The Creative Research Center is a media and technology lab in the English Department at NMSU, focused on providing a space for design- and arts-based research projects in the humanities, including data visualizations, infographics, interactive media art/installations, soundscapes and sonic ethnography, audiovisual essays, nonfiction media, podcasts, augmented and virtual reality projects, web and app projects, and physical computing projects, as well as a host of other possibilities.
The Center’s guiding mission is to cultivate creative and inquisitive uses of technology and media, through workshops, lectures, and media and technology "clinics." We have equipment, software, and expertise to support a wide range of projects in artistic technology, creative coding, and critical media.
Additionally, the Center produces a wide variety of print, web, and other design materials for Department events, as well as those from other areas in the NMSU community.
The Center maintains several ongoing activities:
The Creative Research Series, The Anti-Oppression Media Clinic, The Imaginative Futures Clinic, and The Digital Humanities Clinic, as well as invited lectures/performances from artists, theorists, and practitioners, and a slate of pedagogy workshops.