about the cover Soho London 2 is from Mark Amerika’s “8-Bit Heaven” series. He captured modern views off the internet of street life in cities such as London, Rio de Janeiro and Sao Paolo that were manipulated through an 8-bit filter. The resulting images are reminiscent of old video games. Wall-sized versions of the series were recently on display at the Estudio Figueroa-Vives in Havana, Cuba.

Amerika, who is founding chair of CMCI’s Intermedia Art, Writing and Performance Program and was recently named a Distinguished Professor, has exhibited his art internationally. Learn more at markamerika.com.

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Christopher Bell

Pop activist

Media studies scholar and dad Christopher Bell (PhDMediaSt’09) joins forces with Pixar to improve children's media.

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Untangling data

A professor’s curiosity leads to a new area of nonprofit research.

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Journey to the top of the earth

CU and Norwegian participants in the Arctic Lenses climate journalism project navigate a glacier in the Arctic archipelago of Svalbard.

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As a journalist and a communication scholar discuss the growing issue of wildfires, they reveal there is more to firefighting than extinguishing flames.



Trending: Fall 2017

Our scholars take on fake news, forecast the flu and discuss religious messages in the media.


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Under the dome

Students learn about composition from all angles by producing 360-degree images for projection onto the dome of Fiske Planetarium.


Then and Now: Fall 2017

Explore the historic milestones that formed the changing landscape of media, communication and information.

Beyond the Classroom

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Student ad airs on Pac-12 Network

Meet the group of advertising students behind CU Boulder's new Pac-12 Network ad.


Hello? Shipping container doubles as global phone booth

When a high-tech shipping container arrives on campus, students, faculty and community members find themselves chatting with strangers around the globe.

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Entrepreneurship 101

Two CU Boulder alums teamed up to reinvent business education.

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Independent excellence

CU Boulder's student news website, CU Independent, continues its four-year streak as the best digital-only student publication at the Society of Professional Journalists Region 9 Mark of Excellence Awards.

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Scripps family supports student investigative news with $2.5 million gift

A $2.5 million gift from Bill and Kathy Scripps will allow a specialized student news course, CU News Corps, to produce journalism in partnership with professional media organizations into perpetuity with the establishment of the Scripps CU News Corps Endowment.

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News outlets turn to News Corps

From fact checking the 2016 election to reporting on crime, students in a specialized journalism course use emerging storytelling techniques to investigate Colorado issues.