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.

PICT Archive

a wood engraved table with white plastic 3D models of buildings and animals

Los Luceros Historic Site

Los Luceros Historic Site PICT 2023 As part of the semester-long project and capstone experience for students in Media Arts & Technology, students updated exhibits in the Los Luceros Historic Site. They re-designed the site’s self-guided tour, added videos in the visitors center, developed an interactive Pepper’s Ghost that will be installed in the fireplaces …

Santa Fe Children’s Museum

The PICT 2021 course proudly partnered with the SFCM to create student-designed exhibits and other materials for the Museum focused on giving back to their community with an emphasis on at-risk youth and their families. In addition to exhibits, marketing and branding materials, students also designed and created complimentary educational STEAM (science, technology, engineering, the …

Jemez Historic Site, a large projection across a long curved wall. A wood engraved map on the floor around two shaved wood posts

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