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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Undergrads Kelsey Coffman and Mitch Mastroni created Séance, one of four games created by UC Santa Cruz students that are up for awards at the IndieCade Festival.

UC Santa Cruz student games featured at IndieCade Festival

The game design program at UC Santa Cruz will be well represented at the 2016 IndieCade Festival, which celebrates the best independent games of the year. Four games developed by UC Santa Cruz students have been announced as official nominees for IndieCade awards, and UCSC students will also take... Read More