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Noah Wardrip-Fruin

Noah Wardrip-Fruin is an Associate Professor at UC Santa Cruz and the author of Expressive Processing: Digital Fictions, Computer Games, and Software Studies.

Faculty Job in Games Research at UCSC

I’m pleased to announce that the newly-formed Computational Media department at UC Santa Cruz is advertising an open-rank faculty position in interdisciplinary computer games research. As the official job flier puts it, our ideal candidate is someone “connecting novel technology research with practices of design and/or interpretation.” I’m excited by the great community we’re building […]

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GDC 2014: U.S. National Investment in the Future of Games?

At the just-concluded 2014 Game Developers Conference I organized and spoke in a session titled, “U.S. National Investment in the Future of Games?” I was joined by William S. Bainbridge (Program Director for the National Science Foundation), Elaine Raybourn (Principal Member of the Technical Staff in Cognitive Systems at Sandia National Laboratories, on assignment from […]

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GDC 2014: Game Grants for Scholars, Librarians, and Artists

This week at GDC I gave a talk as part of the session “Federal Opportunities for Game Faculty and Students.” I was joined by William Bainbridge (Program Director, National Science Foundation) and Jason Rhody (Senior Program Officer, Office of Digital Humanities, National Endowment for the Humanities). My presentation focused on my experiences as a Principle […]

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New Publication: “Envisioning the Future of Computational Media” (Media Systems)

Today we are publishing the final report of the Media Systems project — including a set of 12 key recommendations for building the future of computational media. This report is the result of bringing more than 40 field leaders together for a meeting made possible by an unprecedented set of organizations: the U.S. National Science […]

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March 3rd Deadline: Intelligent Narrative Technologies @ ELO

(int)7 — INTELLIGENT NARRATIVE TECHNOLOGIES SEVEN Call for Participation http://int7.westphal.drexel.edu/ KEY DATES: • (int)7 Submission deadline: March 3, 2014 • Workshop: June 17-18, 2014, Milwaukee, WI (int)7 & ELO registration information is now available: http://conference.eliterature.org/conference-registration The Intelligent Narrative Technologies (INT) workshop series aims to advance research in artificial intelligence for the computational understanding, expression, and […]

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Janet Kolodner on “Cyberlearning: Transforming Education” (Media Systems)

What can transform a field? Janet Kolodner argues, in her talk for the Media Systems gathering, that individual projects are not enough. But programs do potentially offer a route to transformation — by being larger, integrative efforts. Her talk begins by providing an insider’s discussion of a program with the potential for transforming the field: […]

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