03/28/2016 IAS faculty member micha cárdenas is the director of the new Poetic Operations Collaborative (POC) lab at the University of Washington Bothell. Including both graduate and undergraduate researchers, POC focuses on applying technological creativity to social justice issues. M.A. in Cultural Studies student Josefina Garcia-Turner and Interactive Media Design student Kate Song work as Research Assistants in the lab. Current projects use arts-based research practice to develop new technologies focused on safety for marginalized communities.