A Call for Proposals is currently out for our final residency! Applications due by August 20th, 2018.
Immersive Scholar Creative Residents
Radmila Sazdanović, Assistant Professor of Mathematics
Dr. Radmila Sazdanović will embed with NCSU Libraries for six weeks in late summer 2018, adapting her research and art practice of open source tessellations for display on large screen environments, and develop a plan for adapting Tess features for interactive display.
Liss LaFleur, Artist and Assistant Professor
Alongside students and a library-based collaborative team, Liss will create a collection of digital stained glass inspired video panels that illuminate current social trends surrounding sexual assault, using the #METOO campaign to gather data in the United States. Liss' works and exhibitions are on her website.
Lucas Swick, Generative Artist
Lucas will develop 3-5 generative art concepts inspired by nature and related to the story of deep importance to the local NCSU/Raleigh community - food and housing (in)security for students. Each concept will use data as inputs, in consultation with NCSU's Dr. Mary Haskett, that affect the visualization, generating an endless series of slowly evolving visuals. Get to know Lucas through his website.
Emil Polyak, Assistant Professor of Art+Design
Emil proposes to utilize machine learning to interpret the meaning of “disappointment”, implementing appropriate design elements in the artwork as users interact with it through their mobile device. He seeks to explore "ambiguity as a resource in design and how to translate it." Emil's publications and creative work are online at polyzaar.com.
Caitlin & Misha, Artists
Caitlin Foley & Misha Rabinovich will develop an artistic visualization exploring intersections of the human experience and Earth's changing waterscape. People are mostly water, but the melting ice caps threaten our existence. Harnessing the elemental force requires a balancing act. Water is thus a powerful symbol. For this work, Caitlin & Misha are harnessing USGS groundwater data and will be immersed at NCSU for six weeks in the Spring of 2019. Get to know Caitlin Foley at caitlinfoley.net and Misha Rabinovich at misharabinovich.com