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OPPORTUNITY

Digital Arts and New Media MFA Program at UC Santa Cruz


Deadline:
Mon Feb 15, 2010 00:00

The Digital Arts and New Media MFA program at the University of California, Santa Cruz is now accepting applications for Fall 2010.

Open House: DANM in the DARC
Thursday, October 22, 2009 • 2-4pm
at the new Digital Arts Research Center, UC Santa Cruz
immediately followed by the opening of The Art of Collaboration Symposium

Applications for Fall 2010 accepted now through February 15, 2010
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Prospective students are encouraged to join us for an Open House from 2:00 to 4:00 pm on Thursday afternoon, October 22, 2009. Attendees will have a chance to learn about the program and the application process, see a showcase of our project groups' work in progress, view the work of current students and faculty, and meet the DANM community. The event will be held in UCSC's new Digital Arts Research Center. Visit http://danm.ucsc.edu/web/OpenHouse2009 for more information.

Immediately following the open house is the opening of The Art of Collaboration-a two-day interdisciplinary symposium investigating collaboration as a key concept in contemporary art and creative production. Open house attendees are invited to stay for part or all of this free event. Symposium information and registration is available at http://danm.ucsc.edu/web/collaboration

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This two-year MFA program brings together faculty and students from across the academic spectrum to pursue interdisciplinary artistic and scholarly research. The diverse curriculum includes collaborative research project groups, where small clusters of students work with professors on artistic, technical and theoretical research in one of four focused areas: Mechatronics, Participatory Culture, Performative Technologies, and Playable Media. These collaborations result in publications and exhibitions.

Students also take core and elective courses in the theory and practice of digital media arts that support the development of individual thesis projects that are premiered in the program's annual MFA Exhibition. The MFA is a terminal degree in the field of Digital Media Arts, qualifying graduates for a variety of career paths including university-level teaching and research.

Information on the program and application process is available at our website: http://danm.ucsc.edu For further inquiries, contact Felicia Rice, Program Manager, fsrice@ucsc.edu.

To RSVP or for more information, email danm@ucsc.edu or call 831-459-1554.


EVENT

interACTIVATE


Dates:
Fri Jun 05, 2009 00:00 - Wed Apr 29, 2009

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UCSC’s Digital Arts and New Media MFA Exhibition, interACTIVATE, showcases digital art with social impact at The Museum of Art & History in Santa Cruz

The Digital Arts and New Media MFA program at UC Santa Cruz will present the work of ten graduate students in a two-part exhibition at The Museum of Art & History in downtown Santa Cruz. Entitled interACTIVATE, this UCSC DANM MFA presentation is the culmination of two years of research and artistic exploration into digital media art and its social impact. The show includes new media works that explore performativity, interactivity, participation and politics. These works probe the interplay of private and public space as they interrogate the borderlands, edges, and contested territories of contemporary new media art practice.

The UC Santa Cruz Digital Arts and New Media (DANM) MFA Program is a center for the development and study of digital media arts and the cultures they help shape. This intensive two-year MFA program brings together faculty and students from across the academic spectrum to study and create interdisciplinary artistic and scholarly research. Students take core and elective courses in the practice and theory of digital media arts, and participate in collaborative research in one of four areas: Mechatronics, Participatory Culture, Performative Technologies, or Playable Media. The DANM journey culminates in the development of individual or collaborative thesis projects, premiered in our annual MFA exhibition. The MFA degree in Digital Arts and New Media qualifies graduates for a variety of art-related careers including university-level teaching and research.

Part 1: April 17 - May 14

* Artists: Rupa Dhillon, Roopesh Sitharan, Melanie k Stewart

Opening Reception Friday, May 1, 6:30-8:30pm (free and open to the public), with performance by Nada Miljković

Part 2: May 29 - June 24

* Artists: Troy Allman, Miki Yamada Foster, g. craig hobbs, Lindsay Kelley, Joshua McVeigh-Schultz, Nada Miljković, Laila Shereen Sakr

Noontime Tour Friday, June 5, 12:00-1:00pm. During this free event, DANM artists will walk through their work with the public.
Opening Reception Friday, June 5, 6:30-8:30pm (free and open to the public)

Location: The Museum of Art & History (MAH) is located at: McPherson Center, 705 Front Street, in downtown Santa Cruz on the corner of Front and Cooper Streets.

