In Fall 2021, the Department of Art, Art History and Visual Studies and the Department of Computer Science introduced a new major in Computational Media, and it's made the news!  Visit the Duke Daily to find out why our IDM is appealing for students interested in the intersection of art and science within the digital age. read more about Computational Media Interdepartmental Major in the News »

Critical Making and New Media Art Spring 2022, CMAC/ISS/VMS 290-S Instructors: Rebecca Uliasz & Quran Karriem rebecca.uliasz@,  MW 12:00-1:15pm Smith Warehouse Bay 12, A228 Course Description: This is a course for critically engaging with technology through making and theory. Starting from Marshall McLuhan's seminal analysis of the ways media configure the human sensorium, we will build on sound and moving image to explore the ways computation today operates on levels above or beyond… read more about New Undergrad Course for Spring 2022: Critical Making and New Media Art »

VMS 390-03 / ISS 390-03 “Experiments in Science, Art and Writing” Dr. Kristen Tapson MW 10:15am - 11:30am A290 Smith Warehouse, Bay 9 W / STS / ALP Description: When used to describe works of art, “experimental” is a complicated term with a range of possible meanings: an association with a particular avant-garde movement, a commitment to procedural composition, an idiosyncratic test, a beholder’s admiration or skepticism, or, more rarely, a relationship to scientific knowledge making. Regardless of its definition (or… read more about New Undergrad Special Topics for Spring 2022: Experiments in Science, Art & Writing »

Sometimes the challenge isn’t finding your passion, but figuring out how to follow it. For first-year student Noelle Garrick, that challenge just got a little easier. In fall 2021, the Departments of Art, Art History & Visual Studies and Computer Science introduced a new interdepartmental major in Computational Media. The major includes 14 courses — seven from Computer Science and seven from Visual and Media Studies. “We found that a lot of undergraduate students were already creating their own interdepartmental… read more about Art Meets Tech in New Major »

Beginning in Fall 2021, CMAC is offering a new Special Topics course:  Intro to Neuroscience, Physics of Perception and Interactive Computation via Art. The course, which is open to undergraduate and graduate students, will explore the intersection of art and science in fields such as neuroscience, computational neuroscience, and cybernetics. Students will have the opportunity design a work of art of their choice inspired by the science covered in the course.  This could be through drawing, painting, sculpture,… read more about New CMAC Special Topics Course: Intro to Neuroscience, Physics of Perception and Interactive Computation via Art »

The Googlization Of Knowledge (ISS 112) has made the news!  Visit the Duke Chronicle to learn more about this course as well as eight other exciting courses offered throughout Duke. ISS 112 examines information from different angles within the context of social justice, open access to information, and how the Internet and Google affect our lives.  Ethical dilemmas related to social media and data privacy will also be integrated into the course, as well as exploring interesting aspects of the web such as memes and internet… read more about The Googlization Of Knowledge in Duke Chronicle »

Starting in Fall 2021 we will see an expansion of CMAC-related offerings at the undergraduate level: The new Interdepartmental Major and Minor in Computational Media will go live in Fall 2021. This program is co-hosted by the Departments of Art, Art History & Visual Studies and Computer Science, and will include both theoretical and practical elements. We anticipate many of of the students who would have proposed a Program II or student-initiated IDM in related topics will find a home in these new… read more about Undergraduate Offerings in CMAC »

Eight Duke University faculty groups shared updates on the work supported by their 2019 Intellectual Community Planning Grants (ICPG). Although many groups’ plans were affected by the COVID-19 pandemic, they logged a number of accomplishments and intend to further their collaborations. Big Data and Social Interactions Jillian Grennan (lead), Chris Bail, Ines Black, Ofer Eldar, Sarah Gaither, Sharique Hasan, Rachel Kranton, David Robinson The group held a kick-off event featuring Amir Goldberg of… read more about From Marine Medicine to the Economics of Education, Faculty Build New Collaborations »

