The Center for Research in Computing and the Arts (CRCA) is a multi-disciplinary center that facilitates the invention of new art forms arising from developments in digital technologies, with active research in computer-spatialized audio, rapid-prototyping and 3d fabrication, live performance techniques for computer music and graphics, and interactive networked multimedia. CRCA offers four specialized facilities available for general research and development:
Performative Computing Lab
Studio for integrating the human body into digital media with computer vision, motion capture, and experimental human-computer interfaces.
DeltaSphere-3000 color 3D laser scene digitizer
FlexScan 3d structured light scanner with Leios Mesh Registration and Autosurf software
24 Camera VICON MX 40+ Motion Capture System with Vicon iQ, Blade and Tracker software.
2 Point Grey Dragonfly Express cameras
1 Point Grey Lady Bug camera
Animation workstation with Maya, Motionbuilder
High end projection systems
24 channel analog mixing console
8.1 speaker system
3D Fabrication Lab
Industrial shop for the design and fabrication of objects using rapid-prototyping and industy-grade CNC technologies.
Hurco VM-1 CNC mill
Techno LC “X” CNC router
Dimension SST 1200 3d printer
Z Corp Spectrum Z510 3d color printer
Workstations with Maya, 3D Studio, Solidworks, MasterCAM, Rhino, and RhinoCAM
Full complement of supplementary tools and fixtures.
Spatialized Audio Lab
Dedicated space for development of real-time computer music tools for performance and composition.
26.2 channel Event sound system
Yamaha DM2000 Digital Mixing Console
SSL Audio Converter
Multiple audio interfaces
XGA projector and 7’7” x 10’ perforated screen
Main and supplementary audio workstations
Center for Hybrid Multicore Productivity Research
Heterogeneous computing environment dedicated towards next-generation computation leveraging advances in the latest processor technologies
IBM Z-Series Mainframe
2 Cell IBM Blade Centers
1 Sony Cell Processing system
Training and orientation by CRCA staff is required for access to any of our labs. Fees for facility usage and support are determined on a case-by-case basis, dependent on factors of scale, technical complexity, and level of assistance required.