FORT WAYNE, Ind.—Art Herbig and Aaron Hess, assistant professors of communication in Indiana University–Purdue University Fort Wayne’s (IPFW) College of Arts and Sciences’ Department of Communication, spent the week of the tenth anniversary of the 9/11 attacks on New York City around Ground Zero. They were there as part of their Living Text project, posting videos and photographs on Facebook and YouTube. They collected videotaped images and interviews of the people, places, and events surrounding the observance of the 10th anniversary of the attacks on the World Trade Center, and plan to turn the footage into a documentary film.
They will discuss their experiences in New York City in a UC2 presentation, Monday, Oct. 17, at 7 p.m. in Neff Hall, Room 101. The presentation is free and open to the public. The Living Text media sites are on facebook and youtube.
UC2 is a community engagement program sponsored by the College of Arts and Sciences at IPFW and features a wide variety of related events each year, all centered on a specific theme. This year’s theme is “The Promise and Problems of Democracy.”
UC2 sponsors regular events featuring university and/or community speakers. The program regularly incorporates the latest digital resources and social media to initiate, expand, and sustain community conversations.