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The Media Innovation Center

We have an open-door, co-innovation philosophy and embrace innovation for social change. We believe every community should have the access, tools and skills to shape its own story, identity and future. Collaborators welcome.


Heather Cole


Scrolling Through Time

The use of scrolling for storytelling in the arts has been around for thousands of years, however, did you know there are modern adaptations of ‘scrollytelling’? Explore methods of visual design in relation to the classic story arc. Learn the basics of the medium through ancient art, a bit of code, and beginning Adobe Photoshop skills. Investigate linear, visual storytelling techniques, developing ideas from sketches to finished work. Learn the history of scrolling storytelling from Chinese handscrolls to scrolling parallax video games.

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Joel Beeson and David Smith


Immersive Storytelling with Augmented and Virtual Reality

Learn how and why to use augmented and virtual reality to create more immersive stories that engage audiences on social media and through event-based experiences. Participants will learn the basics of 360-degree video and go beyond simple face filters to produce augmented reality for Instagram and Facebook.
Bob Britten


Creating Data Visuals to Tell Your Stories

Charts, maps and diagrams are fantastic ways to tell detailed parts of a story, but where do you begin? In this workshop, you'll learn both on- and off-computer strategies for approaching data sets of all sizes and producing clear, informative information graphics for print or screen. You'll learn the basics of making sense of data in a spreadsheet and use free tools like Infogram,, and others to choose and create the right charts to show what you know. By the end, you'll have completed a simple data story and will have the tools to create new ones on your own.
Emily Corio


Podcasting with a Purpose

Learn the basic elements of creating a podcast that captures attention and builds an audience. Hands-on activities during this two-hour workshop will involve idea creation and audio skills practice that will help participants with podcast development.