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by Joe Mandese

Most mornings Dave Ferguson wakes hours before daylight and eats “first breakfast,” the meal that starts the Midwestern farmer’s day, before he begins tending livestock, mending fences, and toiling in the fields. Then he cleans up, puts on his city duds, consumes a second breakfast, and drives through the cornfields and soybean patches of rural Indiana to Muncie, where his thoughts shift from agricultural farms to server farms.Ferguson is director of one of the nation’s most enterprising, but probably least-known media labs – the Center for Media Design at Ball State University (BSU).

You wouldn’t know it to look at the campus, which, with the exception of new building construction looks like any other university in middle America: Green lawns stretch up to limestone buildings and undergrads pedal around campus on bicycles. But behind the bucolic exterior are some of the most leading-edge media technologies and advanced thinking on the current and future state of media. Read the rest of this entry »

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