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Associate Professor, Interactive Games and Media
Fields of Expertise:
Computing > Consumer Electronics
Computing > Information Technology
Computing > Internet Issues
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Stephen Jacobs’ areas of expertise include consumer electronics, computing hardware and software, DVDs, digital television and interactive television.
He currently teaches courses in video game design and development, interactive narrative and writing for the Web. He has also taught courses on Web site development, information architecture, human factors and interface design, Internet regulation (particularly concerning issues relating to free speech and pornography) and technology issues relating to the deaf. He directs a lab in Technological Literacy.
He is creator and senior editor of “What the Tech!,” a weekly science and technology show on WXXI-AM (1370). He has been involved in technology journalism for 15 years, including previous positions editor-in-chief of The Gadget Boy Gazette and contributing editor to CNET.com and Television 2.0. He has written freelance articles for Wired, The Washington Post feature "Fast Forward" and other publications.
Jacobs earned his bachelor’s and master’s degrees in media studies from the New School for Social Research.