Communication and Media

Showcase celebrates 10 years of University of Northern Iowa's digital studies program

Posted on Tuesday, December 7th, 2021

CEDAR FALLS — The University of Northern Iowa’s interactive digital studies program is celebrating after a decade of preparing students for innovative and emerging career fields.

The program’s faculty and students will exhibit project work in a showcase that will take over Rod Library’s entire main floor. Visitors can experience deep fakes, Oculus Quest (Metaverse) demos, photo exhibits, geolocation projects, digital archive projects, visual history timelines and more from 4 to 8 p.m. Wednesday. There will be a short presentation at 4:30 p.m.

Program founders started IDS after hearing from businesses about the need to develop talent with digital know-how and from students interested in multiple career paths that would use those skills. Professor Bettina Fabos, who helped start the program, said it has been growing since launching in the 2012-13 academic year. <READ the rest at the Waterloo Courier>