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Media Theater, M110

May 2011

John Davison: “What will the games business look like in 5 years?”

May 17, 2011 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

John Davison, VP of programming at CBS Interactive - GameSpot and Metacritic, will look at the way the audience for games is changing, and how the games industry is adjusting and adapting to new tastes, technology, and trends. John Davison is VP of programming at CBS Interactive for GameSpot and Metacritic. Davison comes to CBS' gaming properties from IDG's GamePro, where he served as Executive Vice President of Content. Davison's career in game journalism spans nearly 20 years and includes…

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March 2012

Peter Kenez: “The Coming of the Holocaust”

March 15, 2012 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

University of California, Santa Cruz,  Emeriti group presents Emeriti Faculty Lecture by: Peter Kenez Professor of History, Co-Holder of Neufield-Levin Chair in Holocaust Studies UC Santa Cruz A Holocaust survivor and native of Hungary, Peter Kenez is a scholar of the history of Russia and the former Soviet Union. He is currently completing a book-length study of the Holocaust-a comparative study of the prerequisites for mass murder in countries occupied by the Nazis during the second world war. Professor Kenez is…

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April 2012

Jeff Hull: “Unlocking the Power of Play; Immersive Narrative in the Civic Realm”

April 27, 2012 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Jeff Hull is engaged in a decade long metaphysical street battle against banality and routine. This takes the form of fictional cults with real world induction centers, pirate radio broadcasts from rogue agencies, bizarre team building exercises, guerrilla masonry, covert subterranean exploration, sasquatch dance bombs, and all manner of subterfuge. As the founder of Oaklandish and The Jejune Institute he has taken Situationism and Street Art in unseen new directions, blowing minds and winning awards along the way. His talk…

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December 2012

WILDNESS: Film Screening and Discussion with Wu Tsang and Roya Rastegar

December 3, 2012 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Click on image to enlarge flyer. The Departments of Feminist Studies and Film + Digital Media and the Graduate Program in Social Documentation Present: WILDNESS a film by Wu Tsang Screening and Discussion with director Wu Tsang and co-writer Roya Rastegar Reception to follow screening and discussion ABOUT THE FILM Rooted in the tropical underground of Los Angeles nightlife, WILDNESS is a documentary portrait of the Silver Platter, a historic bar in the MacArthur Park area that has been home…

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February 2013

“Mendelsohn’s Incessant Visions” Screening and Q&A with Director Duki Dror

February 25, 2013 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Free and Open to the Public General Admission Seating, first come, first served Parking available in Performing Arts Lot ($4) Synopsis: This film is a cinematic mediation about the untold story of Erich Mendelsohn,  whose life and career were as enigmatic and tragic as the path of the century. He drew sketches on tiny pieces of paper and sent them from the trenches to a young cellist, who was waiting for him in Berlin.  She thought he was a genius…

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October 2013

Lecture: Carrie Mae Weems, photographer

October 21, 2013 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Photographer and video installation artist Carrie Mae Weems examines the complex and contradictory legacy of African American identity, class, and culture in the United States. Weems will discuss her work and ideas, drawing on three decades of artistic activity. The recipient of a 2013 MacArthur Foundation “genius" grant, Weems has exhibited nationally and internationally over the course of her career. Presented by the Art Department, Arts Division, Digital Arts and New Media, and Film and Digital Media. Cosponsored by the…

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November 2014

Cornel West: "Ferguson, Racism, and the Media"

November 20, 2014 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Engaging Education & Student Media Present (with the endorsement of A/BSA)... Speaker Blowout: FERGUSON, RACISM, AND THE MEDIA Keynote Speaker: CORNEL WEST Limited tickets available. Free tickets available at Engaging Education and Student Media Center for pickup on Nov 17 & a8 with UC Santa Cruz ID.

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May 2015

Imagining Social Identities Through Computing

May 11, 2015 @ 3:30 pm - 4:40 pm

D. Fox Harrell, Associate Professor of Digital Media, MIT Hosted By Noah Wardrip-Fruin D. Fox Harrell's research explores the use of the computer as an expressive and cultural medium. As described in his recent book Phantasmal Media: An Approach to Imagination, Computation, and Expression (MIT Press), through both building and analyzing systems, he investigates how the computer can be used to express cultural meanings through data-structures and algorithms. In this talk, focusing on cultural meanings of social identity, Harrell explores…

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