Launch of New Digital Media Lab

May 10, 2022

On Friday, May 6, the department gathered together to celebrate the launch of our new Digital Media Lab.

The Digital Media Lab is the result of an initiative by a group of English faculty members whose students were increasingly interested in using multimedia resources in their scholarly work, according to department chair Ursula Heise, who is also the Marcia H. Howard Chair in Literary Studies and director of UCLA’s Laboratory for Environmental Narrative Strategies.

“[The lab] is not only about the creation of digital works, or research on digital works,” Heise said. “We’re also envisioning video works — which, of course, are digital in format these days — and audio. Podcasts obviously have become a super popular and effective means of communicating about a lot of things, and an important area of narrative creation.”

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