MAH Hours: Closed Mondays. Tuesdays - Sundays: 11am - 5pm; First Friday of every month: extended hours 11am - 9pm

Web info: http://danm.ucsc.edu/web/mfaExhibition2009http://www.santacruzmah.org


EVENT

interACTIVATE


Dates:
Fri May 01, 2009 00:00 - Wed Apr 29, 2009

image

UCSC’s Digital Arts and New Media MFA Exhibition, interACTIVATE, showcases digital art with social impact at The Museum of Art & History in Santa Cruz

The Digital Arts and New Media MFA program at UC Santa Cruz will present the work of ten graduate students in a two-part exhibition at The Museum of Art & History in downtown Santa Cruz. Entitled interACTIVATE, this UCSC DANM MFA presentation is the culmination of two years of research and artistic exploration into digital media art and its social impact. The show includes new media works that explore performativity, interactivity, participation and politics. These works probe the interplay of private and public space as they interrogate the borderlands, edges, and contested territories of contemporary new media art practice.

The UC Santa Cruz Digital Arts and New Media (DANM) MFA Program is a center for the development and study of digital media arts and the cultures they help shape. This intensive two-year MFA program brings together faculty and students from across the academic spectrum to study and create interdisciplinary artistic and scholarly research. Students take core and elective courses in the practice and theory of digital media arts, and participate in collaborative research in one of four areas: Mechatronics, Participatory Culture, Performative Technologies, or Playable Media. The DANM journey culminates in the development of individual or collaborative thesis projects, premiered in our annual MFA exhibition. The MFA degree in Digital Arts and New Media qualifies graduates for a variety of art-related careers including university-level teaching and research.

Part 1: April 17 - May 14

* Artists: Rupa Dhillon, Roopesh Sitharan, Melanie k Stewart

Opening Reception Friday, May 1, 6:30-8:30pm (free and open to the public), with performance by Nada Miljković

Part 2: May 29 - June 24

* Artists: Troy Allman, Miki Yamada Foster, g. craig hobbs, Lindsay Kelley, Joshua McVeigh-Schultz, Nada Miljković, Laila Shereen Sakr

Noontime Tour Friday, June 5, 12:00-1:00pm. During this free event, DANM artists will walk through their work with the public.
Opening Reception Friday, June 5, 6:30-8:30pm (free and open to the public)

Location: The Museum of Art & History (MAH) is located at: McPherson Center, 705 Front Street, in downtown Santa Cruz on the corner of Front and Cooper Streets.

MAH Hours: Closed Mondays. Tuesdays - Sundays: 11am - 5pm; First Friday of every month: extended hours 11am - 9pm

Web info: http://danm.ucsc.edu/web/mfaExhibition2009http://www.santacruzmah.org


OPPORTUNITY

Study and Create SOFTWARE as CULTURE -- A Research Focus at UC Santa Cruz Digital Arts and New Media MFA Program


Deadline:
Sun Feb 15, 2009 00:00

UC Santa Cruz is pleased to offer an MFA for artists working with software art, software design, and software studies. The university's Digital Arts and New Media (DANM) MFA program has "Software as Culture" as one of its research foci for the collaborative faculty-student projects beginning in Spring 2010. Applications to the DANM MFA program for Fall 2009 are being accepted through February 15, and are encouraged from the broad diversity of artists who develop and critically engage software.

The Digital Arts and New Media MFA Program at UC Santa Cruz brings together faculty and students from across the academic spectrum to pursue interdisciplinary artistic and scholarly research. At the core of the diverse DANM curriculum are collaborative research projects, in which small clusters of students work with professors on artistic, technical and theoretical research. Over the course of three quarters, these groups engage in the development of faculty-initiated research in one of four focused areas: Mechatronics, Participatory Culture, Performative Technologies, and Playable Media. These collaborations result in publications and exhibitions. In this intensive two-year program, students also take core and elective courses in the theory and practice of digital media arts, culminating in the development of individual thesis projects. These works are premiered in the program's annual MFA exhibition. The Master of Fine Arts (MFA) is the terminal degree in the field of digital media arts, qualifying graduates for a variety of career paths including university-level teaching and research.

In the Software as Culture / Participatory Culture collaborative research group, MFA students will work with UCSC's strong faculty to experiment with and investigate the software that underpins cultures of intellectual and everyday life. In many scientific disciplines today it is believed that software is the best model of the object of study. This is an operating principle in molecular biology, operations research, neuro-psychology, immunology, game theory, economics and many other sciences. This digital ideology of science should be distinguished from something far more pervasive: digital life leaks outside of professional circles and flows beyond the technical vocabularies of specialists’ dialogues. We propose a project group to interrogate these new, software-based conditions of life and collaboration through a combination of software studies, software design, and software art.

