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Presentations, Publications & Honors (June/July, 2013)

We are pleased to announce that CM&BHC faculty, students and alumni have been very productive and recognized for their efforts through the following activities: For SIGGRAPH 2013, CM&BHC is showcasing  Skyfarer: A Mixed Reality Shoulder Exercise Game (with bonus Studio Talk [1]) at Emerging Technologies. Erin Reynolds ’13 is presenting a poster for NeverMind and is an ACM Student Research Semi-Finalist. Xuan Li ’13 gave an interview with GameScenes.org on his MFA thesis project, Blowing Blues. Jason Mathias won The People’s Choice Award at the…

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NEWS: Nevermind heads to Games for Change (June 17-19, 2013)

Congrats to Erin Reynolds and her team for being a finalist for Games for Change for Nevermind!

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MFA Thesis Shows 2013 (May 9-16, 2013)

Join us at the annual MFA thesis exhibition of projects by the Interactive Media & Games Division at the USC School of Cinematic Arts. CM&BHC mentees Yasaman Hashemian, Xuan Li, Ying Hsin (Lily) Chou and Jason Mathias will be presenting their work. For more information, visit http://interactive.usc.edu/thesis2013/

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Social gaming promotes healthy behavior, new USC research finds (4/18/2013)

By Suzanne Wu April 18, 2013 Adding social gaming elements to a behavior tracking program led people to exercise more frequently and helped them decrease their body-mass index, according to new research from the USC School of Cinematic Arts, the Keck School of Medicine of USC, the USC School of Social Work and the University at Buffalo, the State University of New York (SUNY). The project was funded by a...
Screenshot from BLOWING BLUES by Xuan Li | A cloud of negative emotion words surrounds and enters the brain object. The ring and brain world objects merge, becoming an “emotion virus” -- the game mind world's enemies”. (Image by Xuan Li)

A New Generation of Cognitive Neurotherapeutics (3/31/2013)

The Second Annual Conference of the Entertainment Software and Cognitive Neurotherapeutics Society (ESCONS) was hosted by the USC School of Cinematic Arts on March 15-17, 2013 in Los Angeles, CA. We are proud to report that CM&BHC students and alumni were omnipresent at this venue, which was attended by over 230 people from academia, industry and government. MFA candidate Xuan Li, won Best Software Demo for his thesis project, Blowing Blues, an interactive…