art + technology

Named after the part of the brain that bridges creativity and logic, we were founded as an organization for creative expression of technology. Every semester, we invite polymathic engineers, designers, artists, and thinkers to work together to come up with amazing projects, uninhibited by thematic constraints.

Project: face-melting

reincarnating wax sculpture

Fall 2014

3D scans of artists' heads were taken to 3D print transparent molds. A continously rotating heat gun melts wax into the molds, and when complete, the resulting sculpture is recycled, and melted into the mold again.

Projects have been video games, light sculptures, intelligent skateboards, generative art, virtual reality, and robots. Our members learn skills and build these projects to present to faculty, industry vets, and peers at the end of every semester. Many of our members have been hired off of the skills they cultivated with us.

learn through doing

Every semester, our members learn amazing things like how to make a virtual reality app or use hydrochromic paint. We have a culture of learning through creating and sharing our knowledge with each other. At weekly hangouts called Toybox, members have access to our gadgets and art supplies, and teach each other skills.

Project: brain

large dome installation

Fall 2015

This large structure served as the entryway to one of our exhibitions. Lasers distorted by mirrors and smoke richocheted around the dome, representing neural transmissions of the corpus callosum.

Applications are due 1/23

We're looking for dedicated people that enjoy learning new things and being creative. Fill out our short application at (link).

Contact us here: callosum [at] usc [dot] edu