The School of Literature, Media, and Communication (formerly, School of Literature, Communication, and Culture) at Georgia Tech is unique in housing within a single academic unit a faculty of internationally known practitioner-theorists who combine scholarship in the arts and humanities with a depth of experience in computationally sophisticated environments. Faculty in the program hold degrees in English, Art, Law, Classics, Film, Performance Studies, Mathematics and Computer Science, and do research in virtual reality, augmented reality, educational computing, on-line communities, responsive environments, artificial intelligence, bio-informatics, interactive video, and game design.

Students come to the graduate program with degrees (and often with work experience) in a wide range of fields including acting, anthropology, architecture, communications, computer science, engineering, English, film studies, graphic design, history, journalism, law, library science, management, marketing, philosophy, social work, technical writing and television production. They also come from all over the world.

The IDT program currently accepts about 25 students a year into the Masters of Science programs and 5 students a year into the Ph.D. program.

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  • On the Capabilities of Media: Towards a Poetics. Close Reading and the Capabilities of a Medium 

    Abrioux, Yves (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2016-10-18)
    Research into ‘historical’ or ‘early’ media but also of pre- or non-digital modern media has been recognized as of genuine significance to the understanding of today’s media-bound world. This lecture series both recognizes ...
  • Spatial cognition based design of embodied interfaces for supporting spatial cognition 

    Clifton, Paul Gordon (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2016-05-20)
    In this dissertation, I apply research from cognitive science that describes the roles that people’s bodies play in their perceptions and mental representations of spaces to the design of tangible and embodied interactive ...
  • Storied Numbers: Enhancing Public Opinion Practices Using Digital Media Affordances 

    Robinson, Susan J. (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2015-07-27)
    This dissertation investigates how digital media affordances may be used to enhance public opinion practices by altering the ways in which opinions are gathered and represented in the media. Digital media affordances ...
  • Design agency: Dissecting the layers of tabletop role-playing game campaign design 

    Gasque, Travis M. (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2016-05-27)
    In the field of digital media, the study of interactive narratives holds the aesthetics of agency and dramatic agency as core to digital design. These principles hold that users must reliably be able to navigate the interface ...
  • Storyscape, a new medium of media 

    Blumenthal, Henry (Hank) (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2016-03-31)
    A storyscape is the new medium of storytelling. It originates in the model of transmedia storytelling defined by Henry Jenkins (2006a) in Convergence Culture and applied to The Matrix franchise. The storyscape medium is ...
  • East Asian Studies 

    Kikuchi, Masato; Li, Haizheng; Lu, Hanchao; Wang, Qi; Woodall, Brian (2016-04-15)
  • Imagining Futures Through Technical Communication 

    DiSalvo, Carl; Lawrence, Halcyon; Weakland, Josseph (2016-03-31)
    Students at Georgia Tech will become innovators within their fields, but how will these innovations transform the landscape of technical communication? How do new and emerging technologies change how we communicate? At the ...
  • Technical Communication in the Workplace: Computer Science, Business, and Law 

    Larson, Brian; Menagarishvili, Olga; Rubinoff, Arn; Smith, Julia; Waters, Robert (2016-03-08)
    This panel addresses ways technical communication occurs in a variety of workplace settings: computer science, business, and law. Our three panelists will identify their experiences communicating with different audiences ...
  • The Hidden Language Bias in Technology: A Discussion of Classroom Practices 

    Frazee, Andy; King, Amy; Lawrence, Halcyon; Lovatt, Gabriel; Menagarishvili, Olga; Miller, Monica; Neefe, Lauren; O'Brien, Sarah; Suh, Hansol (2016-03-03)
  • Vaccination and the Public in the 21st Century 

    Hausman, Bernice (2016-03-01)
    Understanding contemporary vaccination controversy demands sensitive attention to the meaning of scientific evidence i the public sphere. Approaching vaccine skepticism from a rhetorical perspective reveals how vaccination ...
  • The Liberal Arts, Technology, and National Security 

    Carlson, Lonnie; Quinn, Michael (2016-02-26)
    Lonnie Carlson's presentation is titled "Precenting Weapons of Mass Destruction Proliferation - Leveraging Special Operations Forces to Shape the Operational Environment". The potential use of Weapons of Mass Destruction ...
  • Healthy Dissent: Urban Ecologies and the Art of Relational Politics 

    Montoya, Michael J. (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2016-01-25)
    Michael J. Montoya presents the Spring Public Lecture of the Working Group on Race and Racism in Contemporary Biomedicine, an interdisciplinary and cross-institution initiative supported by GT-FIRE.
  • Digital naturalism: Designing a digital media framework to support ethological exploration 

    Quitmeyer, Andrew J. (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2015-08-19)
    This research aims to develop and evaluate a design framework for creating digital devices that support the exploration of animal behaviors in the wild. In order to carry out this work, it both studies ethology’s foundational ...
  • Plastic and the Anthropocene 

    Longobardi, Pam (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2015-11-19)
  • Nonhuman Present: Science and Fiction 

    Khapaeva, Dina; Senf, Carol; Kemp, Charlie; Chernoff, Yury; Yaszek, Lisa (2015-10-30)
  • Sports 

    McDonald, Mary G.; Bowman, Kirk S.; Flowers, Benjamin; Millard-Stafford, Mindy L. (2015-10-23)
  • Media, Democracy, and Technology 

    Alonso, Paul; Rodriguez, Juan Carlos; Liu, Jin; Farooq, Nihad (2015-10-16)
  • Big Data 

    Hicks, Diana; Banzhaf, Melissa R.; Youtie, Jan; Forman, Chris (2015-09-25)
    This event featured opening remarks from Professor Diana Hicks (School of Public Policy) and presentations from ARDC Administrator Melissa R. Banzhaf, Adjunct Associate Professor Jan Youtie (Public Policy), and Professor ...
  • Civic Data + Civic Participation 

    Le Dantec, Christopher (2015-09-15)
    Smart cities and digital democracy have begun to converge and create opportunities to enact new civic imaginaries. Much of the momentum behind these efforts derives from computing’s promise of improved efficiency derived ...
  • The work of user experience design: materiality and cultures in designing 

    Lodato, Thomas James (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2015-07-22)
    At a computational technology company called LTC, a large array of employees worked together to design the user experience (UX) of a variety of products. The empirical case study explores the relationship amongst the work ...

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