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 2021 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.

The 2021 PICT project is working with the Santa Fe Children’s Museum.

PICT Archive

Jemez Historic Site

Jemez Historic Site, 2019 The PICT students created floor-to-ceiling video projections of historic images and oral histories; developed exhibit panels; chose a new color palette for the site; designed a new trail guide and an activity book; added two interactive touch-screen computer tablets that focus on artifacts and a Jemez event called “Light Among the …

Manhattan Project

PICT 2017 Students created new exhibit components for the Manhattan Project National Park in Los Alamos, NM. Components included graphic design for exhibit panels, 360 video, scent and sound based interactive drawers, and an interactive gallery on a touchscreen.

Coronado Historic Site

PICT 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. View related PICT 2015 projects: Sim Pueblo, Coronado Tour, Kuaua video Check out Coronado website here.

Science of Cities

  PICT 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. The following is a stop motion video was made during PICT 2013 to showcase the museum’s new Makerspace …


PICT 2011 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. nmnaturalhistory.org/emergence

Fashioning New Mexico

PICT 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. Website: online.nmhistorymuseum.org/fashioning