I'm César Torres, a 3rd year PhD student in the Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences Department at UC Berkeley and you have stumbled upon the site where I post my latest projects and experiments. I am currently advised by computer-scientist-artist Eric Paulos and am part of the Hybrid Ecologies Lab. My current research projects explore digital fabrication technologies as exciting, critical new media. You can find me in the Berkeley Institute of Design in 360 Hearst Memorial Mining Building.
I received my BS in Computer Science and BA in Art Practice from Stanford University in 2013 where I conducted research with the Stanford HCI Group and was advised by Scott Klemmer and Ranjitha Kumar in the CS Department, and Gail Wight in the Art and Art History Department.
At Berkeley, I am a graduate representative for the Berkeley Center for New Media executive committee and the coordinator of the weekly Berkeley Institute of Design Seminar Series. Email me if you'd like to present. This year, I am also an Interactivity co-chair for CHI'16 in San Jose.
So, let's talk media. Send me a note at cearto (at) berkeley (dot) edu!
|Presented and demo'd HapticPrint at UIST 2015!||Charlotte, NC||November 11|
|Finished the book design and cover design for the 1st edition of Elvira Prieto's latest masterpiece: An (Im)possible Life: Poesia y Testimonio in the Borderlands.||Stanford, CA||October 12|
|Said goodbye to my research compadre Tim Campbell||Oakland, CA||September 15|
|Started TA-ing CS160, Berkeley's Intro to Human-Computer Interaction.||San Francisco||August 24|
|Finished a fruitful internship at Adobe Research!||San Francisco||August 23|
|HapticPrint was accepted to UIST 2015!||Charlotte, NC||July 24|
|Presenting MetaMorphe at the Creativity and Cognition Conference '15!||Glasgow, Scotland, U.K.||June 21-25|
|Starting my internship at Adobe Research! @WillLi||San Francisco, CA||May 26|
|Bay Area MakerFaire||San Mateo, CA||May 15|
|MetaMorphe accepted to the Creativity and Cognition Conference '15!||Glasgow, UK||March 26|
|Presenting Fl.UI.s Note at TEI'15||Stanford, CA||January 15-19|
|SWARM Lab Retreat||Napa Valley, CA||January 14|
|Excited to be teaching the CS Scholars Seminar! #diversityincs||Berkeley, CA||Spring 2015|
|Selected as a ARC Fellow||Berkeley, CA||January 12|
|SV'ing at the Designing Interactive Systems (DIS) Conference||Vancouver, BC, Canada||June 22-26|
|Design Automation Conference||San Franscisco, CA||June 3-5|
| Demoing FlUIs @Solid 2014
|San Franscisco, CA||May 21-22, 2014|
|Robots and New Media Symposium||CITRIS @ UC Berkeley||Apr 4, 2014|
|Awarded the NSF GRFP ! :)||Apr 1, 2014|
|Google DevArt Meetup||San Francisco, CA||Mar 10, 2014|
|BiD Seminar - Lightning Talk||Berkeley, CA||Mar 4, 2014|
|EECS Annual Research Symposium (UCB)||Berkeley, CA||Feb 13, 2014|
|BSN Deep Dive||Bodega Bay, CA||Feb 7-8, 2014|
|Joined the Designated Emphasis in New Media program||BCNM||Nov 20, 2013|
|Codame Art and Technology Festival||San Francisco, CA||Nov 2, 2013|
|CITRIS Poster Presentation||Berkeley, CA||Oct 2, 2013|
|GEM Conference 2013||San Juan, Puerto Rico||Aug 7 - Aug 9, 2013|