Cultural Informatics

Our society is being transformed by computing and information technologies in ways that were hardly envisioned just two decades ago. Computing, information and communications technologies, digital media, computer graphics and music, and various narrative styles are creating new art forms. Led by Michael Ross, Director of the Krannert Center for the Performing Arts, researchers involved in the Cultural Informatics initiative will explore the many creative applications of these digital technologies. The project will apply information science and technology to new aesthetic works, public engagement, formal and informal education, the performing arts, museum and other exhibition venues, and design strategies that affect society.