Digital Arts and New Media: MFA: Collaboration, Innovation, Social Impact

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Sussex-UCSC Digital Media Exchange

Monday, January 25, 2016 - 8:00am to Friday, January 29, 2016 - 8:00am


Research Presentations
Monday, January 25, 2016

DARC 108 
9:00 Opening remarks
9:20 Kate O’Riordan
9:40 Rick Prelinger
10:10 Mary Agnes Krell

10:30-10:45 Break

10:45 Susana Ruiz
11:05 Emile Devereaux
11:25 Kyle McKinley
11:45 Elliot Anderson

12:10-1:10 Lunch

1:10 Tim Jordan
1:30 Finley Coyl
1:50 Irene Fubara-Manuel
2:10 Scott Tooby
2:30 Stephen Fortune
2:50 Kat Braybrooke

The Sussex-Santa Cruz Digital Media Exchange is a two-year faculty and post-graduate exchange involving visits from the University of Sussex to the DANM MFA Program at the University of California Santa Cruz and back. It is funded by the University of Sussex Partnership Office with additional support from successive MFM Heads of School Professor Sue ThornhamProfessor Tim Jordan, and the Dean of the Arts, Professor David Yager at UC Santa Cruz.

The aim of the exchange is to develop links between research cultures at the University of Sussex, and that of UC Santa Cruz.  Both institutions have rich and innovative histories in relation to the institution of the university; to computational and digital media; and they are both embedded in broader cultural production in this area.  The overall objective is to develop a durable partnership through postgraduate student and faculty mobility, and enhance theory and practice in digital media research.

The exchange specifically aims to make links between the Arts at UC Santa Cruz and Media Film and Music and Informatics at the University of Sussex. To this end we are planning for a group of 2 faculty and 4 students from Sussex to visit with DANM faculty and students at UC Santa Cruz for a week and for a group of 2 faculty and 4 students from the DANM MFA Program at UC Santa Cruz to visit the University of Sussex later in the year.  These visits will show case work and involve a program of events and engagement with the wider research community in each institution with the aim of making broad links as well as offering opportunity for collaboration between individuals.  Students and faculty will attend seminars and lectures, give presentations on their own work, explore each other’s research cultures and exhibition opportunities, engage with events in the respective locations, and explore possible funding opportunities.

Dr Kate O’Riordan is leading the organization of the exchange with Jennifer Parker. Please contact them further information.

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