Imagine RIT is a festival that showcases the projects and things
that students have been working on throughout the year.. and the festival
just so happens to be taking place this Saturday! Last year, I
volunteered at one of the information booths. This year, I'm going to
be helping out at one of the exhibits for my Newsediting class.
Basically we're going to be providing real-time news with a Twitter
feed and a live blog of the festival all day. We're also working
together with photojournalism students to get pictures for the stories.
It's going to be pretty interesting to see it all come together. We've
all been working on our own blogs (and Twitter skills) for the past
quarter. Throughout the day we're going to be walking around our
assignment area and looking for stories to cover and then tweeting in
information on our phones or by computers around campus.
If you want to follow the updates tomorrow, my twitter ID is @redheadem or you can follow the hashtags #ritjourn or #imaginerit
mostly be updating in the morning (there are over 30 students involved
in this) because we've split up into morning and afternoon coverage. I'll be covering information from the "Think Tank" area which includes the area right outside of the library, the liberal arts building, and kodak and infinity quads. If
you happen to live close to campus-- you should come check out the
festival! I heard it's supposed to be 70 some degrees too which is
fantastic. They're expecting 30,000+ people on campus for the event. My
parents are coming up for the weekend and i'm pretty excited :)
You can go to http://www.rit.edu/imagine/ to find out more about the specific exhibits that are going to be on campus. And here is the link that talks more about the live twitter feed.