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In his current course History of Design: The Objects of Technology, 1850-Present, Albert Narath, Assistant Professor, History of Art and Visual Culture (HAVC), has a distinctive way of looking at common items that gives a refreshing and insightful view of how we view such ubiquitous... [more]

Having recently arrived all the way from Madrid, Enrique Leal, Assistant Professor, Print Media, is getting to know his new home of Santa Cruz and is enjoying the bucolic, natural surroundings here. It’s a major shift but one he’s appreciating due to not only being able to teach print media, but... [more]

Professor of History of Art and Visual Culture, T.J. Demos is sitting in his office surrounded by boxes that have yet to be unpacked. He’s just arrived on campus after having taught for several years in the Department of Art History at University College London (UCL), one of the world’s leading... [more]

Growing up as an Afrikaner in Johannesburg has given Nicol Hammond a rare perspective on racism, social justice and their impact on many areas, particularly music. South Africa was at the height of Apartheid (literally meaning “the state of apart” in Afrikaans) when Hammond was born and had... [more]

As an award-winning documentary filmmaker, Jennifer Maytorena Taylor’s filmography is especially impressive. Her insightful perspectives on people and circumstances that usually don’t have a voice in our society, have led her to examine difficult subjects via her discerning camera lens. From... [more]

As the gaming industry continues to evolve from simple linear programming to cutting-edge artistic and interactive experiences, the Arts Division at UC Santa Cruz is leading the way in this sweeping change by taking education in gaming to the next level – and world-renowned... [more]

Peter Limbrick, who is currently researching and teaching film and video from across the Middle East and North Africa, has been busy over the summer writing about acclaimed Moroccan director and key figure in Arab cinema, Moumen Smihi. “Having just finished an essay on Moumen... [more]

Ever since he was a child growing up in New Haven, Conn, Rick Prelinger has held a fascination with history, changing landscapes, and how places transform over time.

Now a world-renowned archivist, writer, filmmaker, and founder of the Prelinger Archives and the Prelinger Library in San... [more]

Peter Limbrick, who is currently researching and teaching film and video from across the Middle East and North Africa, has been busy over the summer writing about acclaimed Moroccan director and key figure in Arab cinema, Moumen Smihi. “Having just finished an essay on Moumen... [more]

Newton and Helen Mayer Harrison — newly appointed Arts Dean's Visiting Eminent Professors — like to call themselves journeymen artists. "We journey from place to place," says Helen with a twinkling smile, "where we're invited, and where we feel we can do work." Interpreters of environmental... [more]

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