20 episodes

From the obscure to the ordinary, go behind the scenes to learn more about the people, places, and things that make up the School of Communications, Media, Arts and Design.

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From the obscure to the ordinary, go behind the scenes to learn more about the people, places, and things that make up the School of Communications, Media, Arts and Design.

    Writing Children's Books (secretly for adults) with Yvette Farkas

    Writing Children's Books (secretly for adults) with Yvette Farkas

    In today's episode, we have Yvette Farkas--a two-time Centennial graduate who has created some incredible things. She has written a series of children's books that include topics that adults can find beneficial, but before that, she wrote a graffiti book. Yvette will discuss this transition and more, including what you can expect from this new series. 

    • 43 min
    AI Series: The Gaming Industry with Brian Sinasac

    AI Series: The Gaming Industry with Brian Sinasac

    In this episode, Brian Sinasac, the Program Coordinator of our Game - Development program, shares insight into how AI is being used in the gaming industry. He also outlines a bit of his journey into the animation and gaming industries, how he has brought up AI to his students, and more.
    Also, don't miss out on our host, Pat, asking ChatGPT its thoughts on AI in gaming!

    • 39 min
    AI Series: The Film Industry with Karen Shopsowitz

    AI Series: The Film Industry with Karen Shopsowitz

    Karen Shopsowitz is an instructor at the School of Communications, Media, Arts and Design, as well as a Peabody-award-winning producer, director, editor and cameraperson. In this episode, she will discuss how AI has begun to embed itself in the filmmaking process, some of the considerations professionals should consider, details on AI voice-generating software, advice to future filmmakers, and so much more.

    • 44 min
    AI Series: Fact or Fiction with Mike Countryman

    AI Series: Fact or Fiction with Mike Countryman

    Mike Countryman, the Program Coordinator of our Communications and Media Fundamentals program, wrote a fictional book called Info Freako that explores AI, surveillance, and more. But will those themes explored in his book one day become facts? In this episode, Mike explores the process of writing his book, the research that he put into it, and his thoughts on the future of AI in today's society. 

    • 26 min
    AI Series: The Writing Industry

    AI Series: The Writing Industry

    By now, you have either used artificial intelligence (AI) to help you produce some form of written content or have likely heard about some of the ways AI is used, but how is this tool impacting the writing industry as a whole? To help navigate this dicussion is Kelly McConvey, the Program Coordinator of the SCMAD's Communications - Professional Writing program.
    Kelly will take you through how she approaches the use of AI-powered writing tools like ChatGPT in the classroom, her opinion on using them in the writing industry in general, ethical concerns, some of the risks involved, some of the elements she looks forward to, and more. 

    • 39 min
    AI Series: Video Editing with Justin Serran

    AI Series: Video Editing with Justin Serran

    Justin Serran, a graduate of our Broadcasting program, is a full-time Video Editor and Content Creator who has been exploring various artificial intelligence (AI) tools related to his industry. In this episode of our AI series, Justin will share insight into his work, how he stepped into his role, and how AI has become a popular choice in video editing and content creation.

    • 20 min

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