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

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Current DANM Students

Mohamadreza Babaee, Ph.D., is an Iranian performance and digital media studies scholar and interdisciplinary artist. His research and creative areas of interest include Migration, Surveillance, Critical Race Theory, Iran, and the broader Middle East. He frequently presents at performance studies... more

Egyptian. But American. So they fight. Hence "The Crisis." sometimes in a theater. sometimes on film.

Dave Crellin, MA., is a director, performer, writer, scholar, educator, and interdisciplinary artist, working primarily in live, performative media. He has created art for over 25 years throughout most of North America and Western Europe, his practice ranging from collaboration with theatre... more

Nicki Duval (they/them) is a first year DANM student in the Isaac Julien Lab. In their sound, image, and research work, they explore alternative spatiotemporality, queerness, and spectrality. Their current project focuses on baseball’s uniquely expanded temporal qualities with the goal of making... more

Director and Multimedia artist Rory Willats is a first year MFA student within DANM's Future Stages Lab. His current research uses re-iterations of the gaze across mediaspaces to conjure new forms of presence with the goal of wrestling them free from a knowable/translatable present.


dani wright | she/they | 23 | UCSC 2022 Digital Art & New Media: Experimental Play | UCSC 2020 Art and Design: Games & Playable Media | queer vampire enthusiast



dani is a 23 year old game designer studying as an MFA student at UC Santa Cruz. She has studied... more