Who We Are
We practice radical diversity within the lab by intentionally recruiting talented students from underrepresented groups while also seeking out partners and projects that reflect and embrace our diversity. We provide a relational work environment that focuses less on the transactional and more on validating each person's experience. Fostering an environment of respect allows our team to trust eachother in the creative process and thus take risks that lead to innovation.
The Lab serves as a real-world and virtual hub for collaboration in research partnerships, student projects, educational innovation and entrepreneurial opportunities. This is a dynamic environment where design, creative art, narrative, science and education converge. The Lab focuses on research and development of interactive technology and provides a venue for undergraduate and graduate students to work together with faculty and industry professionals. By acting as an incubator for student projects, the Lab enhances learning and prepares students to succeed in the 21st century workplace.
Game - Themed Research Group: Learn Programming by building Games
Artists, designers, audio engineers, and project managers from the DFL partnered with senior CSS students to create curriculum materials for beginning programming classes. As the project progressed we sought outside funding to develop some of the title for commercial production. This joint research project allowed us to refine our team dynmics and production process.
Our Student Publishing Website: The Next
Published in 2013,The Next is a student-powered technology, science, and creative arts blog created by the Digital Future Lab. Through a variety of archives, we explore digital experiences of all kinds and pull our inspiration from entertainment games, visual and performing arts, the sciences, gender and cultural studies, and education. The Next fosters a community where students can openly share their perspective on various aspects of our digital lives. If you want to publish an article, review, editorial, podcast, or any form of expressive content, contact our editorial staff at email@example.com. The Next is currently on hideous as we concertrate our efforts in other directions however there is still wonderful content available for your viewing pleasure.
Check out what we've published at www.uwbnext.com.