Since the founding of the College of Arts + Architecture, d-Arts has become a lively venue for collaborative, multi-disciplinary activity across the College. D-Arts projects fall into four primary categories: digital fabrication, urban visualization, responsive environments, and performance, with a focus on fostering collaboration between disciplines. D-Arts was originally called the Digital Design Center and was founded by Professor of Architecture Eric Sauda; today D-Arts is co-directed by Associate Professor of Architecture Chris Beokrem and Professor of Art (Digital Media) Heather D. Freeman.
The mission of the Digital Arts Center of the CoA+A is to create transformative uses of digital technology in the arts.
- To provide a venue for the exchange of ideas .
- To encourage interdisciplinary effort within the CoA+A.
- To foster collaboration with other disciplines in the University and from across the community.
- To encourage the emergence of new forms through material research