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Soraya Murray (Photo by Derek Conrad Murray)

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.

Topiary Landberg

Topiary Landberg, PhD Candidate in Film + Digital Media and a THI [The Humanities Institute] Graduate Student Researcher, is an experimental media artist  and film scholar whose doctoral research focuses on urban landscape documentary media.

Growing up in Cebu, the Philippines surrounded by a close-knit extended family, Clint Ramos has fond memories of his childhood there.

Creative Entrepreneurship

According to a National Endowment for the Arts report, students who study art are four times more likely to be recognized for academic achievement.

Producers of Devs, the new sci-fi thriller that premiered March 5 on Hulu, were looking for just the right location to depict a high-tech corporate campus with a tinge of dystopia.

Jennifer Maytorena Taylor, UC Santa Cruz Assistant Professor of Film and Dgital Media

Assistant professor of film and digital media Jennifer Maytorena Taylor has received a fellowship for a summer residency at one of the nation’s leading contemporary arts organizations.

Dean Susan Solt

The first thing you need to know about Susan Solt is that she’s a former movie producer. 

Michael Shipley

Santa Cruz native and UC Santa Cruz alumnus, Michael Shipley, found Santa Cruz to be an idyllic place to grow up during the 1970s and ‘80s.

Dee Hibbert-Jones

UC Santa Cruz professor of art Dee Hibbert-Jones has won a 2019 International Documentary Association (IDA) grant for Run With It, an animated documentary film she is currently working on in collaboration with San Francisco artist Nomi Talisman.

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