MAT 595M Seminar Series

Time: Mondays 5:30-7:00 pm

Location: Engineering Science Building, room 2001

Administrative Contact: Robert Miller - milrober (at)

This is a seminar in media arts and technology. The seminar will consist of talks by experts in various areas of media arts, multimedia systems, media technology, and related areas of research and practice. There will be a mix of speakers, from UCSB and from outside, with a variety of backgrounds, including computer science, engineering, art, and music. Occasionally we will schedule discussion or brainstorming sessions instead of a talk.

All Media Arts and Technology students are strongly encouraged to attend this seminar.

Spring 2014 Schedule

Interrogating Methodologies

March 31, 2014 - 5:30 pm to 6:45 pm

MAT’s location since 2006 in the California NanoSystems Institute surrounded by science research and its unique approach in hybridizing arts and engineering has led to an interest to engage in conversation with scientists about methodologies in interdisciplinary research to envision what may be innovative future hybrid directions in arts-engineering/science.

Eunsu Kang: Inaudible Songs, Invisible Spaces

April 7, 2014 - 5:30 pm to 6:45 pm

Eunsu Kang, Assistant Professor of New Media Art at the University of Akron in Ohio


April 15, 2014 - 5:30 pm to 6:45 pm

Jill Scott, Professor for Research in the Institute Cultural Studies in the Arts, Zurich University of the Arts will speak as part of the Interrogating Methodologies Symposium


April 21, 2014 - 5:30 pm to 6:45 pm

Peter Blasser discusses classic computer music in embedded systems.

An Industry Perspective on Intelligent Audio Technology

April 28, 2014 - 5:30 pm to 6:45 pm

Jay LeBoeuf, Strategic Technology Director of Izotope, Inc., will discuss the challenges of bringing applied research from the lab to the music industry.

Designing the Erbe-Verb: A Reverb for Interactive Performance, Sound Design and Electronic Music

May 5, 2014 - 5:30 pm to 6:45 pm

Tom Erbe discusses the history of delay-based reverb, the needs of electronic music performance, the problems in implementing reverb in an embedded processor, and ideas for further research and design.

Feedback Loops – Building Experiences that Connect with Users

May 12, 2014 - 5:30 pm to 6:45 pm

Christopher Carlson

The Make Noise Story

May 20, 2014 - 5:30 pm to 6:45 pm

Tony Rolando, Founder/President, Make Noise Music

Net Evolution: From 1.0 and 2.0 to Post-Internet and the New Aesthetic

June 2, 2014 - 5:30 pm to 6:45 pm

Christiane Paul, Associate Prof., The New School, New York, NY