• Views: 255 Sound Technology

    Plugged-In visits the Music Dept. at UT and meets a sound designer and music composer for film.  We discuss how we've come from traditional music composition of recording instruments in the studio to using computer software for enhancement to creating music directly from the computer.  We will also demonstrate how music is composed and scored for film.

  • Views: 173 Virtually Connected

    Blogs, Facebook, Twitter – are all changing the way that people and organizations communicate messages to each other – in short putting power into the hands of the people.  What are the positive effects on communication and the negative effects on verified facts?

  • Views: 308 New Media, New Day

    Technology is opening new doors of communication for people who are deaf.  Sign language is a vibrant and effective language for communication, but knowledge of the language is limited in the larger population.  Now, through text messaging and social media people who are deaf are communicating with a broader range of people and experiencing the world in a whole new way.


  • Views: 882 Student 2.0: Tech savvy students use new ways to learn

    Today’s university student is adept at using the latest technology to communicate, find entertainment and research coursework.  From iphones and laptops to wikis and skype, there are more doors that can open minds to our ever expanding world.  How are students and professors using the latest technology to communicate, share resources and educate?

  • Views: 390 Which Side Are You On?

    Is it the new palm reading?  Or a new way of mapping how the brain works?  If one is strongly right handed – or strongly left handed – or “mixed” handed, it could say a lot about how you view, and interpret your world.  Dr. Stephen Christman explains that his research has led him to believe that mixed-handed people may have more interaction between the hemispheres of their brain, and that may lead to better memory retention.

  • Views: 500 As Seen on TV

    TV violence, film indecency and rock n' roll radio have all been targeted as culprits in the encouragment of anti-social behavior in America’s children. How much exposure does it take to influence behavior? Are there genetic or personality indicators that give some individuals a propensity to influence? How do video games fit into the mix? Amanda Patton looks for facts in the midst of the debate.

  • Views: 222 Paint By Numbers

    Arts programs are being reduced or even eliminated from classrooms to accommodate more science and technology.  Is this the wrong move at the very time we may need art the most in American education?  Instructors and researchers are finding ways to merge art and science for the benefit of students.

  • Views: 445 New Media Masterpieces: Using computers to create art

    Chances are, when you think of artists, you might think of more traditional mediums, such as painting or sculpture.  But, art and artists are continuing to evolve.  New technologies are becoming new tools in the artist’s creative process.  Wesley Mathern discovers the intersecting lines of computers and creativity in New Media.

  • Views: 525 High Tech Teachers: How technology is reinvigorating the classroom experience

    What are the new ways teachers are integrating technology into the classroom, and how are they learning to do this through courses in multimedia and web design, video production, web-based instruction and person-to-person communication and instruction?  Kelsey Sczesny goes back to school to find out from teachers and educational technology developers about the latest techniques and equipment.


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  • Views: 389 Shaping Speech

    Speech Language Pathologists employ a number of scientific disciplines in order to diagnose and treat the problems that people struggle with in symantics and physical form.  Jennifer Mondelli investigates speech and physical disorders that manifest themselves in the way we communicate, and the ways that experts are treating them.

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