Personnel

Stephen Jacobs
Director, Lab for Technological Literacy

Stephen is the Director of the Lab for Technological Literacy at RIT and is currently one of three faculty working on an NSF funded CCLI grant on teaching
Social Media. He has an MA in Media Studies, New School for Social Research. He teaches primarily graduate and undergraduate courses in Computer Game Development and On-Line Community. 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. He has consulted for several multimedia corporations including Crayola and "Break It, Fix It, Ride It."

He is on the executive committees of the International Game Developers Association Writers and Education SIGs and of the Sandbox Symposium, a games conference co-located annually with the SIGGRAPH conference. 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.

Eric M. Grace
Lead Researcher, Lab for Technological Literacy

Eric is the lead researcher for the Lab for Technological Literacy at RIT. As a New York State Certified K-12 Art Educator with a Master of Science in Teaching from Rochester Institute of Technology, he taught in the Rochester City School District for three years. During those years he started his own educational organization developing programs for Monroe County's Rochester Works!, City of Rochester's Summer of Opportunity, the Rochester After School Academy, the Rochester City School District, Rochester Institute of Technology, and many other local organizations.

Eric is currently the Chair of the Board of Directors for a local educational organization, ArtPeace Inc. He is focused on narrowing the educational and digital divide both locally and abroad to enhance and enrich lives.