Pride of Place
|“How are the circumstances changed! ... Experience has taught me that manufactures are now as necessary to our independence as to our comfort. ... No one axiom can be laid down as wise and expedient for all times and circumstances.”—Thomas Jefferson, January, 1816.|
The powerful PBS Frontline documentary “Digital Nation” observed that “within a single generation, digital media and the World Wide Web have transformed virtually every aspect of modern culture, from the way we learn and work to the ways in which we socialize and even conduct war. But is the technology moving faster than we can adapt to it? And is our 24/7 wired world causing us to lose as much as we've gained?” Despite their obvious benefits, new media have disrupted many traditional physical and social contexts such as university campuses. The mission of the Pride of Place campus heritage network is to balance tradition and change in higher education, using new media to raise awareness and appreciation of our incredibly rich campus heritage here at the University of Missouri in order to keep it alive and well for future generations.