July 20, 2023
Convening public benefit and charitable foundations working in open domains
Open@RIT has joined the Open Policy Alliance. Stephen Jacobs, director of Open@RIT, discusses the new program aimed at supporting a coalition of underrepresented voices from public benefit and charitable foundations.
June 27, 2023
Game design course immerses students in Japanese video game industry
There was an extra two weeks of class for some RIT students who ended their semester with a trip to Japan. The trip was the culmination of a Japanese Game Industry course last spring, where students learned about the world’s third largest video game market.
March 22, 2023
RIT honors 14 researchers added to prestigious PI Millionaires group
RIT faculty members, who led research initiatives as principal investigators, were honored at a reception on March 21 to celebrate the individuals who helped the university reach record awards surpassing $92 million and place among the top private research universities in the country.
March 6, 2023
My Interview with Stephen Jacobs, Scholar-in-Residence at the Strong National Museum of Play
Global Toy News talks to Stephen Jacobs, professor in the School of Interactive Games and Media, about Jewish history in the toy and game industry.
December 22, 2022
A Brief Jewish History of the Toy and Game Industry: Nuremberg, Germany
Steve Jacobs, professor in the School of Interactive Games and Media, wrote a blog post for The Strong Museum about the Jewish history of the toy and game industry.
September 9, 2022
RIT offerings at this year’s Rochester Fringe Festival
RIT students, faculty, and staff will contribute music, dance, comedy, poetry, photojournalism, and more during the 11th annual Rochester Fringe Festival, which begins Sept. 13 and continues through Sept. 24 in downtown Rochester.
August 16, 2022
Open@RIT receives Sloan Foundation grant to continue supporting open work
RIT’s open programs office has received a nearly $500,000 grant from the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation to build external partnerships and continue supporting those doing work in the open community.
July 26, 2022
Leaders in ‘all things open’ assemble for summit to explore opportunities in open work
The Open Work in Academia Summit will be held Sept. 7-9 at the Hyatt Regency Rochester, in downtown Rochester, N.Y. The event is hosted by RIT’s open source programs office Open@RIT.
March 24, 2022
New data-sharing requirements from the National Institutes of Health are a big step toward more open science – and potentially higher-quality research
Essay by Stephen Jacobs, professor in the School of Interactive Games and Media and director of Open@RIT, published by The Conversation.
December 31, 2021
The Super Mario that never was: Rare demo found at Strong Museum
WXXI talks to Kirsten Feigel ’15 (museum studies), a cataloguer for Strong National Museum of Play, and Stephen Jacobs, professor of interactive games and media.
December 16, 2021
RIT/NTID multilingual platform World Around You earns 2022 Zero Project award
World Around You, a multilingual platform created by a team at NTID, is a Zero Project 2022 award recipient for its work to improve accessibility. The platform is one of only 76 awardees from 35 countries for the Innovative Practices and Policies prizes.
November 29, 2021
Museum studies alumna discovers rare ‘Super Mario Bros. 3’ video game demo
While processing a box of donated items, Kirsten Feigel ’15 (museum studies), a cataloguer for Strong National Museum of Play, came across a rare piece of video game history—a demo of Super Mario Bros. 3 that was created in 1990 by id Software in an attempt to persuade Nintendo to partner with them to develop a version of the game for PC computers.