Our project seeks to catalyze major progress in how we create and understand the computational systems that drive interactive media. We will begin by convening a set of field leaders who have been working across the boundaries of media-focused computer science, the digital humanities, and the digital arts. This is supported by an unprecedented group of partners: the National Science Foundation, National Endowment for the Humanities, National Endowment for the Arts, and both Microsoft Research and Microsoft Studios.
Our meeting will take place August 26th through 29th of 2012 on the campus of UC Santa Cruz, hosted by the Center for Games and Playable Media in collaboration with the Institute for Humanities Research. The hashtag is #mediasystems