Corwin Chair Series Lecture: JoAnn Kuchera-Morin

Friday, April 9 at 11:00am to 12:30pm

As part of the Corwin Chair Series, composer Dr. JoAnn Kuchera-Morin will give a lecture titled "Using the Creative Process as a Computational Framework for Unfolding Complex Systems" on Friday, April 9, 2021 at 11 am PDT via Zoom. Kuchera-Morin will discuss how we can apply the creative compositional process in building computational languages and computational platforms in order to represent very complex information through our senses, namely visual, audio, and interactive representations. This will facilitate using a distributed computational system such as the AlloSphere instrument and a visual/audio/interactive computational language—AlloLib—a language created for the interactive representation of complex information in many fields of research. This will allow scientists, engineers and researchers in other fields to work with their information perceptually and intuitively, as well as technically, the way that artists do.


Zoom link:

Meeting ID: 841 2398 4807

Passcode: no passcode required


About the Composer

Dr. JoAnn Kuchera-Morin, Composer, Director, and Chief Scientist of the AlloSphere Research Facility (, is Professor of Media Arts and Technology and Music at the University of California, Santa Barbara. Her research focuses on creative computational systems, multi-modal media content, and facilities design. Her years of experience in digital media research led to the creation of a multi-million dollar sponsored research program for the University of California—the Digital Media Innovation Program. The culmination of her creativity and research is the AlloSphere, a 30-foot diameter, 3-story high metal sphere inside an echo-free cube, designed for immersive, interactive scientific and artistic investigation of multi-dimensional data sets.

Event Type

Lectures & Presentations

Target Audience

Alumni, Graduate Students, Prospective Students, Undergraduate Students, Faculty & Staff, General Public


Arts & Culture, Music


Live Music


music, computer music, allosphere






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