UC New Media Research Directory
Announcement: Directory of UC New Media Researchers and Programs
December 17th, 2006 under Home Page

The area of “new media studies” has recently emerged at the intersection of humanities, arts, social science, and computer science research into digital, networked technologies and their cultural implications. Research fields in this area include humanities computing, digital and network art, electronic literature, critical internet studies, computer-mediated communication, information technology and society, digital textual scholarship, text encoding, human computer interaction (HCI), networking protocols, data mining, data visualization, GIS, game studies, and others. New media studies also has a reverse time-arrow dimension: “media archaeology,” or the study of earlier media (oral, manuscript, print, early industrial) from a postindustrial media perspective.

The UC New Media Directory provides a guide to new media researchers and programs in the University of California system, which has invested strategically in this area. (This site is currently under construction. It is managed by the Transliteracies Project, a UC Multi-campus Research Group.)

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[ # 9 ] Comment from Alan Liu [February 19, 2007, 1:47 am]

Thanks for visiting the UC New Media directory, which is under construction and still recruiting listings from University of California faculty, graduate students, and research staff on an opt-in basis. (See Request for Listing.)

[ # 10 ] Comment from Garnet Hertz [March 1, 2007, 10:07 pm]

This looks great… keep it up.

If you’re looking for folks to add to this listing, you might find some folks via http://ucdarnet.org/

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