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Computational Media

Mission Statement
The Computational Media Department (CM) engages in boundary-pushing research and education that integrates technical, interpretive, and design work to create human-centered media that address complex problems for societal impact. 

These are the core values we hold, which form the foundation on which we perform work and conduct ourselves as scholars, researchers, and members of communities:
• Impactful: We create media, experiences and ways of understanding that have an impact in the world we live in. 
• Socially responsible: We actively perform research and education that benefit society at large and advance social goals.
• Open: We embrace diverse ideas, disciplines, approaches, concepts, and methods in our work and community.
• Boundary-pushing: We are forward facing while being reflective of the past. 
• Collegial: We engage in partnership across our communities in a respectful manner. 
• Address “messy” problems: We are unafraid of handling real-world problems that are naturally messy. 

CM hosts the Expressive Intelligence Studio, Social and Emotional Technology Lab, Assistive Sociotechnical Systems for Individuals with Special needs, Creative Coding Lab, Alternative Learning Technologies and Games Lab, Human-Computer Interaction Lab, Human-Robot Interaction Lab, Tech4Good Lab, Augmented Design Lab, Software Introspection Lab, and the Design Reasoning Lab.

CM also hosts the Center for Computational Experiences, a cross-disciplinary center that is home to games and HCI researchers across UC Santa Cruz. 

Contact Us
For questions/comments regarding the undergraduate program: cm-ugrad@soe.ucsc.edu
For questions/comments regarding the graduate program: cm-grad@soe.ucsc.edu
For general questions about the Computational Media department: cm-questions@soe.ucsc.edu

News

Professor Leila Takayama discusses Human-Robot Interaction

Techno-Slugs Reach Across Monterey Bay

On June 21, 2019 UC Santa Cruz Baskin School of Engineering professors Leila Takayama (computational media) and Dejan Milutinovic (electrical and computer engineering) spoke at the inaugural Monterey Bay Drone Automation & Robotics Technology (DART) Symposium. The symposium featured an unusual... Read More

The iGEM team poses with their awards

Standout Slugs! Congratulations to this year’s Dean’s and Chancellor’s award winners

At a celebratory luncheon on June 5th, Dean Alexander Wolf honored the Dean’s and Chancellor’s Award winners. These awards recognize exceptional achievement in research projects or other creative activities. Chancellor’s Awards (Spring 2019) From the Dean’s Award recipient list, the Chancellor’s... Read More

Professor David T. Lee

Professor David Lee's paper recognized at the Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI)

UC Santa Cruz Baskin School of Engineering Computational media Professor David T. Lee took home an honorable mention from this year’s Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI) for his paper "Causeway: Scaling Situated Learning with Micro-Role Hierarchies." Co-authors Emily S. Hamedian... Read More

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