much broader group to improve digital media literacy, which could help in diverse careers from photography to nursing.
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- 30 work stations new Mac computers for student projects including Adobe Creative Suite.
- A Research and Conference Room featuring a camera and omni microphone that use AI to find a specific speaker and capture sound and video.
- Activity in the Research and Conference Room can be viewed in a separate observation room for participant observation research.
“我很高兴UWL, 作为一个以学生为中心的机构, is really investing in the professional readiness of its students with an incredible lab on par with major research universities,米勒说。.
什么: CaML隆重开幕，剪彩仪式, cake, and demonstrations for the campus community to see how they might incorporate it into their CASSH classrooms or CASSH student projects.
当: 4-5 p.m. 周二,10月. 24
地点: CaML, 165墨菲图书馆