• UCSD and the Clarke Foundation announce the formation of the Arthur C. Clarke Center for Human Imagination
  • posted on: April 16, 2012
  • Sony and CHMPR recently sponsored CRCA in a series of 3D research activities. Visit this link for more information.
  • posted on: January 23, 2012
  • In early June CRCA Researcher Toshiro Yamada worked with Lecturer Dr. Filippo Fazi in Southampton, UK to design and improve virtual audio rendering techniques for King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST). They used a 22.2 speaker setup at the Institute for Sound and Vibration Research to develop a real-time algorithm and implemented variations that will be tested in the KAUST MPR, Cornea and Audio Dev Room. Dr. Fazi is an expert in acoustics and sound field control using loudspeaker array.

    In addition to this research, Toshiro worked with various KAUST systems and made a number of improvements on Asset Manager. He has also presented a paper with Zachary Seldess of KAUST Vis Lab at the international Conference on New Interfaces for Musical Expression in Oslo, Norway.
  • posted on: July 18, 2011
  • Check out this article that was just published about the CARL System created here in the early 80s.
  • posted on: June 07, 2011
  • Tuesday, May 01, 2012
    CRCA/CME 40th Anniversary Celebration
    Center for Research in Computing and the Arts/Center for Music Experiment's 40th Anniversary Celebration in Atkinson Hall from 11am to 7pm.
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  • Saturday, February 25, 2012
    Immersive Experiences: The Future of Entertainment
    Showcasing the latest developments in immersive technology innovation, this event will cover the latest academic research in immersive environments and the impact of visual effects in this field.

    10AM to 1PM at USC Institute for Creative Technologies

    RSVP here!
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  • Wednesday, February 22, 2012
    LA Re.Play
    LA Re.Play, an Exhibition of Mobile Art in conjunction with Mobile Art: The Aesthetics of Mobile Network Culture in Place Making during the College Arts Association Annual Meeting, Los Angeles

    February 22-29, 2012
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  • Wednesday, February 15, 2012
    CRCA Exchange - Augmenting Interventions
    Featuring CRCA Visiting Researcher: John Craig Freeman

    Wednesday February 15, 6pm - 7pm
    CRCA Performative Computing Lab
    Room 1606, Atkinson Hall
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Miller Puckette
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Miller Puckette obtained a B.S. in Mathematics from MIT (1980) and Ph. D. in Mathematics from Harvard (1986). Puckette was a member of MIT's Media Lab from its inception until 1987, and then a researcher at IRCAM (l'Institut de Recherche et de Coordination Musique/Acoustique, founded by composer and conductor Pierre Boulez). There he wrote the Max program for MacIntosh computers, which was first distributed commercially by Opcode Systems in 1990 and is now available from Cycling74.com . In 1989 Puckette joined IRCAM's "musical workstation" team and put together an enhanced version of Max, called Max/FTS, for the ISPW system, which was commercialized by Ariel, Inc. This system became a widely used platform in computer music research and production facilities. The IRCAM real-time development team has since reimplemented and extended this software under the name jMax, which is distributed free with source code. Puckette joined the Music department of the University of California, San Diego in 1994, and is now Associate Director of the Center for Research in Computing and the Arts (CRCA). He is currently working on a new real-time software system for live musical and multimedia performances called Pure Data ("Pd"), in collaboration with many other artists/researchers/programmers worldwide. Pd is free and runs on Linux, IRIX, and Windows systems. Since 1997 Puckette has also been part of the Global Visual Music project with Mark Danks, Rand Steiger, and Vibeke Sorensen, which has been generously supported by a grant from the Intel Research Council.