The Brown Arts Initiative is built on a philosophy that integrates arts research and inquiry with experimentation and practice, leading to new forms of knowledge and new ways of thinking. The BAI supports innovation by fostering interdisciplinary approaches that advance cultural, scholarly and scientific discourse.
Drawing on Brown’s historic strengths, the BAI has a strong programmatic and research emphasis on experimental media. It fosters innovation through the intersection of arts, sciences and digital technologies, as well as international connections through media practices and inquiry. To support this program, the Granoff Center for the Creative Arts Physical Media Lab, in conjunction with other University resources, such as the Brown Design Workshop, enables research in and production of sensors, tangible interfaces, robotics, and physical computing.
This part of the BAI website provides links to research projects and working groups, as well as to software and hardware tools designed at Brown for interactive performance, electronic writing, installation, new musical instrument design and other media arts.