Creative Media & Digital Culture

Digital media expert recognized for teaching excellence

There’s a reason why WSU Vancouver’s Creative Media and Digital Culture (CMDC) program has grown exponentially since it was founded in 1997: Dene Grigar, its director. Since she arrived on campus in 2006, the program has grown from 44 to 232 majors and serves 600 WSU Vancouver students each semester. Mindful of the competitive nature […]

Students create virtual museum of digital literature

A virtual museum and library of more than 2,500 digital literary works from around the world is now accessible thanks to the collaborative work of more than three dozen recent graduates of WSU Vancouver’s Creative Media and Digital Culture program. Called The NEXT, it was created for the Electronic Literature Organization, an international arts group […]

Radio Re-Imagined: storytelling with sound

“A Radio Christmas Carol,” a WSU Vancouver community holiday tradition, returns this Christmas Eve via radio rather than an in-person public performance. “We want to spark listeners’ imaginations with this sound-based performance, not to mention bring a program of joy and hope,” said John Barber, faculty member in the Creative Media and Digital Culture program […]

Making music, defying limitations

Almost nothing went as planned for senior Joel Roeber going into this semester, but that hasn’t stopped him from working toward earning his degree. Roeber, who will receive his Bachelor of Music in Music Education next semester, recently completed his senior recital in a non-traditional way because of limitations caused by the pandemic. The senior […]

International scholars join Electronic Literature Lab

Two internationally renowned scholars will spend the 2020-21 academic year at WSU Vancouver as research affiliates in the Electronic Literature Lab (ELL). One of only a handful of media archaeology labs in the United States, the ELL is used for advanced inquiry into the curation, documentation, preservation and production of born-digital literary works and other […]

Creative media students earn wine society fellowship

Four undergraduate students in the WSU Vancouver Creative Media and Digital Culture (CDMC) program are gaining real-world experience thanks to a new student fellowship created by the Northwest Wine and Food Society (NWFS). Mentored by Dene Grigar, CMDC director, the NWFS fellows are developing develop a website, logo and social media promotions for the society, […]

Three’s company

One Longview family will take home three degrees from WSU this spring. Shana Penta will receive her bachelor’s degree in digital technology and culture. Her husband, Gareth Penta, will become a Doctor of Nursing Practice. And Dimitri Myers, Shana’s son and Gareth’s stepson, will also receive a bachelor’s degree in digital technology and culture. Shana […]

DTC student premieres new film

On a chilly, fall Saturday morning, Tom Andersen reached a milestone in his young career with the premiere of his latest film, “It Was Love,” at the Kiggins Theatre in downtown Vancouver. Andersen, a senior in digital technology and culture at WSU Vancouver, is the owner and director of his own independent film company, Mahilum […]

A guided stroll through the past

When RealWear, a San Jose–based knowledge transfer company, moved into the Artillery Barracks of Vancouver, they essentially became a part of The Historic Trust. With both organizations interested in bringing the local community together, a simple conversation birthed the grand idea of melding together the technology of RealWear, the history of Vancouver, Wash., and the […]