Eyes Part of Investigative Journalism Project

eyesontherise.org is leading a journalistic investigation supported by the Fund for Investigative Journalism to map and visualize through virtual reality Miami’s luxury development during sea level rise. Project partners include The Miami Times, the South Florida News Service, and FIU’s Mobile Virtual Reality Lab, FIU’s Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Center, and The South Florida Black[…]

Eyesontherise.org VR Project Wins Award

Work related to the VirtualEYES project received an award this summer from the Images and Voices of Hope (IVOH) organization related to engagement in storytelling of climate change. The project also led to an Honorable Mention for a Best Practices in Service Learning in Journalism and Mass Communication award from the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication,[…]

“A Sea Change” Hits Stage

More than 260 people experienced “A Sea Change” — the interdisciplinary theatrical performance focused on climate change and rising seas — at FIU’s two performing arts locations on April 4 and 7. The event was a part of the eyesontherise.org initiative. The performance, which featured dance, music, drama, virtual reality, and prose highlighted the work[…]

Eyes Takes to the Stage

As a continuation of our eyesontherise.org project, we are sponsoring an interdisciplinary theatre performance at Florida International University in April that we hope to make into a traveling school roadshow. An interesting way to take journalism back to its days as performance that’s also been done elsewhere (and not to mention many scholars see journalism as[…]

VirtualEYES Partners With MIT

Students in Florida International University’s Mobile Virtual Reality Lab are now partnering with the Massachusetts Institute of Technology to create stories about sea level rise in South Florida – told through virtual reality. As part of the Before It’s Too Late initiative that focuses on engaging users with VR storytelling about climate change, FIU journalism and digital media students[…]

Eyes App Leads to Local Art

Xaviar Cortada, Artist-in-Residence at FIU CARTA and FIU SEAS, has been using the eyesontherise.org Sea Level Rise Toolbox to fuel local art and expression related to changing environments in South Florida. For an example, take a look at Cortada’s CLIMA 2016 “Do Not Open” project, which has residents writing letters to future generations about Miami and its alterations to[…]

New Book Examines Miami During SLR

Dr. Robert E. Gutsche, Jr. in the Department of Journalism + Media has published a new co-authored book on Miami spaces during a time of changing environments due to sea level rise. The book also includes a Foreword by Dr. Juliet Pinto, Interim Executive Director of the School of Communication + Journalism. The book is[…]