Joann Kuchera-Morin

Joann Kuchera-Morin

JoAnn Kuchera-Morin is Director and inventor of the one-of-a-kind Allosphere Research Facility at the University of California at Santa Barbara, where she is also Professor of Media Arts and Technology and Professor of Music. JoAnn Kuchera-Morin is a composer and researcher in multi-modal media systems, content and facilities design. The Allosphere, completed in 2007 in the California NanoSystems Institute (Elings Hall) at the University of California, Santa Barbara, is the culmination of Professor Kuchera-Morin’s research efforts.

Earlier Professor Kuchera-Morin created, built, and designed UC Santa Barbara’s Center for Research in Electronic Art Technology (CREATE), and has been the Center’s Director since its inception in 1986. 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. Dr. Kuchera-Morin was Chief Scientist of the Program from 1998 to 2003.