Computational Media

The Computational Media Department is dedicated to the creation, enhancement, and study of media forms that can only be made using computers. The department emphasizes the construction of technologies that make possible novel media experiences, while simultaneously embracing and engaging in theoretical and practical approaches from the arts, humanities, and social sciences. UC Santa Cruz hosts the Center for Games and Playable Media, the largest games research group in the world, comprised of the Expressive Intelligence Studio, Social and Emotional Technology Lab, Interactive Systems for Individuals with Special Needs Lab, Augmented Design Lab, and the Software Introspection Lab.

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For questions/comments regarding the undergraduate program: cm-ugrad@soe.ucsc.edu
For questions/comments regarding the graduate program: cm-grad@soe.ucsc.edu
For general questions about the Computational Media department: cm-questions@soe.ucsc.edu

News

Professor Leila Takayama discusses Human-Robot Interaction

Techno-Slugs Reach Across Monterey Bay

On June 21, 2019 UC Santa Cruz Baskin School of Engineering professors Leila Takayama (computational media) and Dejan Milutinovic (electrical and computer engineering) spoke at the inaugural Monterey Bay Drone Automation & Robotics Technology (DART) Symposium. The symposium featured an unusual... Read More

The iGEM team poses with their awards

Standout Slugs! Congratulations to this year’s Dean’s and Chancellor’s award winners

At a celebratory luncheon on June 5th, Dean Alexander Wolf honored the Dean’s and Chancellor’s Award winners. These awards recognize exceptional achievement in research projects or other creative activities. Chancellor’s Awards (Spring 2019) From the Dean’s Award recipient list, the Chancellor’s... Read More

Professor David T. Lee

Professor David Lee's paper recognized at the Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI)

UC Santa Cruz Baskin School of Engineering Computational media Professor David T. Lee took home an honorable mention from this year’s Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI) for his paper "Causeway: Scaling Situated Learning with Micro-Role Hierarchies." Co-authors Emily S. Hamedian... Read More

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