2/24: The Digital Revolution That Wasn’t

Please join us on Monday, February 24 (starting at 1:00PM) for a public lecture by Dr. Jen Schradie, “The Revolution That Wasn’t: How Digital Activism Favors Conservatives,” in the McCune Conference Room (HSSB 6020). Sponsored by the Center for Information Technology & Society, the Departments of Communication and Film and Media Studies, and Wireframe Studio! Abstract: […]

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UCSB Major Discovery Fair Jan. 22, 2020

Wireframe will be open during tomorrow’s major discovery fair, hosted primarily in the DAHC. If you’ve always wanted to check out the space, try some student-created games, or play with some virtual-reality gear, come on by! Thinking about adding a minor, second major, or declaring/changing majors? Learn about major and minor options you may not […]

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Invitation: Open Play Session for “Green Games” Final Projects 12/5 @11AM

Come check out my students’ final projects for our FAMST166GG “Green Games” course on the environmental aspects of games and game design! We have 5 projects on offer: Tindearth (Ren’Py) Half-Cycle (PlayStation Dreams) Chop Chop (Unity) Trash Island (board game) [dolphin cry] (board game) We’d love to have your feedback. And just for fun, this […]

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Bartertown Workshop and Public Lecture by Janette Kim

We have an exciting new year ahead for Wireframe, beginning with a playtesting workshop during Professor Chang’s Fall 2019 “Green Games” course! Date: Thursday, October 10, 2019 Time: 10:00AM – 12:00PM Location: Wireframe and Digital Arts and Humanities Commons (Music 1410) Immerse yourself in the struggles of “Bartertown,” a game and fictional land that asks […]

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Stone Men: The Palestinians Who Built Israel – A Book Talk by Andrew Ross

Andrew Ross will be at Wireframe Friday, May 10th. Come hear about his new book! Arabic lunch with vegetarian options will be served. And UCSB bookstore will have a table there with copies for sale. On, Wednesday, May 8th on KCSB FM Santa Barbara 91.9 or streaming at www.kcsb.org, Elizabeth Robinson and Avery Gorden are interviewing […]

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Future Tripping Online Program

April 23-24, 2018 (1410 Music Bldg.)
Wireframe Studio + Digital Arts & Humanities Commons
The Future Tripping symposium addresses our current climate of extreme uncertainty over economic, political, and environmental futures. Through play with data, games, machines, virtual worlds, living species and landscape, participants will bridge medium and methodology among emerging fields of environmental science, media theory and practice, and the digital humanities. 

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Parameters of Play

We were fortunate to play host to a Film and Media Studies graduate colloquium last week on the topic of gatekeeping and difficulty in games–see flyer below! And we played Cuphead. Or tried, anyway. Dean Takahashi even mentioned the event in his recent VentureBeat post. Thanks, Dean!        

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New furnishings!

We are gearing up for a new academic year, new classes, new students, and new projects, and our swanky new chairs have arrived just in time! Professor Sakr will be teaching a graduate-level FemTech seminar in the space, and Professor Chang will be teaching an undergraduate-level course on “metagaming.” See you soon!

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