Faculty Directory » Jonathan Amakawa

Communications Media

Office Hours:

Semester: Fall 2017
Tuesday and Thursday 10:45a.m. - 12:15p.m.

Office Information:

Room Number: Conlon 344
Phone: 978-665-4474
Email: jamakawa@fitchburgstate.edu

Courses Taught:

Introduction to Game Art (GAME 2200)
Elements of Game Design (GAME 2000)
3D Game Development (GAME 3060)
3D Modeling (GAME 3070)
Interactive Media Seminar (COMM 3308)

Education:

MDes, Communication Planning and Information Design, Carnegie Mellon University

BA, History, Vassar College

Research Interests:

Video Game Design
Educational Media
Cultural Heritage
Art and Architecture
Museum Exhibit Design

Current Projects:

My research and creative work focuses on the possibilities for video game media, mobile devices and augmented reality in presenting historical subject matter and cultural heritage.

I am currently creating an augmented reality-based app the Jameson Jenkins House AR Tour for the US National Park Service's Abraham Lincoln Home National Historic Site in Springfield, Illinois.

I am in the process of completing another augmented reality-based app called the New Philadelphia AR Tour for the New Philadelphia, National Historic Landmark in Pike County, Illinois.

Professional Affiliations:

International Game Developers Association
College Art Association