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Digital Arts & New Media
Visual language is a primary form of communication in storytelling media. As it transitions to serve the needs of game-based and interactive stories, expressive qualities are lost in translation in the move to a computational foundation.
Kathleen Deck awarded Best in Arts Division
Edges of Color, by Digital Arts and New Media MFA student David Harris, is a series of individually programmed pieces on an 8’ square, 16x16 grid of separately controlled and colored LEDs swatches.
"Encodings in Space and Time," by Digital Arts and New Media MFA student Zach Corse, is an immersive, large-scale installation influenced by gravitational physics, information theory, ice mechanics, and city street lamp design.
Digital Arts New Media MFA candidate Mónica Andrade and Theater Arts Department MA graduate Stephen Richter reimagine classic tragedies to address current social issues through multimedia performances.
In her new book, On Video Games: The Visual Politics of Race, Gender and Space, UC Santa Cruz professor Soraya Murray goes beyond the technical discussions of games and instead offers a deep dive into their cultural dimensions.
Professor of Art and Digital Art and New Media at UC Santa Cruz, Dee Hibbert-Jones, has been invited by the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) to present on its behalf the NEA’s new initiative Improving Career Sustainability for Documentary Artistsat this yea