Monday, April 2, 7:30 p.m.
Fine Arts Building, Room 150
Brian Knep works with cutting-edge science and technology. As the artist-in-residence at Harvard Medical School, he works side-by-side with scientists, using their tools and techniques to explore alternative ways of connecting to the world. Knep’s recent work focuses on the complexity possible with very simple rules–emergent art arising from mathematical equations of biological and chemical models of molecular interactions. His interactive installations amplify them and make them visible and accessible.
Knep holds a bachelor’s degree in mathematics and computer science and a master’s degree in computer science, both from Brown University. Early in his career he worked as a senior software engineer at Industrial Light and Magic, on films such as Jurassic Park, Mission Impossible and Star Trek: Generations. While there, he developed tools for which he and three others were awarded technical Academy Awards. His publications have appeared in computer graphics and computer-human interaction journals.
The Evolution of Complex Systems 2012 Spring Lecture Series is co-sponsored by Undergraduate Research, College of Arts and Sciences and the UAA Honors College.
Pictured: Healing Pool, six-channel interactive video installation, 30’x20’ computers, six video projectors, three video cameras, custom software, vinyl floor 2008