The Department of Visual, Media, and Performing Arts‘ SkypeOnArt will continue its spring season on Monday, March 2, with a presentation by Ryan Hoover, an interdisciplinary artist and researcher actively addressing the impact of emerging technologies on our more-than-human world.

Often operating at the intersection of digital and biological systems, Hoover develops software, hardware, and biomaterials to create novel solutions to contemporary issues and open new understandings of our shared future. He works with scientists, engineers, and activists in a collaborative practice driven by creativity, supported by shared knowledge, and motivated by ethical concerns for our present and future. He teaches digital and biological fabrication at the Maryland Institute College of Art, and is a member of the board at the Baltimore Under Ground Science Space. Hoover is the lead developer of Xylinus, a tool for novel control of 3D printers, integrated into the Rhino/Grasshopper CAD platform, with users ranging from craftspeople working in clay to researchers bioprinting cells. His work is exhibited, downloaded, and put to use in galleries, labs, and studios around the world. 

SkypeOnArt begins at 11:30 a.m. in Fine Arts Building, Room 109.  All are invited to this free event and are welcome to bring their lunch.