• Give-Back-Hack

    Apply to participate in the first ever UGA Lock-In: Give-Back-Hack that will take place on April 13th!  This 24-hour lock-in will by made up of students teams working to solve community problems using your unique skills and talents! Applications are LIVE, so click "Read More" to apply today!
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  • Application Extension!

    New Media students! While applications for Candidate Status and Provisional Status have closed, the application deadlines for Rich Media  and New Media & TED have been extended until the end of the semester! But don't wait! Go ahead and apply today!
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  • Leading in Innovation

    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!
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  • Save the Date: SLAM 2014

    We've gotten word that the activities and projects at this year's SLAM are going to be bigger and better than ever, so be sure to mark May 3rd down on your calendar as "BEST. DAY. EVER." - or just "NMI SLAM" if you want to be boring. It's going to be great! May 3, 2014. See you there!
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  • The Resume Board is Live!

    Employers! Looking for a qualified candidate for an available position within your organization? Check out our resume board with many of our current and past New Media students and graduates!
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  • What is the NMI?

    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.
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Alumni Spotlight: Kelly Aratoon @ RepEquity
Alumni Podcast: Austin Bloom @ VML
Thanks for the Give.Back.Hack. Lizzy and Maggie!
Digital Brown Bag: Future Reports - Multi-Device Connectivity
Capstone News: LaughOnLine
Capstone News: MenuMedia
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Alumni Spotlight: Kelly Aratoon @ RepEquity - Kelly works as a senior account executive at RepEquity, an online reputation and search engine optimization PR agency. Along with managing all projects for her clients, Kelly engages with the creative team and technical team whether that be to produce a new video or launch a new website. Kelly says that every day is different […]
Alumni Podcast: Austin Bloom @ VML - Grady alumni, Austin Bloom, graduated from the University of Georgia in 2012. She currently resides in Atlanta, Georgia where she is a Web Developer at VML. Listen to Austin’s journey from the New Media Institute to where she is today. Connect with Austin on Linkedin     

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Capstone News: LaughOnLine

Capstone News: LaughOnLineThe 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]

Capstone News: MenuMedia

Capstone News: MenuMedia Sometimes line item lists on the menu can be misleading which can make the diner feel ignorant or uninformed enough to order something risky on the menu. Menumedia breaks the barrier between restaurant patrons and the menu. Instead of feeling lost or confused when ordering, the diner can order with confidence. Menumedia is a mobile application that enhances the fine dining experience by taking the menu beyond the page. The easy and cool part about Menumedia [Read more]

Capstone News: ArtBeat

Capstone News: ArtBeatHave you ever been in a local restaurant and admired a piece of art that hangs on the walls? You probably wondered who the artist is, or what is the story behind the piece of work. Wouldn't it be cool if you were able to view the artwork and also interact with it? ArtBeat is an interactive, mobile app that allows users to be connected to local art and artists in their area. Once downloaded to [Read more]

Capstone News: Grady 100

Capstone News: Grady 100Grady 100 will honor Grady College’s past while demonstrating Grady’s remarkable pursuit of the technologies that will define the future of journalism and mass communication. We aim to inspire and influence Grady alumni, current and prospective students to donate to the College. Our approach to promoting Grady consists of three main segments: an interactive history of Grady, a map of Grady alumni’s current locations and an appeal for donations to Grady. Our interactive history will [Read more]

Capstone News: StatShot

Capstone News: StatShot It is endlessly frustrating to miss the Big Moment. Especially during live sports, when victories and losses can hinge on a matter of milliseconds. Missing the Big Moment while you’re sitting on the couch, surfing for athlete stats on a second device, is even more maddening – all it would take to remedy this is to combine those devices. Enter StatShot, a mobile device that turns a sports viewing experience into a statistical database for sports [Read more]

Capstone News: FastAid

Capstone News: FastAidIt takes a lot of confidence to approach an emergency situation as a first responder. What if you got certified a couple years ago and are out of practice? Or what if you forget the proper steps to take when confronted with an actual emergency? FastAid is a Google Glass Application that will not act as a replacement for CPR and First Aid certifications, but rather as an aid to supplement professional training and instill confidence [Read more]

Capstone News: Sneak Peak

Capstone News: Sneak Peak Capstone students have been working hard on their final projects, and we know you're dying to learn about what they've got in the works! Our first Capstone Project post will go live next Thursday, but to hold you over until then, we've prepared a sneak peak of ALL TEN of our wonderful projects. Check them out!     Statshot - A multiscreen application that provides sports statistics across multiple devices.       FastAid - An application designed for Google Glass to assist previously [Read more]

Capstone News: NMI App

Capstone News: NMI AppWouldn't it be cool if the New Media Institute (NMI) had a magazine that not only you could read, but interact with as well? The FIRST issue of the New Media Institute Augmented Reality Magazine is now here! By using augmented reality (AR) as our core technology in our magazine, it increases the level of engagement experienced by readers. Using Aurasma, a free augmented reality application on smartphones, you can interact with our magazine. But what [Read more]

Capstone News: GymMASTER

Capstone News: GymMASTERIt takes a lot of confidence to walk into a weight room and start pumping some iron. For many, it is just too intimidating. Gym intimidation is a real ailment that many anxious gym-goers experience. GymMASTER will turn your mobile device into the most up-to-date workout partner for the Ramsey Fitness Center. At the touch of a finger, or scan of a QR code, all your workout questions will be answered. Our built-in QR code scanner [Read more]

Capstone News: Debtonator

Capstone News: Debtonator“Hey Jason. Woah your new tv is huge!” “Yeah, it’s a 60 inch. And I got GTA 5! I’ve been playing all day – it’s sick.” “Yeah I’ve heard it’s pretty great…wait where did you get the money for all of this? I thought you were paying for all your expenses yourself?” “Oh yeah, my student loans came in yesterday. I’m rolling in it.” This is an actual conversation I have had with a friend and it is not [Read more]

Lay of the Land


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.

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Really Gets Me


(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..

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