CCM E-Media's Peter DePietro

CCM’s Assistant Professor of Electronic Media Peter DePietro will serve as one of the “thought provocateurs” in a new speaker series highlighting UC’s innovative thinkers called Life of the Mind. DePietro will join two other speakers on Tuesday, May 10 at 3:30 p.m. in the Alumni Center for a discussion centered on the theme of technology.

DePietro will present a 15-minute talk called “New Eyes on the Virtual World” that will focus on different kinds of content that can be created to engage users in screen-based environments, interactive installations and on the Web. He will discuss how these virtual experiences – that communicate stories, evoke emotion, entertain or educate – impact a global audience. DePietro will join Howard Jackson from the McMicken College of Arts and Sciences and Ming Tang from the College of Design, Architecture, Art and Planning in the speaker session.

The new Life of the Mind series, which was started by UC Provost Santa Jeremy Ono, includes intriguing insights from diverse perspectives and encourages faculty and students from across UC to engage in further discourse. Each quarter a one-word theme is presented as the anchor for discussion led by UC thinkers. There are two Life of the Mind sessions per theme with three “thought provocateurs” contributing to each session. Each scholar provides a 15-minute talk followed by an audience Q&A.

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Life of the Mind is sponsored by the Office of the Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs & Provost, the Chair of the University Faculty, and the UC Libraries. 

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