New Media Summer Research Fellowships Awarded to BCNM DE's

08 Aug, 2012

New Media Summer Research Fellowships Awarded to BCNM DE's

Berkeley Center for New Media is pleased to award fellowships for research on new media scholarship in Summer 2012 to five Designated Emphasis students. Congratulations to the following students. We hope that this award will help you bring your research and writing to fruition.

Alenda Chang, Ph.D. Candidate, Rhetoric, DE New Media
This summer Alenda plans a short visit to Washington D.C. to examine the Smithsonian American Art Museum’s current exhibition on "The Art of Video Games", a more extensive visit to Boston to investigate hybrid theory/practice game development at the Singapore-MIT GAMBIT Game Lab’s summer game development program and the MIT Media Lab’s Education Arcade.

Hsin-Hsien Chiu, Ph.D. Candidate, Architecture, DE New Media
To learn the latest technologies that can be applied to his research in Intelligent Home Care Environment (IHCE) - as a new media solution that can assist the elderly with physical and cognitive functioning, while reducing costs and avoiding the social and cultural problems associated with current solutions - this summer Hsin-Hsien plans to visit the National Research Institutions and Smart Space-Living 3.0 in Taipei, Taiwan.

Kris Fallon, Ph.D. Candidate, Film, DE New Media
Over the summer Kris plans to complete his dissertation, including a chapter on digital journalism and the possibility of the “citizen journalist.”

Jen Schradie, Ph.D. Candidate, Sociology, DE New Media
Currently in the midst of the data collection and analysis, this summer Jen will return to North Carolina, the site of her research on how the digital age is affecting democratic practices within social movement organizations (SMOs), for further fieldwork. The fellowship will also support her visit to present her findings in August 2012 at the National Sociology Conference.

Tiffany Ng, Ph.D. Candidate, Music, DE New Media
This summer Tiffany will be conducting research in Eindhoven at the Philips Archives, the Louis Kalff Institute of the Regional History Center Eindhoven (RHCe), and the Eindhoven Central Library, as well as the Dutch Graphic Designers Archives (NAGO) in Amsterdam.