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Todd Jokl

  • December 1, 2021

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    RIT educates tomorrow’s experts in virtual production

    MAGIC Spell Studios, RIT’s world-class digital media research and production facility, is bringing the latest in virtual production (VP) technology to RIT students. VP blends filmmaking, 3D graphics, computational photography, and real-time game engine rendering to produce in-camera visual effects similar to those seen in the groundbreaking work on Disney’s The Mandalorian and Marvel’s Avenger films.

  • July 14, 2021

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    College of Art and Design’s renovation kicks into high gear

    The project is part of a five-year masterplan that has already begun to renovate, rejuvenate, and transform spaces to meet the growing demands for a college that serves as the RIT’s creative hub at the intersection of technology, art, and design.

  • April 15, 2021

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    Renovation to RIT’s College of Art and Design is coming into focus

    Renovation work inside RIT’s College of Art and Design—including key areas within the internationally recognized School of Photographic Arts and Sciences—is part of a five-year masterplan that has already begun to renovate, rejuvenate, and transform spaces to meet the growing demands for a college that serves as the university’s intersection of technology, art, and design.

  • January 15, 2021

    two people hugging in field with makeshift grave markers and a sign that reads "Say their names."

    Podcast: Documenting the Black Experience through Photography 

    Intersections: The RIT Podcast, Ep. 42: Joshua Rashaad McFadden, an award-winning and internationally recognized assistant professor of photography, talks with Todd Jokl, dean of RIT’s College of Art and Design, about how his artwork transcends the genres of fine art, street photography, and photojournalism to bring forward powerful stories about the realities of the injustices Black people in America are still facing today.

  • September 7, 2020

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    Innovative planning, teamwork transform RIT galleries into creative academic spaces

    Normally lined with exhibits showcasing the talents of RIT faculty, students, and alumni, three RIT galleries are instead outfitted this semester with the desks and technology necessary to meet the academic needs of hundreds of first-year College of Art and Design students. The University and Bevier Galleries inside Booth Hall and the William Harris Gallery in Gannett Hall have been transformed into creative classrooms.

  • August 3, 2020

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    RIT faculty gearing up to apply spring learnings to fall classes

    The unexpected transition to remote learning during the spring semester challenged faculty across RIT to experiment, create, and deploy new methods of instruction to ensure student success. As the university gears up for in-person and online classes—or a combination of both—faculty members are applying a wide range of lessons learned from the spring to keep academic momentum moving forward in the fall.

  • July 9, 2020

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    Josh Owen named director of RIT’s Vignelli Center for Design Studies

    Josh Owen, an internationally renowned designer, author and faculty-researcher who has led RIT’s industrial design program to national prominence since coming to the university a decade ago, has been named the new director of the Vignelli Center for Design Studies and the Massimo and Lella Vignelli Distinguished Professor of Design.

  • March 18, 2020

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    Retiring Remington leaves legacy of design

    While he’ll soon step away from the day-to-day at the university to which he has dedicated nearly six decades, R. Roger Remington wants people to know, “I’m not going anywhere.” The Vignelli Distinguished Professor of Design and longest-serving faculty member at RIT will retire in May after 57 years at the university.