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“Rage Against the Machine Learning” isn’t just a sign in Evan Peck’s office. It’s an emblem of his career pivot.

Taylor Swift at a Chiefs game


What is it about Taylor Swift that has so many people—even her fans—seeing red? A communication scholar says it's a theme she knows all too well.

robotic hand holding system icons


Tech is shaping the way we understand the world around us. Do we understand the recommender systems influencing our worldview?

Pills piled up


Take two posts and call me in the morning: Social media’s new role at the pharmacy.

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Associate Professor Jody Jahn’s time as a seasonal firefighter did more than fund her college education, it inspired her professional research. Jahn and a team helped design a pilot program that aims to help wildland firefighting crews improve their culture.

DORA ad: mountain biking


Extreme sports enthusiasts are no strangers to adrenaline rushes, but they know the importance of preparation and safety before jumping out of a plane or climbing a steep mountain. New investors, on the other hand, often jump into the trading game with far less experience and knowledge. Advertising students from CU Boulder recently worked on an education campaign designed to counteract risky behavior.

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Assistant Professor Jolene Fisher has spent seven years studying how digital games can be used as a tool for strategic communications. Enter the International Committee of the Red Cross. Its game plan: to transform a video game built around killing into one focused on saving lives.

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Associate Professor Stephen Voida wants to help people improve their mental health. With the help of students and research partners, Voida is creating a smartphone application to do just that.


The Sound of Healing

Sean Winters, a lecturer in the Department of Critical Media Practices, is part of a team of developers creating a new virtual reality experience with a unique purpose: helping patients undergoing medical treatment.

Audra Barber presents during TedxCU in April 2022. (Photo by Kimberly Coffin)

#TunedIn: Spring 2022

Explore CMCI research and creative work with #TunedIn, curated for your reading and viewing pleasure. Dive in!