The exhibit features the work of four of CMAC’s artist-researchers and doctoral students, Kate Alexandrite, Kelsey Brod, Hugo Idarraga Franco and Sang Chi Liu, as well as artistic collaborator Becky Alexander.   Open GalleryJanuary 12th – 20thRubenstein Arts Center, Rm 235 (2nd floor) Closing ReceptionJanuary 19th, 5pm – 8pm, Rubenstein Arts Center, 1st floor read more about CMAC Art Exhibit: Playing at the Planck Length »

Keller Easterling, Professor of Architecture, Yale University Thursday, April 21, 2022  11:30AM - 1:00PM Virtual Event -- Registration:–urD4iH9AKAcqbEqWDUhScEz021jIl Keller Easterling is an American architect, urbanist, writer, and professor of architecture at Yale School of Architecture, an appointment she has held since 1998. She has lectured widely throughout the United States and internationally, and has published articles in journals of… read more about CMAC Lecture: Medium Design »

Lauren Lee McCarthy, Associate Professor of Design Media Arts, UCLA Friday, April 15, 2022  3:00PM - 4:15PM Virtual Event -- Registration: What Do You Want Me to Say? You can say turn off the lights. You can say wake me up at 7am. You can say talk to me. I am captivated by the ways we are taught to interact with algorithms, and how this shapes the way we interact with each other. Central… read more about CMAC Lecture: What Do you Want Me to Say? »

CMAC Speaker Series: Improvisational Infrastructures April 8, 2022 Lecture and panel   Lecture:  3pm – 4pmDenise Ferreira da Silva, Professor and Director of the Institute for Gender, Race, Sexuality and Social Justice, University of British Columbia, Vancouver Panel:  4pm – 5pm Luciana Parisi, Professor of Literature, Duke UniversityJoseph Winters, Associate Professor of Religious Studies and African and African American Studies, Duke University Denise Ferreira da Silva… read more about CMAC Lecture: Denise Ferreira da Silva, PhD »

Alexander G. Weheliye, PhDThursday, March 17th, 2022 4:30 – 6:00 PMFranklin Humanities Institute, Ahmadieh Family Lecture Hall (Bay 4, C105) Good Days: R&B Music and Critical Fabulation in the Now As a genre with complex aesthetic and political parameters as well historical lineages and sedimentations, contemporary R&B sonically chronicles and theorizes the beautiful and communicative fluctuating contours of Black interior life,… read more about CMAC Lecture: R&B Music and Critical Fabulation in the Now »

Rubenstein Arts Center Gallery, Rm. 235 Artist Talk:  Feb. 24, 2022 @ 3pm, with respondents Brittany J. Green and Thea Ballard Opening Reception:  Feb. 25, 2022, 5pm - 8pm Latency is a term used in computing to describe the temporal delay between the transfer of data between sender and receiver. With ever advancing innovations in network speed, from fiber optic cables to 5G, the technological drive to minimize latency is palpable in our lives, shaping our experience of connectivity across society with… read more about CMAC Student Exhibit: Latency »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »