When analyzing the Garfield comic strip and subsequent franchise as it relates to the larger goals and mission of both Paws, Inc. and the Center for Emerging Media Design & Development, it’s important to note the correlation between comics and childhood literacy, in addition to the comic’s ability to engage people with humor and reading as a whole.
During his recent visit to the Ball State campus, astrophysicist-turned-entrepreneur Alberto Pepe shared his vision for building an online, collaborative community for academic researchers.
In August 2010, I sat down with my friend and colleague Prof. Jennifer George-Palilonis, the head of the graphics sequence at Ball State University’s Department of Journalism, and asked her if she’d collaborate with me on a book project. However, this wasn’t just a simple book project. This year long project, dubbed Transmedia Indiana, would have multiple layers.