The Cross Stitch Project


The Cross Stitch Project’s mission is to use new media technology to connect teenage girls from Calcutta slum communities with peers in Atlanta to share creative and design talents, learn global enterprise and cross-cultural communication skills through fusion fashion projects.

The proceeds of this collaborative effort will support secondary education and vocational training for impoverished children in India, while giving them a voice and peers to hear that voice. For more information, please contact Elizabeth Strickler –




indieATL is initiative of the Digital Arts Entertainment Lab at Georgia State University.

Our mission is to promote independent artists and the music community, especially in Atlanta. We strive to make downtown an artistic and cultural destination. indieATL is a training ground for media-makers, learning production through real world experience. Students learn a variety of skills outside of the traditional classroom, including multiple camera shooting and editing, multi-track audio recording and mixing, encoding for the web.  Currently, indieATL is featured on Comcast | Xfinity on Demand (check your local listings).




The Window Project

The Window Project is a curated new media installation space facing the southern end of Woodruff Park from the windows of the Digital Arts Entertainment Laboratory (DAEL). The infrastructure consists of six high definition projectors synchronized to create a rear-projection screen that stands over six feet high and spans over 80 feet in width and can be seen from any vantage point in Atlanta’s central park and from the main pedestrian path of students of Georgia State University.

We invite the participation of local, national and international emerging and established moving image artists to submit current work reconfigured for six projectors around a curved surface or new work specifically created to take advantage of the multi-projector format. For more information about the submission process for your media work in this space, please contact Elizabeth Strickler –


In Media Res

In Media Res is dedicated to experimenting with collaborative, multi-modal forms of online scholarship. Our goal is to promote an online dialogue amongst scholars and the public about contemporary approaches to studying media. In Media Res provides a forum for more immediate critical engagement with media at a pace closer to how we experience mediated texts. Each weekday, a different scholar curates a 30-second to 3-minute video clip/visual image slideshow accompanied by a 300-350-word impressionistic response. We use the title “curator” because, like a curator in a museum, you are repurposing a media object that already exists and providing context through your commentary, which frames the object in a particular way. The clip/comment combination are intended both to introduce the curator’s work to the larger community of scholars (as well as non-academics who frequent the site) and, hopefully, encourage feedback/discussion from that community. If you are interested in being a video curator, please contact us at:


Media Entrepreneurship Certificate

This year GSU will be implementing a new certificate where, commerce, creativity and executive business administration meet.  Drawing from the universities leading professors in the Robinson School of Business, the GSU College of Law and the College of Arts and Sciences, the Media Entrepreneurship Certificate will be an 18 months 24 credit hour program aimed the producer, artist or executive who plans to create, finance and distribute film, television or new media projects. Courses will include Intellectual Property Law, Independent Producing, Business Plan Management and Marketing and Entrepreneurship. The certificate will provide the expert in any one of these areas, emerge with a well rounded knowledge of the changing landscape of entertainment business and artistic creation. For more information, please contact Kay Beck –



Cross Media Exchange (C-ME)

Co-Founded by Elizabeth Strickler and Phoebe Brown, the group is dedicated to innovative educational exchange programs that use new technology and new media for social change. The Internet is not merely a tool of media delivery:  the web has shifted our cultural interactions, created new languages and new ways of perceiving information.  As witnessed in the recent revolutions in the Arab world, the most listened to voices are increasingly accessed via the Internet and mobile devices. When you have a voice you can effect change in your community and  build self-esteem, creativity and curiosity. We are working to help share these resources in areas where lack of access is only further deepening social dislocation and poverty. For more information, please contact Elizabeth Strickler –