Join us at the Elder New Media Idea Fair on Monday, 12/1 and Wednesday, 12/3, 2:30P - 3:30P in the Special Collection Library Banquet Hall (285) at UGA. At this event, 9 teams will be showing off there idea of how technology can help senior citizens live healthier, safer and more enjoyable lives!
The NMI was recently mentioned by DiscoverUGA, as a program that's making innovation happen within the university! Click "Read More" to see how the NMI, along with other programs, are pursuing this concept of innovation and making it a way of life!
Coming from any major, NMI students receive a New Media Certificate attesting that they are technowledgeable—they know how to apply new media in their chosen field. Committed to innovative and realistic new media applications, NMI projects address real world demands in a variety of contexts.
Student Spotlight: Haley Southey-Meet our NMI Student of the week – Haley Southey! Haley is a junior at UGA majoring in Public Relations, planning to use her awesome social media skills in her future career. She loves blogging, baking, traveling, and hanging out with her six roommates! What about technology are you in love with? Haley: I love the […]
Student Spotlight: Abbey Miner-Meet our NMI Student Spotlight of the week – Abbey Miner! Abbey is a junior at UGA majoring in Communication Studies with a minor in Woman Studies, planning to use her website design and social media managing skills in her future career. In her free time, Abbey likes to sing and play guitar. What about […]
Of the 4,000 native or naturalized plant and animal species in Georgia, approximately 10 percent are in danger of becoming extinct. Without the help of Georgia’s residents, this number is only going to rise.Unfortunately, most people are either not aware of this problem, don’t know what they can do to help, or simply don't have the information necessary to make a difference. This is where we come in. Along with the Georgia division of the [Read more]
The city of Athens, GA is well-known for several things: The University of Georgia, the football played in Sanford Stadium, the music scene, even just the college town feel of so many local businesses. In Athens, there is an intrinsic feeling of pride when one can take part in supporting a local business, seeing local bands perform at Athfest, or be a spectator in the Twilight bike race or the AthHalf marathon. No matter what [Read more]
Slingshot is a one-of-a-kind a music, electronic art, and technology festival that takes place in Downtown Athens. This festival pushes boundaries and exposes festival goers to ideas and experiences that are truly unique. The few short days of the event are full of international, national, and local acts on stage, artworks throughout the urban environment, and tech talks with leading innovators. The problem that arises from all of this activity, though, is that festival goers [Read more]
Have you ever been in search of information and ventured to the web to find some answers only to discover that once on a particular website you have no clue how to use it? Perhaps a teacher directs you to a complex library database to do research for a paper or your boss tells you he needs research on a deadly disease outbreak by later that day--- either way, stress induces. The last thing you [Read more]
The Jeanette Rankin Scholarship Fund provides $2,000 scholarships to women over age 35 with low-incomes to return to school. JRF has distributed more than 750 scholarship since its’ founding in 1976. Now, they have made the scholarship application available online and have experienced a surge in responses, but lack the number of volunteers needed to assess the applications.
We are creating an interactive, modular volunteer training program that can be used anywhere at anytime. This will [Read more]
Wouldn’t it be cool if you had an app that could maximize your time and prioritize your day efficiently and effectively? If you want to make the most out of your studying in college, you gotta have some fuel. But sometimes, it’s hard to put the books down even when your stomachs growling. You don’t want to potentially risk wasting any study time because the lines at the dining halls are just too long. Proximize [Read more]
With uTOPIA, we hope to provide an easy-to-use travel application that acts as your own personal travel agent, eliminating the stress and decision making when it comes to choosing a travel destination. Being able to choose your destination based on your own interests makes uTOPIA one of a kind as it pulls from your information via Open Graph. The user never has to give the application any information about themselves; it is already done for [Read more]
Diabetes is a disease that affects 8.3 percent of the US population. This equates to roughly 25.8 million Americans. The disease’s prevalence increased six percent in the last year as obesity rates continue to climb too. This issue is especially problematic in blue-collar and office workers who do not have particularly active lifestyles or the ability to take control of their eating, sleeping, and exercise schedules.
The Fuel Your Life app works in conjunction with the [Read more]
As a web application, Target Spotlight hopes to ease the stress of decorating and moving into a dorm.
The app is a convenient way for students and parents to shop for their future room and see how the products work together before purchasing them.
Essentially, users will be able to tap a Target product and have it appear in the frame to capture the overall look of the space they aim to decorate.
Accessible via computer or mobile [Read more]
The LaughOnLine App is a mobile optimized web app that engages users with interactive comedic content. The app provides comedy fans with easy access to fun, stand-up content and the opportunity to rate up-and-coming comedians. The LaughOnLine app will showcase the “Fresh Faces” comedians who perform once a month at the Laugh Factory comedy club in Los Angeles.
The LaughOnLine App can be used to rate comedian performances and videos, as well as to enjoy new stand-up comedy videos and [Read more]
Beyond just unraveling the mechanisms of this powerful cultural influence, the study of media provides practical economic benefits for universities, including jobs for graduates, revenue generation through commercialization, and economic development. Higher education is at the epicenter of new media change.
(Big Data) Really Gets Me is an ongoing project by the New Media Institute that explores the commercial and societal issues relating to a new a era of personalization made possible through massive, permeable data sources..