STEAM Salon with Cy Keener: "Vestiges of Ice: Data, Digital Tools and Art"
Recently featured in Maryland Today and Terp Magazine, Cy Keener is an artist working at the intersection of art, science and technology. His current focus is on recording and representing environments undergoing drastic changes due to our climate crisis. In this presentation, he will share his experience collaborating with the International Arctic Buoy Programme to deploy art / science instruments to record multi-year sea ice, his effort to digitally document the Aletsch Glacier in Switzerland for an immersive virtual reality experience.
Cy Keener is an Assistant Professor of Sculpture and Emerging Technology at the University of Maryland’s Department of Art. His work includes a range of data-based installations to visualize diverse phenomena including sea ice, wind, rain and ocean waves. He received a Master of Fine Arts from Stanford University, and a Master of Architecture from the University of California, Berkeley.
Cy has completed commissioned installations at the Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art, Stanford University, Suyama Space in Seattle, and the Rubin Center for the Visual Arts at the University of Texas. Over the past year, Cy has presented his work at the International Symposium on Electronic Art in Durban South Africa, the National Academy of Sciences in Washington D.C., and OCAD University in Toronto.
- Thursday, November 14, 2019
- 2:00pm - 3:00pm
- STEM Library
- Cy Keener