January 2016

January 25-29, 2016

The Sussex-Santa Cruz Digital Media Exchange is a two-year faculty and post-graduate exchange involving visits from the University of Sussex, UK, to the University of California, Santa Cruz, and back.

For this second leg of the exchange, a group of faculty and students from Sussex will visit UC Santa Cruz, January 25-29 2016, and a group of faculty and students from UC Santa Cruz will visit the University of Sussex in March 2016. These visits will involve a program of events and engagement with the wider research community in each institution with the aim of making broad links as well as offering opportunity for collaboration between individuals. Students and faculty will attend seminars and lectures, give presentations on their own work, explore each other’s research cultures and exhibition opportunities, engage with events in the respective locations, and explore possible funding opportunities.

The aim of the exchange is to develop links between research cultures in the Schools of Media Film & Music and that of Informatics at University of Sussex, and the Art Department, Film and Digital Media Department, and DANM MFA Program at UC Santa Cruz. The overall objective is to develop a durable partnership through postgraduate student and faculty mobility, and enhance theory and practice in computational and digital media research.

Sussex Group Visiting UCSC:
Mary Agnes Krell, m.a.krell@sussex.ac.uk
Emile Devereaux , E.Devereaux@sussex.ac.uk
Kate O’Riordan, k.oriordan@sussex.ac.uk
Irene Fubara-Manuel, if61@sussex.ac.uk
Stephen Fortune, S.Fortune@sussex.ac.uk
Kat Braybrooke, k.braybrooke@sussex.ac.uk


UCSC Hosts:
Elliot Anderson: http://art.ucsc.edu/faculty/elliot-w-anderson


(Check back for updates)

Mon Jan 25:

Research Presentations – Digital Arts Research Center 108

9:00 Opening remarks

9:20 Kate O’Riordan
9:40 Rick Prelinger
10:10 Mary Agnes Krell
10:30-10:45 Break
10:45 Susana Ruiz
11:05 Emile Devereaux
11:25 Kyle McKinley
11:45 Elliot Anderson
12:10-1:10 Lunch
1:10 Tim Jordan
1:30 Finley Coyl
1:50 Irene Fubara-Manuel
2:10 Scott Tooby
2:30 Stephen Fortune
2:50 Kat Braybrooke

7pm –  Katarina Cizek presentation: https://events.ucsc.edu/event/3241

Katerina Cizek is a two-time Emmy-winning, internationally recognized leader and pioneer in digital media: documentary, interactive and journalism. Her work has documented the Digital Revolution, and has itself become part of the movement.

At the National Film Board of Canada, she has helped redefine the organization as one of the world’s leading digital content hubs. She is the director and creative force behind the NFB’s award-winning evolving digital documentary media project HIGHRISE, and she realized the acclaimed NFB Filmmaker-in-Residence program, winner of a Webby Award, among others.

Tue Jan 26:

9am – 12pm: Campus tour with Kyle McKinley. Meet at Digital Arts Research Center Room 206.

2-4pm: Visit UCSC Digital Scholarship Commons Drop-In hours

Afternoon Open activity choices:

6-7pm  – Karolina Karlic presentation:


Karlic is a Los Angeles based photographer and film maker, born in Wroclaw, Poland. She is a recipient of the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation Fellowship, which supports her continued investigations in diasporic existence and the human condition of laborers. Her lecture, “Personal Photography and New Narratives in Labor & Diaspora” will address the use of contemporary and documentary photographic practices in personal narratives today. Stretching from Poland, Detroit, Brazil, to California, each of her projects has been part of the same journey; a conceptually-driven narrative of the ultimately global reach of 20th century automotive industry on individuals and communities. Karlic holds a MFA in Photography and Integrated Media from the California Institute of Arts and a BFA in Photography from the Minneapolis College of Art and Design.


Wed Jan 27:

Morning: Bio-sensing workshop 9am-5pm – by invitation
Led by David Harris http://danm.ucsc.edu/people/students/david-harris and Emile Devereaux http://www.sussex.ac.uk/profiles/335881 with support from Kate O’Reardon, Jennifer Parker and UCSC OpenLab,
Location: Digital Arts Research Center, Rm 108 (UCSC)

Afternoon: Bio-Sensing workshop continued

Open activity choices for people not participating in the workshop:

  • Science & Justice cocktail hour (tbd)
  • 3:30-6:30 DANM 220 (1st Years) – Programming  with Warren Sack,
  • 4-6pm Visual and Media Cultures Colloquium – Shawn Michelle Smith. http://arts.ucsc.edu/news_events/visual-and-media-cultures-colloquium-shawn-michelle-smith “Photographic Returns: Lorna Simpson’s 9 Props.” Shawn Michelle Smith is Professor and Chair of Visual and Critical Studies at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. She writes about the history and theory of photography in the United States, and gender and race in visual culture.


Thu Jan 28th:

Morning free time
Open activity: 9am-12pm Bio Sensing Workshop follow-up
Lunch: Visit wrap-up discussion
Afternoon: Open activity
7pm: Lecture featuring William Adams, chair of the National Endowment of the Humanities. http://specialevents.ucsc.edu/maitra/ “Wicked Problems: The Humanities in the Time of STEM”

Dr. William D. Adams was nominated by President Barack Obama as the 10th Chairman of the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) and confirmed by the Senate in July 2014.


Fri Jan 29th:
All day – San Francisco Field Trip

Prelinger Library visit
301 8th Street (near Folsom Street)
Room 215


1-3pm: A Conversation with Jane Long and Joe Masco
http://scijust.ucsc.edu/januray-29-2016-a-conversation-with-jane-long-and-joe-masco/ “Communicating Science to the Public: How does the experience of long-term nuclear waste disposal prepare us to think about climate engineering?”

A conversation between Jane Long (California Council on Science and Technology’s California’s Energy Future committee) and Joseph Masco (University of Chicago, Anthropology).

1:00 – 3:00PM
Science and Justice Research Center,  Engineering 2, Room 599


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