Name: Joshua Redding
Hometown: Oxford, Mississippi
Campus involvement: Computational Media Ambassadors, DramaTech Theatre, Reformed University Fellowship, FASET Leader, Delta Sigma Phi Fraternity, Teaching Assistant: Media Device Architecture
In fifty words or less, describe yourself.
I’m a third year CM with threads in Intelligence and Game Studies and a minor in Psychology, which essentially means that I play video games at work and code in my free time.
What is the coolest thing you have done in your studies as a CM major?
For a project, my group designed the concept for an application that integrates social media into a mobile game to educate players about the struggles that the children of immigrants face growing up in the United States. Then we analyzed how effective it would be by combining the ideas of social media and game theorists.
What are your professional goals?
I want to be part of a studio that uses games (or maybe even just game design concepts or research) to create something that provides more than just a fun experience, like something that has real literary, cultural, or educational merit.
In one sentence, explain why students should choose the CM major.
Computational Media combines the advantages of a Computer Science degree and a Literature, Media, and Communication degree, with neither of their disadvantages.