Robert F. Nideffer

From 2005-2009 Nideffer was Co-Director then Director of the Arts Computation Engineering (ACE) Graduate program. In 1999 he founded the Game Culture and Technology Lab, and in 2005 (some five years after first being proposed... <sigh>) a related academic Concentration in Game Culture and Technology housed between the School of Information and Computer Science, and the School of the Arts. He holds a courtesy appointment in Informatics, and is Affiliated faculty in the Visual Studies Program. Robert has participated in a number of national and international online and offline exhibitions, including the Whitney Biennial (2002) and the Biennale of Electronic Arts (2002), speaking engagements and panels for a variety of professional conferences and events. He has raised truckloads of money by capitalizing on the contemporary impulse to digitize and gamify everyday life, and is represented by HTTP and Google, Inc.

MFA in Computer Arts, University of California, Santa Barbara
Ph.D in Sociology (focus on media studies), University of California, Santa Barbara
Digital Media