This is how a Palestinian stonemason, in line at a checkpoint outside a Jerusalem suburb, described his life to Andrew Ross. Palestinian “stone men,”using some of the best-quality limestone deposits in the world and drawing on generations of artisanal knowledge, have built almost every state in the Middle East except one of their own. Today […]Read More Stone Men: The Palestinians Who Built Israel – A Book Talk by Andrew Ross
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.
Wireframe and the Digital Arts and Humanities Commons are helping to play host to this year’s inaugural AWMAT conference, organized by Lena Mathew in Media Arts and Technology: http://www.news.ucsb.edu/events/awmat-2018-conference. The conference begins today at noon and runs through Saturday, February 10 ($25 for a day pass).Read More Alliance of Women in Media Arts and Technology (AWMAT)
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!Read More Parameters of Play
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!Read More New furnishings!
Check out this lovely feature story on Professor Sakr’s ongoing virtual-reality visualization and collaboration with Intae Hwang and Han-Wei Kung (PhD candidates in Media Arts and Technology)!Read More Professor Shereen Sakr featured in the UCSB Current
Please join us on April 28 from 4-6:30 pm for a panel, poster exhibit, and reception for the event “Thinking Palestine: 1967 and Beyond” at Wireframe Studio (Music Library, Music Building 1st floor, Parking Lot 3). June 2017 will mark fifty years of the Israeli occupation of the West Bank, the Gaza Strip, and East […]Read More Thinking Palestine Panel, Poster Exhibit, Reception: Apr 28, 4-6:30PM
Important dates: April 12 from 330-445PM in the MCC Lounge. We will plan the next day’s performance. Thursday, April 13: 1245-345PM, Meet in front of SRB and we will move along our route; 4-5, rally in front of Storke Tower. To be a main player in this performance, which will take the seemingly banal form […]Read More Mapping Dissent
Here’s a lovely write-up of the Thank You For Playing screening and Q&A at the Pollock Theater, which followed the open play session at Wireframe in March.Read More UCSB Daily Nexus covers Thank You For Playing event