PICT: The Program for Interactive Cultural Technology is a full-semester, 16-week, immersive academic and hands-on program designed to prepare students for careers as multimedia professionals in museums, cultural organizations, and exhibition design businesses. PICT students help create a professional exhibition for an elite institution and participate in professional internships.

The next Program in Interactive Cultural Technology (PICT) will happen spring semester 2019 and is open to upper division undergraduate and graduate students by application.  Students who successfully complete the course will be eligible for paid internships in the summer.

In Spring 2017,  Students created new exhibit components for the Manhattan Project National Park in Los Alamos, NM.

Santa Fe New Mexican article , Los Alamos Monitor article, US News article

PICT History


2015 - Professors Miriam Langer, Kerry Loewen, and David Mendez  guided students through the redesign of the Coronado Visitor’s Center in an intensive six-credit program. Students put in long hours collaborating with others to achieve professional level results. Check out Coronado site here.

2013 – PICT was once again conducted in partnership with the Santa Fe Institute, with funding provided by the Delle Foundation. PICT students created the exhibit The Science of Cities for the Santa Fe Children’s Museum.

2011 – PICT students created the exhibit Emergence: A New View of Life’s Origins for the New Mexico Museum of Natural History and Science in Albuquerque. The exhibition, which is still on view at the museum, showcases emerging research conducted by scientists from the Santa Fe Institute. link to nmnaturalhistory.org/emergence

2009 – The first cohort of PICT students produced multimedia, interactive, and hands-on components for Fashioning New Mexico, the inaugural exhibition of the New Mexico History Museum in Santa Fe. Its grand opening was in May of 2009. online.nmhistorymuseum.org/fashioning