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Photo of CMC Isaacson School for New Media director Rob MartinRob Martin, director of the Isaacson School for New Media at Colorado Mountain College, participated in the New Media Expo 2015, or NMX, held in Las Vegas in spring. As one of the largest new media events in the world, the expo featured more than 250 speakers, thousands of exhibitors and more than 100,000 participants onsite and online. Brian Tinker, program director for graphic design at the Isaacson School, also attended NMX and the concurrent National Association of Broadcasters annual expo.

Martin’s presentation, “New Media: The Visual Revolution,” focused on how images and video are increasingly being used to create digital stories. His talk spawned a number of discussions about the role of podcasting in media and radio; look for upcoming interviews with well-known podcasters and technologists on RadioCMC.com.

NMX is now in its ninth year. The yearly event features three days of education coupled with a trade show catered to new media professionals such as bloggers, podcasters and web TV designers to meet, learn and collaborate with thousands of new media content creators. NMX is co-located with the National Association of Broadcasters annual expo.

At the expos the two professors learned about new technologies, equipment and processes they are planning to bring into their classrooms this fall. Sessions about Unmanned Ariel Vehicles, three-axis stabilized handheld gimbals and motion control systems were featured at the expo, and the Isaacson School will be incorporating these into the curriculum this fall semester. Students at the Isaacson School have access to cutting-edge equipment and techniques to help them build narratives for the media-rich world.

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