CMAC PhD Candidate Özgün Eylül İşcen's chapter '"Once Upon a Time in Anagolia": The Enfolding-Unfolding Aesthetics of Confronting the Past in Turkey." Published in Animals, Plants, and Landscapes: An Ecology of Turkish Literature and Film now available from Routledge. read more about CMAC PhD Candidate Özgün Eylül İşcen Published »

Edited by Kathy A. Perkins, Sandra L. Richards, Renée Alexander Craft, Thomas F. DeFrantz The Routledge Companion to African American Theatre and Performance is an outstanding collection of specially written essays that charts the emergence, development, and diversity of African American Theatre and Performance—from the nineteenth-century African Grove Theatre to Afrofuturism. Alongside chapters from scholars are contributions from theatre makers, including producers, theatre managers, choreographers, directors,… read more about The Routledge Companion to African American Theatre and Performance »

New York Times review of Netta Yerushalmy's "Paramodernities," including CMAC Graduate Faculty Tommy DeFrantz. For Full Article: read more about NY Times "Review: In 'Paramodernities,' Words and Dance Do Battle. The Audience Wins." »

Providing a venue for the scholarly study of gaming, Trinity College of Arts & Sciences recently refurbished a classroom in the Link to create a new Game Lab. Link Classroom 6 is now decked out with popular gaming consoles — from Microsoft Xbox to Sony PlayStation to Nintendo Switch — as well as a growing collection of board and card games, and several high-end computers and monitors to give those using the facility an immersive gaming experience. But this experience is designed to go far beyond simply playing games.… read more about Let the Games Begin: Trinity Opens Lab to Study Game Development & Culture »

CMAC Faculty Tommy DeFrantz reviewed by NY Times' Brian Seibert. For Full Article: read more about NY Times "Review: A Mumbling Tribute to Dancers' Misalignment" »

Duke University has received a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities for our Summer 2018 Institute for Advanced Topics in Digital Humanities, HT-256969 Virtual and Augmented Reality for the Digital Humanities Institute (V/AR-DHI). PI: VIctoria Szabo, Art, Art History & Visual Studies and Information Science + Studies Co-PI: Philip Stern, History July 23-August 3, 2018 Duke University V/AR-DHI consists of a two-week summer institute for up to 12 participants to take… read more about Institute for Virtual and Augmented Reality for the Digital Humanities »

How is humanities and social science knowledge impacted by the introduction of three-dimensional visualization technologies? While 3D visualization may seem far removed from the everyday work of scholars in the social sciences and humanities, it has great potential to change how we conduct and communicate our work. [...] Click here for full article:… read more about Knowledge in 3D: How 3D data visualization is reshaping our world »

Rebecca Uliasz on Audio-visual Art, Artificial Intelligence and Community Interview - May 2018 I first met Rebecca in 2016 when I took a flash course she led on creating sound reactive visuals at New York University's tech camp in the Interactive Telecommunications Program (ITP). Rebecca (known to most as Becca) (...) Click here for full article: read more about Rebecca Uliasz on Audio-visual Art, Artificial Intelligence and Community » Vulci, i segreti degli Etruschi da svelare: riparte la campagna di scavo Lunedì 4 Giugno 2018 Da oggi fino al 20 luglio al Parco naturalistico e archeologico di Vulci torna il team di studenti e ricercatori della Duke University, per proseguire lo scavo nell'area del Foro occidentale dell'antica città etrusco-romana. Il progetto multidisciplinare "Vulci 3000 Project", coordinato da Maurizio Forte, professore di studi classici e arte,… read more about Vulci, i segreti degli Etruschi da svelare: riparte la campagna di scavo »

CMAC PhD students Quran Karriem and Rebecca Uliasz featured in news article announcing recipients of Duke Incubation Fund. Click here for full article:… read more about 11 Innovative Teams Receive Boost from Duke Incubation Fund »