MAT 595M Seminar Series

Time: Mondays 12 noon-1:30 pm

Location: Engineering Science Building, room 2001

Administrative Contact: J. Cecilia Wu - mat-seminars (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 2015 Schedule

Spatial Computing: Case Notes From An Untreatable Fixation

April 6, 2015 - 12:00 pm to 1:30 pm

Speaker: John Underkoffler
CEO and co-founder of Oblong Industries

Sculpting The Spectrum: a Traverse Across Media Practices

April 13, 2015 - 12:00 pm to 1:30 pm

Speaker: Matthew Biederman

Zero to Sixty

April 20, 2015 - 12:00 pm to 1:30 pm

Speaker: Reza Ali
MAT alumni, San Francisco based media artist

Creative Visualizations of Complex Data

April 27, 2015 - 12:00 pm to 1:30 pm

Speaker: Angus Forbes
Assistant professor in the Department of Computer Science at University of Illinois at Chicago

Realizing the Promise of Digital Photography

May 11, 2015 - 12:00 pm to 1:30 pm

Speaker: Paul Hubel
Senior Image Scientist at Apple

Spectral Modulator – the Problem of Articulating Duration with Light

May 28, 2015 - 5:00 pm to 6:30 pm

Speaker: Edward Zajec
Prof. Emeritus of Computer Art, Syracuse University New York


June 1, 2015 - 12:00 pm to 1:30 pm

Speaker: Jurij Krpan
Senior curator at the Kapelica Gallery – Gallery for Contemporary Investigative Arts