who are we?



Sarah Frost is a graduate student in the Computational Media department at the University of California, Santa Cruz and is a member of the Creative Coding lab. Her research interests include the use of new media in museums and the use of data visualization in social science research. Before beginning her graduate work, she worked for the National Museum of the American Indian in Washington, D.C. as the project manager for the museum’s Google Cultural Institute account. She worked with curators and Googlers to create new content and designed social media content for the museum. She is passionate about creating responsive, intuitive technological projects. She is a proponent of using technology for arts and humanities-based projects. Her work can be viewed at sarahfrost.org



Manu Mathew Thomas is a graduate student in the Computational Media department at the University of California, Santa Cruz. He works in the Creative Coding lab exploring deep learning techniques for creative applications. His research interest includes interpretability of deep learning models for computer graphics, ray tracing, real-time rendering and visualization. Before joining the Ph.D program, Manu worked at Intel’s advanced graphics research group doing deep learning based ray tracing research. Manu has a Masters of Science from the University of Illinois at Chicago where he worked in the Electronic Visualization Lab (EVL) on several visualization projects.