Computational Media

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.
Leadership
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People in Computational Media at UCSC

Meet the leadership in the Computational Media Department.

Research
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Computational Media Research at UCSC

Learn about the research being conducted within our department.

Degree Programs
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Computational Media Degree Programs at UCSC

Learn about the Graduate and Undergraduate programs in Computational Media.

News

The top UC Santa Cruz startup teams presented their pitches at the grand finale of the annual IDEA Hub Pitch Contest, hosted by the Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurial Development.
Noted author and Baskin Engineering alumnus Michael Lopp joined Dean Alexander Wolf at this month’s University Forum for a virtual conversation on leadership in the 21st century.