The Software as Culture collaborative research group will be led by Warren Sack (author of the entry on "Memory" in the recent MIT Press book "Software Studies: A Lexicon"; creator of the argumentation game "Agonistics" (see http://rhizome.org/art/exhibition/artbase101/); and the social technology "Conversation Map" (see http://rhizome.org/editorial/2262)). Other UCSC faculty in this area also include Noah Wardrip-Fruin (co-editor of MIT Press books such as the "New Media Reader" and associate director of the Software Studies Initiative (see http://lab.softwarestudies.com/) and Michael Mateas (co-creator of Independent Games Festival finalist Facade and contributor to the MIT Press "Software Studies" book).

More about DANM:
http://danm.ucsc.edu/

More about Software as Culture and the area of Participatory Culture at DANM:
http://danm.ucsc.edu/web/ParticipatoryCulture

More from Warren Sack, Michael Mateas, and Noah Wardrip-Fruin on Software Studies:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dSLlXjZn2I8
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XHdRBvHVdWE
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FYlz5dhC-_E

Contact: Felicia Rice, Program Manager, 831-459-1554, danm@ucsc.edu


OPPORTUNITY

Playable Media-focused MFA at UC Santa Cruz


Deadline:
Sun Feb 15, 2009 00:00

Contact: Felicia Rice, Program Manager, 831-459-1554, danm@ucsc.edu
Application deadline: February 15, 2009

PLAYABLE MEDIA -- A NEW RESEARCH FOCUS AT UC SANTA CRUZ DIGITAL ARTS AND NEW MEDIA MFA PROGRAM

UC Santa Cruz is pleased to announce an MFA for artists working with computer games, software toys, interactive fictions, rhetorical simulations, and related playable forms. The university's Digital Arts and New Media (DANM) MFA program has added "Playable Media" as a research focus for its collaborative faculty-student projects. Applications to the DANM MFA program for Fall 2009 are being accepted through February 15, and are encouraged from the broad diversity of artists who create work that invites and structures play.

The Digital Arts and New Media MFA Program at UC Santa Cruz brings together faculty and students from across the academic spectrum to pursue interdisciplinary artistic and scholarly research. At the core of the diverse DANM curriculum are collaborative research projects, in which small clusters of students work with professors on artistic, technical and theoretical research. Over the course of three quarters, these groups engage in the development of faculty-initiated research in one of four focused areas: Mechatronics, Participatory Culture, Performative Technologies, and Playable Media. These collaborations result in publications and exhibitions. In this intensive two-year program, students also take core and elective courses in the theory and practice of digital media arts, culminating in the development of individual thesis projects. These works are premiered in the program's annual MFA exhibition. The Master of Fine Arts (MFA) is the terminal degree in the field of digital media arts, qualifying graduates for a variety of career paths including university-level teaching and research.

In the Playable Media collaborative research group, MFA students will work with UCSC's strong faculty in this area to understand and create new ways for computer games and related forms to engage audiences, make arguments, tell stories, and shape social space. Ongoing Playable Media work combines game design and artificial intelligence research with writing, art, and media authoring.

The Playable Media-focused Digital Arts and New Media MFA joins UCSC's two previous degree options in this area. UCSC currently hosts the first computer game undergraduate major in the University of California system: a B.S. in computer game design through the Computer Science department. Active PhD research is also taking place in Computer Science, where students are developing underlying technologies for new genres of computer game play. It is expected that some DANM Playable Media students will collaborate with students in the existing programs in order to create projects more ambitious than would otherwise be possible.

The first Playable Media collaborative research group will be launched in 2009 under the direction of Noah Wardrip-Fruin (co-creator of the virtual reality literary game Screen, co-editor of MIT Press books such as Second Person: Role-Playing and Story in Games and Playable Media). Other UCSC faculty in this area include Michael Mateas (co-creator of Independent Games Festival finalist Facade and the interactive film generator Terminal Time), Warren Sack (creator of the argumentation game Agonistics and the social technology Conversation Map), and Jim Whitehead (founder of the UC system's first game degree, developer of novel techniques for game level generation).

More about DANM:
http://danm.ucsc.edu/

More about Playable Media:
http://danm.ucsc.edu/web/PlayableMedia

Application information:
http://danm.ucsc.edu/web/ApplicationInfo