Stephen JacobsRochester, NY
Stephen is the Director of the Lab for Technological Literacy at RIT. He has an MA in Media Studies, from the New School for Social Research. He teaches primarily graduate and undergraduate courses in Computer Game Development and On-Line Community as a member of the School of Interactive Games and Media. His strong communications background is combined with consulting and publication interests in the use of computing technology tools in all facets of communication, education and the arts. It was the community and communication aspects of Open Source that drew him into, and has kept him interested in, Open Source. He has presented on FOSS@RIT and the Humanitarian Free and Open Source Software development course at NYSCATE, IEEE Frontiers In Education and Games Innovation Conferences.
He has had a second career as a journalist since 1987 and has published over 250 articles on games, entertainment and personal technology. He's been a regular columnist for the magazines: Videomaker, Television Business International, TV 2.0 and the technology news web site CNET. His "What the Tech!" radio show, aired for three years on NPR, WXXI AM 1370.