Visiting Artist Ryan Hoover
The Department of Visual Arts presents a visiting artist lecture 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, he 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 bio-printing cells. His work is exhibited, downloaded, and put to use in galleries, labs, and studios around the world.
Image: Courtesy of Ryan Hoover