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Humanics in Media & Technology: Eliciting Emotions Through the Use of Technology

The College of Arts, Media and Design (CAMD) welcomes Rob Jaczko, Chair of the Music Production and Engineering Department at Berklee School of Music, as the third speaker in the Humanics in Media & Technology lecture series hosted by the Media Studios Organization (MSO).

Rob will be discussing and demonstrating techniques for mixing music to elicit basic human emotions using state of the art technology.  He’ll also illustrate the intersection of art and science by mixing a piece of popular music. Immediately following, audience members will have the opportunity to ask questions during a Q+A session. If you have questions ahead of the lecture, we encourage you to submit them below.

In order to receive the Zoom access information for this lecture please RSVP below by Wednesday, June 17, at 12 p.m. We will circulate the event access information at that time.

About the Speaker:

An independent recording engineer and record producer, Rob was formerly a staff engineer at A&M Studios, Hollywood, CA. His recording credits include Sheryl Crow, Don Henley, Hall and Oates, Graham Nash, Bruce Springsteen, James Taylor, Ron Wood, Warren Zevon, and many others. Currently, he is Chair of the Music Production and Engineering Department at Berklee College of Music. Rob is a frequent lecturer and clinician at the Panama Jazz Festival, Panama City, Panama. His other lecturing engagements include the International College of Music, Kuala Lumpur Malaysia; Berkman Center for Internet and Society at Harvard/Electronic Frontier Foundation event, Signal or Noise? The Future of Music on the NetRob is also the founder of ViewWorks, a content and technology provider for stereoscopic 3D imaging.

About the Lecture Series:

How do Humanics – the integration of technical abilities, data evaluation, and human disciplines (creativity, entrepreneurship, innovation, empathy, and cultural agility) – influence our work in media and technology?  In this lecture series, we will explore how makerspaces, audio production studios, and immersive media labs are being shaped by growing pressures to build skills to keep ourselves relevant alongside rapid advances in media and technology.

Following three different trajectories: Rick Anderson, Director of Virtual Worlds at Rutgers University; Phyllis Klein of Fab Lab DC; and Rob Jaczko, Chair of Music Production and Engineering at Berklee, we will discuss transformations in our current educational practices to stay in step with lifelong learning and a Humanics-centric education.