Pioneers: First Women Filmmakers--a Kino Classics box set curated by UC Santa Cruz film and digital media professor Shelley Stamp and executive produced by actress, director, and screenwriter Illeana Douglas--has received a 2018 Special Award from the... [more]
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For as long as she can remember, Assistant Professor of Art & Design: Games and Playable Media, micha cárdenas has been interested in computers and fantasy. Her first experience with technology involved coveting her brother’s Commodore 64 computer. From... [more]
UC Santa Cruz associate professor of film and digital media L.S. Kim has been selected to participate in the Television Academy Foundation’s 2018 Faculty Seminar Program.
Kim is one of just 25 professors from colleges and universities across the country chosen to participate in the week-... [more]
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For a certain set of artists, money has long been the enemy of creativity.
Despite Mona Lisa, despite The Last Supper, despite Vitruvian ... [more]
Founder and Artistic Director of The Builders Association, Professor Weems will bring an affiliation with her renowned experimental theater company to the campus.
Marianne Weems, theater and opera director, and co-founder and artistic director of the Obie-Award winning... [more]
Associate Professor Edward Shanken’s distinguished career in both arts and academia has led him to take on the exciting role of Director of the Digital Arts and New Media (DANM) MFA program. He comes to UC Santa Cruz directly from the prestigious Rhode Island School of Design (RISD), where he... [more]
Assistant Professor, History of Art and Visual Culture (HAVC), Kyle Parry works at the intersections of digital media, art and visual culture, and the environmental humanities. As a scholar, teacher and researcher, his practice has taken him in many thought-provoking directions, but one of his... [more]
Santa Cruz Arts Division’s Professor Elizabeth Stephens and her partner Annie Sprinkle were recently awarded the prestigious Eureka Fellowship, the largest cash prize for individual artists in the San Francisco Bay Area. Sponsored by the Fleishhacker Foundation... [more]
Elizabeth Swensen’s expertise at producing innovative digital games propelled her career from studying the past to creating the future. With her love of Latin and the classics in high school, she seemed destined to focus on the ancient classics, but a few surprise turn of events in her life... [more]
Assistant Professor Karolina Karlic is no stranger to adapting to new situations – the Polish born, American educated photographer moved to the states at a very young age. Her work has focused on industry and diaspora, the effects of social upheaval, and has lead her to capture imagery all over... [more]