The Media Innovation Center builds on the existing spirit of invention, risk-taking and resourcefulness embedded in the culture of our college and celebrates our rural landscape as a metaphor for agile invention and resiliency.
Rural on a global scale is the most important emerging market right now. Accelerating access to technology will enable the emergence of a new creative class, new economic activity, entrepreneurship and innovation on a global, local scale.
Our grassroots efforts represent longstanding work in digitally disadvantaged settings, and we employ catalytic innovation theory — disruptive innovation for social change — in our research, projects and curriculum. We are recognized for exhibiting a bold spirit and willingness to challenge traditional practice while holding true to our core pursuit of media that matters.
We have an open-door, co-innovation philosophy and embrace innovation for social change. We believe every community should have the access, tools and skills to shape its own story, identity and future. Collaborators welcome.
Our new "See What You Can Be" initiative is a multimedia campaign to collect and share the stories of our students and alumni who are creating their own opportunities and succeeding in the media and strategic communications industries.