ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR; VICE CHAIR, PRODUCTION/DIRECTING
Associate Professor Fabian Wagmister is the head of the Production Program in the Department of Film, Television and Digital Media at the UCLA School of Theater, Film and Television. He is also the founding director of the Center for Research in Engineering, Media and Performance (REMAP).
Professor Wagmister’s current work focuses on alternative technological modes for collective creativity. He collaborates with diverse communities to generate reflexive media systems emphasizing cultural and locative specificity. In this context technology and culture converge into a performative social practice of investigation and expression.
He has focused much of his recent work at UCLA TFT on interpretive media systems for the Los Angeles State Historic Park (LASHP) and the surrounding neighborhoods. In collaboration with the California Department of State Parks and Recreation, Professor Wagmister has created the Interpretive Media Laboratory @ LASHP (IMLab).
Other recent projects include the mobile augmented reality application Skyline Traces (2012), the interactive installation Memoria Barrial (2012), and the neighborhood-scale expressive environment Navilandia Al Sur (2012).
Professor Wagmister and his REMAP/IMLab teams are currently busy developing an immersive interpretive media environment for the new Welcome Center at the Los Angeles State Historic Park to be inaugurated in early 2015.
Professor Wagmister received his bachelor of arts degree in theater arts from UC Santa Cruz and his MFA in film directing from the UCLA School of Theater, Film and Television.
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