The Computational Media track emphasizes the affordances, and critique of, the technologies themselves in the context of cultural analytics and new media forms of expression. Computational Media topics include the manufacture and dissemination of humanities data and its expression, the social and ethical considerations of digital cultural heritage interventions, and the aesthetic and rhetorical value of computational media forms. The ideal candidate for the Computational Media and Culture track seeks deeper understanding of the intersection of quantitative and qualitative modes of historical and cultural research, is actively engaged with hands-on computational media production, and is interested in productive cross-overs between arts and sciences communities. This MA track prepares students for further graduate study in digital humanities and computational media and for training for jobs in media, design, advertising, and technical industries, among others.Students interested in this program should apply to the MA in Historical and Cultural Visualization through the Duke Graduate School. Applications will be vetted by a committee comprised of AAHVS Faculty and the Lab Directors, who will select students based on their qualifications and on the Lab’s ability to take on new students in a given year. Applications for Fall 2016 admission are due on March 31, 2016.