C2 – the Creative Consilience of computing and the arts at Yale—explores the linking of computer science and information technology with creativity and artistic achievement. It employs rigorous, formal methods to analyze artistically motivated problems and enhance understanding of traditional artistic endeavors. It promotes digital technologies as tools of artistic expression. It also informs new computational algorithms and information systems with creative approaches and novel insights. The goal of the initiative is to add a new component to Yale’s leadership in the arts and provide new opportunities in computer science education and research that are currently unavailable elsewhere.