Jeff Burke is Assistant Dean for Technology and Innovation at the UCLA School of Theater, Film and Television (TFT), where he has been a faculty member since 2001. In 2004, he co-founded the UCLA Center for Research in Engineering, Media and Performance (REMAP), a joint effort of TFT and the UCLA Henry Samueli School of Engineering and Applied Science that explores new enriching cultural forms and empowering social situations enabled by the thoughtful interweaving of engineering, the arts and community development. He has produced, managed, programmed and designed experimental performances, short films, and new genre art installations for almost two decades. His work has been supported by the NSF and NEA, Intel, Cisco, Google, Trust for Mutual Understanding and the MacArthur Foundation, among others.
The process of creating two works, as part of the UCLA School of Theater, Film and Television’s participation in Google's Glass Creative Collective, that use audience's and actors' locations, identities, and choices as pivotal elements of their storytelling structures and investigating the simultaneous processes of dramatic writing/devising and writing code.