Speaker: Lisa Moren (Professor and Graduate Program Director, UMBC and Artist in Residence, IMET)
Abstract: Lisa Moren is a multi-disciplinary artist who works with emerging media, public space and organic matter-on-paper, creating one of the first virtual reality projects, entitled “Practically Tender.” For the past decade her works include creating pigments out of polluted waterways including “Chesapeake Bay Water Watercolors”, “eLAND” in the Australian outback, and “Marbleized Paper from the Gulf of Mexico” off the coast of Louisiana, where she collected oil during BPs Deep Water Horizon rig spill that devastated the Gulf of Mexico. Her most recent collaboration is a public art project in augmented reality that replaces Baltimore’s utopian-style fountain that was demolished, entitled “NONUMENT01::The McKeldin Fountain.”
A University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science research cruise leaves for the deep Atlantic Ocean for a week of science at sea. Scientists will be sampling the depths of the ocean and analyzing bacterial diversity and function to better understand the marine carbon cycle in the ocean.